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Charles S. Fallis
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United States
Current Residence: darkroom
Favourite photographer: Jerry Uelsmann and J.K Potter
Favourite style of art: surreal nudes (darkroom manipulations)
Personal Quote: "Great photos are created, not captured." -- Ansel Adams
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Just in case anyone is interested, I'm selling two of my cameras right now on eBay. They are the Yashica C twin lens reflex camera and a 1916 Ansco "Buster Brown" box camera. Both are restored. Depending on how well they do, I might sell some more there.

The Yashica was built to compete with the Rolleicord with the f/3.5 Tessar lens and it compares favorably with it. It is sharp as hell at f/8 and f/11, but if you get away from that, the sharpness falls off a little along the edges and in the corners, as it does with the Rolleicord. Depending on what you are shooting, this may or may not be an issue. It is also a relatively rare camera, when compared to the other Yashicas. You can probably find another one, if you look hard enough, but it will almost certainly not be in anything close to this good condition and it will need a CLA (that will cost from $130 to $185 ). This one is in as nearly new condition as makes no difference. tinyurl.com/knwmem5

The Ansco "Buster Brown" camera was built to compete with the early (pre-1930s) Kodak "Brownie" box cameras (the ones that take 120 film). The lens was better and it looked better by a quantum leap though. This is a really excellent alternative to a crappy Holga or other Lomography camera. It works perfectly and is ready to load and shoot. tinyurl.com/o5tqeog

I have a bunch of people watching both auctions, but no bids as yet. I think the guys who are watching it are all snipers, waiting for the last minute of the auctions to bid on them -- so no one can outbid them. This is your chance to get some really good cameras at an excellent price. They are cleaned, lubricated and adjusted, in addition to being restored, and everything on them functions just as it should.

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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Charles!! :D
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you, I guess. I wasn't really looking forward to 60 though.
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You can't stop time! Enjoy every day! :D
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Well, I am on the right side of the grass still, at least for a little while longer.
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anorexianevrosa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Airborne Happy Birthday dear!Airborne I love deviantART! 
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh, God. Not another one. Well, thanks, I guess.
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anorexianevrosa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Sure! It's a pleasure to keep in touch with users like you, interested in cameras!
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Well, thanks, but I wasn't really looking forward to 60.
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TheyCallMe-G Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have very limited experience with film and FD lenses specifically...I'm set on the Kodak Portra 400 but the lenses are FD mounts and built like tanks.  Question is, most of the Canon A-1 I see comes with a 50mm f/1.8.  Excuse the typos, I'm drinking.  How do those lenses go for portraits?  Do they act like the EF 50mm f/1.8?  Random questions but as I said, I'm drinking lol..
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
In 35mm cameras, the lenses of choice for portraits are 135mm or 100mm for classic head and shoulders portraits. The 50mm good is for groups and for full figure (head to knees or to feet) portraits or for environmental portraits (person in context with the immediate environment). It works well for nudes/figure studies too.
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