Post by belgiumreporter on Nov 8, 2015 8:33:29 GMT -5
Recently i came across this handsome pontiac "bloc métal" 45 b it wasn't to expensive and even though i am not in to folders i've bought it because the styling is so very close to another pontiac in my 35mm collection (the super lynx I). There isn't an abundance of French cameras so i thought they would make a nice pair. From what i can see Pontiac made their top plates out of cast (rather than pressed) aluminum wich gives them a special look. I need to (further) polish the 45b some more but for that i need to find my dremel that i seem to have put away a little to well.
The lens on this one is the som bérthiot 105mm/3,5 with a prontor shutter
The dept of field scale, finder and accesoire shoe (wich looks like it has been machened out of the cast metal)
If a Dremel is used on the metal, use the soft pads, not the steel brush, or even the softer brass version. The metal used is soft aluminium, and will mark with the more vigourous dremel tools. Purely as reference, you may know this already, but others might use the wire brushes and regret it!