Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by red, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    Weekend work: I made pictures to visualize the different revisions of construction of the CURTA Type I calculator (4 diefferent Curtas, nine views). I used my GF1 with the Retro Lumax 1:3.5/35 - an English Lens from around the same time period as the Curtas.


    Curta Type 1 - comparison - Vergleich - comparaison (1949 1952 1955 1968)

    You can selcect the Curta by Year (1949 • 1952 • 1955 • 1968) and nine different views by using the arrows (< > top right)
  2. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Very cool subject. Kinda looks like a cross between a camera lens (wish my calculator had knurling), a coffee grinder, an abacus, and a hand grenade (what does happen when you pull the pin?)

    Shots came out nicely, too.
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  3. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    hold on a minute..... those things are calculators? they look like pepper grinders or a handheld enigma machine lol

    very nice shots. though the close ups on the site you linked have a little flare. the shot of the 4 curtas above has a better contrast, probably because you darkened the background slightly.
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