I visited a thrift shop today and my bag was a nice Olympus OM-1 MD, a normal f1,8/50mm lens with dented filter ring, a mint Tokina f2,8/!35mm with 42mm mount and a Beautyflex D. The Spring has arrived ;D
Beauty? I've got two identical Beauty 35 models (which I believe was the first 35mm cameras made by the Beauty brand...correct me please if I am wrong). And I also have an identical model sold by Wards-- the Ward 35.
These have no rangefinder, and because they have four-element front-cell focusing lenses (according to the instruction booklet), I'm assuming they have a similar optical design as as the Skopar lens on my Voigtlander Vito.
The Beauty/Ward 35 lenses appear to be every bit as sharp as the Skopar.
Post by Just Plain Curt on Feb 24, 2009 20:35:07 GMT -5
Wards, that's a name I've got to add to my eBay search terms. I usually find more uncommon cameras are available in their store branded incarnations so I study these religiously but forgot old Montgomery Wards. Thank you so much for this. Very nice example of this Beauty 35 by the way. As Peter said, it copes nicely with this lighting. Good job.