2912n
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Need Help With An OLD Camera-Adams

Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:20 am

Okay, not aviation, but I came across my Dad's old 35mm camera while going through his stuff. (yeah, memories....) anyway, the camera is an Adams Pronto 35mm. Nice basic manual camera. But as I was tinkering with it I found that there is a roll of film in it! It has probably not been used in 20 years or more. I figured out how to rewind the film, but I can't open the body. Obviously I don't want to force it. Anyone out there know anything about this type of camera? Know how to open it? Any help here or via email to zeljeznjak1@cox.net appreciated greatly!!

Thanks Tony
 
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RE: Need Help With An OLD Camera-Adams

Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:25 am

Many old cameras are opened by lifting (pulling) the entire wheel that rewinds the film, up from the camera.

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RE: Need Help With An OLD Camera-Adams

Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:29 am

Tried that....Did a google search too...But everything comes up for Ansel Adams...ARRGGGHHH!!  Smile
 
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RE: Need Help With An OLD Camera-Adams

Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:01 am

Sorry I can't help you with getting the door opened, but I think it is cool that you may have found a small time capsule full of memories. If I were you, I would take it to a good shop and let them look at it. Let us know what the shots are of.

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RE: Need Help With An OLD Camera-Adams

Sat Mar 01, 2003 1:59 am

Can you upload an image of the camera? Perhaps being able to see it will help others help you? Was your Dad an aircraft spotter?
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