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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 17, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Nice Busch Verascope F40 for your consideration. Everything appears to work; however it needs a tune-up from a professional camera repair person to loosen up the mechanisms and possibly clean the lenses.

Here are some of the issues:

1. Speed dial seems to turn a little hard, however the f-stop turns just fine.

2. The guillotine-type shutter does not open all the way. It usually opens 1/2 to 3/4 of the normal distance.

3. The film advance doesn't seem to work unless the lever on the front is slid all the way over to the right.

4. The "stereo/mono" button has been fixed to always be on the "stereo" setting.

5. Unit comes with a very nice case but does not have a strap.

6. Each lens has a removable KODAK SERIES V ADAPTER RINGS, 7/8" X 22mm.

7. Lenses appear to be clean, but I am not a professional and do not know for sure if the lenses have mold or fungi on them.

8. Camera has a serial number of #2610021.

Other information:

I have tried to describe the item as accurately as possible. There are no returns on this item but I am fairly confident that a good camera repair person will be able to loosen any sticky components and clean the lenses if necessary.

Additional Information from :

Camera Type 35 mm viewfinder stereo camera Manufacturer Jules Richard, Paris, France Year Introduced About 1946 Film 135 cartridge Size 168 x 80 x 56 mm (W x H x D) Weight 929 grams (1,193 grams with everready case) Lens Separation 63.20 mm Image Format 29.50 x 24.00 mm (W x H), notch on the right. Image Window Separation 64.20 mm Lenses Som Berthiot Paris Flor Tessar, 1:3.5/40 mm, glass, matched, filter thread 20 mm Diaphragms Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16 Focusing Manual, 2 ft. - infinity. Movement of the whole lensboard Shutter Mechanical guillotine type shutter, pneumatically controlled, behind the lenses. Cocked with film advance. Shutter Speeds 1/250, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, ½, 1 sec. and "B" and "T" Viewfinder Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,5x) Rangefinder double image rangefinder, baseline 70 mm, linked with focus setting Film Loading Manual Film Transport Manual, with knob. Alternating by 6 2/3 and 20 sprocket holes (= 31.66 and 95.00 mm), sprocket wheels on top and bottom. Film Rewinding Manual. Unlocking with rewind lever Frame Counter Additive, 1 to 40. Manual reset by turning wind-knob in rewind position. Counter is alternatingly increasing 1 and 3 in Stereo Mode (S), and in single steps in Mono Mode (M). Flash Contact Special double contact (only later models). Accessory shoe (no contact) Tripod Socket May 20, 2005 or ¼“ / 20 TPI (late model) Selftimer n/a Special Features Double exposure prevention (overridable with by separate shutter cocking lever), Cable Release Socket Accessories Operating instructions, everready case Notes The camera can be switched to Mono Mode (M) by turning a knob. A built-in dark slide will cover the right image.
Sold as Busch Verascope f40 in the USA

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