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Slide scanning project again
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 01:19PM


From a (Bell & Howell projector) cube labeled "Wind River & Yellowstone". I haven’t gotten to the point of trying to identify locations yet, using the notes he left. But I’ll bet someone here knows where this is.



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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 23, 2022 01:28PM
Taggart Lake? Those big rocks in the back are a dead ringer, but you can't really see the lake in your scan.



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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 23, 2022 01:43PM
Beautiful!





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Re: Slide scanning project, old photography gear
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 01:48PM
My brother first got a 35mm camera sometime in the 1960s. He used it going into the mid-70s. It was made by Agfa, and I think, after doing some searching, that it was an Agfa Optima.
Agfa Optima cameras

The focus ring had little icons: people close by, people farther away, and mountains. I tried using it when I took my first photography class in college, and then abandoned it for a basic Honeywell Pentax. I couldn’t afford the Pentax Spotmatic, which had a built-in light meter, so you can imagine that my results were often pretty bad. My dad could not believe that I had spent $170 on a camera that couldn’t develop its own pictures.

My brother got some decent shots with his Agfa. This one was from a family trip west, probably around 1965. The film he mostly used was "Agfachrome".





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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 01:51PM
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mikebw
Taggart Lake? Those big rocks in the back are a dead ringer, but you can't really see the lake in your scan.



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Yes! That’s clearly the place. Thanks.



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Re: Slide scanning project, old photography gear
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 23, 2022 02:02PM
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ka jowct
My brother first got a 35mm camera sometime in the 1960s. He used it going into the mid-70s. It was made by Agfa, and I think, after doing some searching, that it was an Agfa Optima.
Agfa Optima cameras

The focus ring had little icons: people close by, people farther away, and mountains. I tried using it when I took my first photography class in college, and then abandoned it for a basic Honeywell Pentax. I couldn’t afford the Pentax Spotmatic, which had a built-in light meter, so you can imagine that my results were often pretty bad. My dad could not believe that I had spent $170 on a camera that couldn’t develop its own pictures.

My brother got some decent shots with his Agfa. This one was from a family trip west, probably around 1965. The film he mostly used was "Agfachrome".



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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 03:08PM
Thanks. Tetons in the background?



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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 23, 2022 03:33PM
Yes; In your brother’s the Grand is slightly left of center, partly obscured by clouds.

In the photo I posted Mt. Moran is the peak (complete, not partial) on the furthest right (North). Your brother’s ends just short of it.



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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 23, 2022 04:02PM
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Re: Slide scanning project again
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 25, 2022 09:04AM
I found an image that looks like the Agfa camera my brother was using until eventually getting a more modern 35mm:



I vaguely recall that it developed problems with the film transport, at the time that I was trying to use it for my photography class. Not sure what happened to it after that. I do recall my photography prof eying the little icons on the focus ring with great skepticism.



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