Random Daily Photos September 2022 Edition

SparkleFart

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I've realized that for me to become anywhere near proficient in C6 I will need to spend some time on youtube or some other video lessons. I do fine in open G and E (bluesy stuff) but can't get sounding like Hank's old steel player. Since acquiring a 2nd lap steel I should just designate one for C6 and stick a small rig (like yours) near my 'puter.
Love the ironing board set-up btw.

Well thanks--since I retired we don't use the ironing board nearly as much, at least not for the intended purpose. Mrs. Sparkle...she doesn't seem to mind. But now it's getting a second life!

As for C6, it's probably another of my many tangents, which are why I never develop proficiency at anything. Seems to be my general life approach 🙃
 

TokyoPortrait

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Hi again.

Oh, better include (two versions of) a photo actually taken with the resurrected lens.

Patient Smith’s Just Kids. Doh, I mean, Patti Smith. Thanks phone.


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Pax/
Dean
 

effzee

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16th century castle gate. Made of oak tree limbs, weighs 3.5 tons. In those days, it was too much work to open and close it for everyone who wanted to pass through, so they left it closed and cut a small "door" into it. It's small like that not because the people were tiny but to make it difficult for attackers to get through. But the castle visitors and residents had to squeeze through every time. You can see the "door in the door" more clearly in the second pic

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effzee

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Covered bridge from the 1670s, all original except the roof/rafters. That blew my mind. Wood structures don't usually survive that long, especially ones as heavily used as this. This castle has multiple rings of defensive walls and the innermost have wooden bridges connecting them. That seemed really strange to me.

They used wood intentionally because, if the enemy got that close to the inner sanctum of the fortress, the inhabitants could set fire to the wooden bridges. They had to think of stuff like this back in those days. I bet that wood would be highly cherished by instrument makers.

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Still September here; last installment of old and older cameras:

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A kind of bares bones F, bought used in San Francisco, around ‘74 or ‘75. I was an art student at the time, this was my “serious” camera. Last used in France, 2004, I think.

Here’s a sort of oddball: “Vest Olympic”, made in Japan, around 1937-43. This was also my grandfather’s. Made by Asahi Kogaku; not related to Asahi Pentax, nor Nipon Kogaku. “Kogaku”, in this context, means something like “Optics”, best guess. Wind film by hand, small “dark” window on back let’s you check progress.
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The camera is resting on an improvised lens cap - the blue plastic cap for a can of shaving cream.
 

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Still September here; last installment of old and older cameras:

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A kind of bares bones F, bought used in San Francisco, around ‘74 or ‘75. I was an art student at the time, this was my “serious” camera. Last used in France, 2004, I think.

Here’s a sort of oddball: “Vest Olympic”, made in Japan, around 1937-43. This was also my grandfather’s. Made by Asahi Kogaku; not related to Asahi Pentax, nor Nipon Kogaku. “Kogaku”, in this context, means something like “Optics”, best guess. Wind film by hand, small “dark” window on back let’s you check progress.
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The camera is resting on an improvised lens cap - the blue plastic cap for a can of shaving cream.
As far as I know Asahi Kogaku is the same company that makes Pentax.


Nice pair of cameras anyway.

Edit after a bit of googling. As you were - no, seems like not the Pentax company.
 
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teletimetx

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As far as I know Asahi Kogaku is the same company that makes Pentax.


Nice pair of cameras anyway.

Edit after a bit of googling. As you were - no, seems like not the Pentax company.

Not exactly without confusing company histories, as well as duplicate company names? A little bit beyond my interest, but I also found this article by David Silver, where he is rather certain of his opinion. The article addresses several Japanese cameras of that era.


And this article about the development of the pentaprism and the first commercially available and mechanically reliable quick-return mirror, eventually, the Asahi Pentax:


Something like how a Supro amp made today is not exactly the same thing as a vintage Supro amp - and it’s a minuscule statistic of who cares and how many pins may be destroyed by the angels dancing on top…cheers, mate!
 

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Don't see an October thread yet so I'll just pop this in here. Going on an overnighter with my wife tomorrow to do some sightseeing and to visit this vintage guitar dealer in the Bielefeld region (4+ hour drive for us) I'll be coming home with this Neubauer

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And one of these two Framus guitars, have to play them first, then decide. It won't be an easy decision! Opinions welcomed! 😊

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Special thanks to @Tricone for sending me down this particular rabbit hole 😅
 
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