Thursday, June 9, 2011

#18 Halina 35X Super

My father's photographic outfit

This outfit, plus a telescopic black and chrome tripod, with a ball head and a clever reversal bush for 1/4 or 3/8", neatly tucked in a gray square patterned bag, made by my mother, were my father's companions in all our family trips, parties, etc.

When I started collecting cameras my father gave it to me, on my birthday, as he was no longer using it.

Wait I'm getting ahead on the chronology of the facts. 

When I started collecting cameras I decided to recover all the cameras that I have had or used intensively.
This Halina 35X Super was the first 35mm camera that I ever used but, it belonged to my dad, so I went to the Bay to get a replacement for it and I bought this one:

Halina 35X Super

This camera was made in Hong Kong, it's marked Empire Made, from 1960 onwards.
It's a very simple viewfinder camera.
Halina Anastigmat f.c. 45mm 1:3.5 lens
Scale focusing
Central leaf shutter: 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200 and B
Film advance and shutter cock combined
Exposure counter on a wheel in the centre of the advance lever
Removable back to load/unload film
Film rewind by round knurled knob
Flash PC synch on the side of the lens barrel

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I don't have much to say about this camera, I never used it.
I will leave that to the post were I'm going to tell you about the "original", the one that my father gave to me.

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My father never liked the more modern cameras that I've been giving him through the years, so he asked me to get him a camera like the old one, that he liked so much and was used to, so now he's using this one.

Stay tuned (o;