Olympus Chrome Six II

This camera, released in 1952 is a typical 6x6 cm folder camera of that time.

Very difficult to use though, because there is no light meter and no device for judging the focus ... and the DOF can be damn shallow on medium format.

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  1. adash
    adash ·

    Maybe an external rangefinder will help with focusing. I have one that clips on the accessory shoe and gives distance in feet. All you have to do is focus the lens at the same distance.

  2. berndtotto
    berndtotto ·

    Me too. A so called Watameter. Works pretty well.

  3. adash
    adash ·

    @berndtotto use @adash to attract my attention to a comment. Else there is no way for me to know that you have responded.

  4. berndtotto
    berndtotto ·

    @adash: I see ... and thanks for liking my work.