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Use of italics
For the moment, I am systematically using the '' markup to quote the markings of a camera, that I have observed at least on pictures. This gives italic writing, but maybe it is not very clear, and it would be better to put it between quotes (")? --Rebollo fr 07:20, 27 July 2006 (EDT)
- Sorry, I was sleepy today and didn't realize you'd been systematic. Feel free to revert. No; I'll do the reverting for you. Well, I'm now the bemused owner of a very dead original LyraFlex. It was fairly cheap as a paperweight, which is how I shall use it. (I realized this when I bought it. Some fool seems to have tried to take it to bits and then forgotten how to put it back together again; plus various metal surfaces are rusty and glass surfaces are misty.) -- Hoary 09:15, 27 July 2006 (EDT)
- Does the lens name of your Lyra Flex read Goldar or Golder? I have pictures of the postwar Pioneer folder, distantly related to the Lyra cameras, and it has a Golder lens. Interestingly, the lens of the Nippon (4.5×6) is also a ゴルダー and I wonder if it comes from the same company.
- Other unimportant questions: is there a sportsfinder in the viewing hood? is there an exposure table on the back? and is the release button linked to the auto-stop mechanism? (if it is really a paperweight, it might be impossible to answer this question)
- --Rebollo fr 16:08, 9 December 2006 (EST)
I'm sorry I didn't notice these questions till very recently. The taking lens on my (distinctly dead) LyraFlex is a Fujikō Anastigmat Goldar (yes, with "a") and the viewing lens a Fuji-kō Anastigmat Terionar. The hood on mine is a mess, and can't be properly opened or closed; however, a square area accounting for all but the outside appears to be separate and I suppose constitutes a sports finder. Yes, there's a DoF table on the back. I hardly want to speculate on what was once the shutter release, let alone on what it was connected to: yes, paperweight is the word! -- Hoary 01:59, 21 April 2007 (EDT)