Vredeborch Stafetta Duo - A 50's Vintage Camera

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I bought this camera at rag-fair in my hometown for 2€. It's my first medium-format camera, and probably the best.

I always wanted to have a medium-format camera, but i’m a poor student. On one lucky day, i found this camera and was really amazed that the camera works. So my way led me to the next camera-shop and i bought an Ilford 100 Delta 120. I was very cautious with taking pictures, because my thoughts were always of the price for the film, 5€. That was twice as much as i paid for the camera. I realized that the numbers for focussing the camera and the name of the camera are missing, so i looked for in the internet, what took me one hour. Anyway, the Stafetta-Duo is totaly amazing and one of my first choices for bright light.

The S-D has 3 shutter settings: 1/25, 1/50 and B. As well, two aperture settings: a sun and a cloud. I prefer 1/50 in combination with the cloud, to play safe with 100 ISO films. I didn’t try the yellow filter, because i just uses B/W films yet. The S-D also has a hot-shoe, i checked it and was marveled that also this was working.

Checking the first roll, I noticed the vignetting and the blurry corners. So, i totally felt in love with this camera. There’s just one thing missing. A cable release connection.

written by abcdefuck on 2008-12-27 in #reviews #vredeborch #duo #stafetta #black-white #120 #vintage #bright-light #100-iso #b-w #medium-format

14 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    nice gallery .. the 2nd shot is so vintage and very 1960's.. love it!

  2. jelga
    jelga ·

    lovely pics! as the camera, they seem to belong to another time!
    in any case, an investement well worth it! :)

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    beautiful gallery!

  4. reid
    reid ·

    Cool Photos, where were they taken?

  5. abcdefuck
    abcdefuck ·

    thanks a lot. in montpellier and around my hometown giessen. :)

  6. camerao
    camerao ·

    super, and congratz again to your wonderful cam! Great gallery, my favo is no 4, can't find out: is it one, you found on the old film, or somewhere in Giessen?

  7. zark
    zark ·

    Nice cam and superb review. Like no 8 most. The yellow filter frankly is for B&W, makes the sky darker, clouds get stronger.

  8. ttrsgirl
    ttrsgirl ·

    nice shots :) now i really want the camera...
    in my place, with 5€ you can get 20 rolls of film!

  9. 80s_ego
    80s_ego ·

    i love so much this camera...and the pics are so great...

  10. photosect80
    photosect80 ·

    I love 'em!!!

  11. gunnart
    gunnart ·

    Hi. I've got three of these Vredeborchs. They come with different names: First as Felita in 1957, then renamed Felica the next year. Also known as Klimax, Reporter Junior and Bunny (and maybe other names too). Grey or black. The Stafetta-Duo or Felica Duo has two red windows on the back, and it is possible to change formats between 6x6 and 4x4. It is common that the decals fall off when the glue dries. I've got one black and one grey Felica in good shape and a Reporter Junior (I believe, because of the bottom and top silver edges) without decals. They cost me 2, 1 and 3 euros.
    It is very compact for a medium format, light but sturdy. Unfortunately the flash contact does not sync with electronic flashes. The cloudy and sunny apertures are f8 and f16.
    Your photos are very nice and represent what you can expect from the Felica: Softness, vignetting, nice borders and vintage character.

  12. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    The pics look so great!! Love the first one with this real old vintage style... ;))

  13. gomez22
    gomez22 ·

    where kan i get oneeee i fell inlove w the camera

  14. cartier-800
    cartier-800 ·

    I have a Vredeborch but I'm not sure if it's Felica or Stafetta. They look exactly the same and text is completely worn off. It has the same shutter and aperture settings than this one though. Nice pictures btw.

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