|another commie camera arrives
My Flexaret Va (made in Czechoslovakia between 1958 and 1961) arrived yesterday from Cupog. Lovely. It's loaded with XP2 for some tests.
I shot a lot of black and white in the 1970s but never used filters. My Flexaret III had a partial set and a lens hood. I picked up another partial set from Cupog and here they all are with my new Va. Both sets of filters cost about the same as two new filters and I got a camera (IIIa) and a lens hood, too.
It's real handy that the Va has a table of filter factors on the back. It will make learning filters for black and white a lot easier. The camera, filters, and lens hood certainly do not have the build quality of some of the German and Japanese TLRs but the lens is supposed to be excellent and that is what takes the pictures. I'm looking forward to shooting this. I plan on using this primarily for portraits and panoramics. And when I feel square.