recent ebay find, Kodak Signet 35

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Won this yesterday:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...9&si=eY4sd5OLqcZPTwx97biNiP78hzE%3D&viewitem=

Does anyone have this?

Some info:

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kodak_Signet_35

and about the Ektar lens:

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kodak_lenses

some flickr samples:
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looking forward to trying this camera
 
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I had a Signet. Well, I still have it, but the mechanism froze and I can't cock the shutter anymore. It was a really fun camera, and it's 44mm f/3.5 was nice. The camera itself is a gem of art deco styling, but the small triangular RF spot was hard to see under all but the best light. The lens stopped to f/22, but the shutter speeds were a bit limited, especially considering the speed of films back then were ... a bit slower than we are used to these days (I think the sliding "meter" on the back only goes up to asa 200 for Super-xx film with the slowest film being 6 stops slower! By the way, only plus-x survives from the back scale.)

I love the pictures I took with it though, and I want to either repair mine.

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I hate to change the subject.

I recently got into 35mm film, and started using a film scanner.

The pictures above are excellent quality.

Can you tell me you did?

Camera?
Film type?
Developed. How?
Scanned? Settings?

Thanks.
 
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I had a Signet. Well, I still have it, but the mechanism froze and I can't cock the shutter anymore. It was a really fun camera, and it's 44mm f/3.5 was nice. The camera itself is a gem of art deco styling, but the small triangular RF spot was hard to see under all but the best light. The lens stopped to f/22, but the shutter speeds were a bit limited, especially considering the speed of films back then were ... a bit slower than we are used to these days (I think the sliding "meter" on the back only goes up to asa 200 for Super-xx film with the slowest film being 6 stops slower! By the way, only plus-x survives from the back scale.)

I love the pictures I took with it though, and I want to either repair mine.

http://homepage.mac.com/cheilman1/images/photos/film/old/rocketman.jpg

Nice one Chris, you should get the shutter fixed. I searched the net and it
doesn't seem too difficult to repair the shutter. I'll try to find where I was
a few days ago and post a link.

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I hate to change the subject.

I recently got into 35mm film, and started using a film scanner.

The pictures above are excellent quality.

Can you tell me you did?

Camera?
Film type?
Developed. How?
Scanned? Settings?
Thanks.

Anthony, these are flickr faves of mine of other people's pictures taken with
the Kodak Signet 35. I'm thinking most of the scans were done professionally
by a lab.
 
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Nice one Chris, you should get the shutter fixed. I searched the net and it
doesn't seem too difficult to repair the shutter. I'll try to find where I was
a few days ago and post a link.



Anthony, these are flickr faves of mine of other people's pictures taken with
the Kodak Signet 35. I'm thinking most of the scans were done professionally
by a lab.

Thanks for the reply.

They're nice.
 
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Nice and interesting camera Bill, you really know to get some pearl from the bay, looking forward to see some shots!
 
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Many times when i come here or another websites and look at those images i have a strong feeling inside me telling me to try 35mm film as well, it is the only format i don't have.
 
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Nice and interesting camera Bill, you really know to get some pearl from the bay, looking forward to see some shots!

Fredrik, I'm really looking forward to trying this camera, thanks!

Many times when i come here or another websites and look at those images i have a strong feeling inside me telling me to try 35mm film as well, it is the only format i don't have.

Tareq, yes, do try 35mm, too, film can be bought just about anywhere and
processing, too.
 
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Tareq, yes, do try 35mm, too, film can be bought just about anywhere and
processing, too.

In my country i can find only 2-3 films of 35mm, if i try harder i may find 4, so i don't take it as i will buy locally, i don't have that much films as you have but i am going to burn 100 120films and maybe around 200 sheets in the future, when i will have time to use 35mm films if i buy? Also we have a lab that can develop from 35mm up to 8x10, they do a great job for slides, didn't use them much for B&W to see but sure they are great in all films processing, they also have drum scanners, but what making me to think about 35mm is the portability more than IQ.
 
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Nice one Chris, you should get the shutter fixed. I searched the net and it doesn't seem too difficult to repair the shutter. I'll try to find where I was a few days ago and post a link.
...

I'd love to have some guidance. It looks pretty cramped in there:

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ps, hey look! It's got a red dot! :Wink:
 
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I think they had the red dot before Leica. Damn that shutter is more involved
than I thought for 4 speeds!:eek: Have you tried dowsing it in lighter fluid while
joss sticks are burning? OK, time to do some spelunking for that site.
 
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Way to go. Every time I see nice shots with cameras like these it just drives home the old adage that "its the photographer and not the gear". Well done.
 
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Camera arrived yesterday and now have it all clean dup with Fomapan 400 that
I'm shooting at 250. Even the case and strap are in excellent condition. Shutter
speeds sound very close, too.

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The little 27mm hood was in my junk drawer and fits perfectly.
 

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