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Scott BilottaPerson was signed in when posted
01:32 PM ET (US)
I received this message from Hunter Compton. This is a moderated board but even though I approved his message it has not been posted through. So I'm copying the message below.

And thank you Hunter for sending the serial number information. I'll add it to my list.

I'm not sure if you are still collecting serial number data on Clarus cameras, but if you are I would like to add my camera to your list.

I have a Clarus MS-35 with the body serial number 5617, fitted with a Wollensak Velostigmat f/2.8 #485483. The lens is fitted in the older style Clarus rotating mount, the camera has flash sync, a 2 piece cast accessory shoe, sliding style back latch, no finder bezels, no strap lugs and a notched speed dial.

Also, for those interested, there is an early Clarus listed on eBay right now with finder bezels, strap lugs and the Leica style speed dial. Item #224194748993.
Edited 10-18-2020 01:33 PM
Adrian Wylie
03:23 PM ET (US)
Hey Bob, thanks for sharing those photos done with the rare 35mm Raptar. I'm surprised you were able to open up the aperture on such a sunny day. I don't use either the 1/500 or 1/1000 speeds due to how inconsistent the shutter is at those speeds, so without a ND filter I stick with shooting f/11 and f/16 and 1/200 (which is actually closer to 1/125) on sunny days.
Scott BilottaPerson was signed in when posted
11:57 PM ET (US)

Posting Bob Kelly's photo:

Kelly Backyard color on 3-5-20, 35mm, sunny 16 exposure no data
Scott BilottaPerson was signed in when posted
11:48 PM ET (US)

Posting Bob's photos:

Kelly back yard fence, 3-5-20, 35mm, sunny 16 exposure, no data
Bob kelly
09:20 PM ET (US)
I posted a couple photos I took on MS-35 day.

Bob Kelly
Adrian Wylie
09:55 PM ET (US)
Thanks Rick. I avoided using the 1/500 and 1/1000 shutter speeds because I suspect that there would be shutter capping to some degree. The 1/100 and 1/200 speeds worked fine until the last few images when the trailing shutter curtain was getting hung up. After I removed the film I fired the shutter several more times but couldn't replicate the problem - all was fine.
08:54 PM ET (US)
NICE shots! That Clarus shutter looks like it's running very smoothly!
Scott BilottaPerson was signed in when posted
03:09 PM ET (US)

And another of Adrian's photos:

#2 Ypsilanti Water Tower, 2-inch Velostigmat, f/16 1/100
What a difference a year makes! March 5 last year was snowy and 15 degrees... this year it was sunny and 50. I went to Ypsilanti, the next door neighbor of my hometown of Ann Arbor. The Clarus body was loaded up with outdated (2009) Fujicolor Superia ISO 200 film.
Scott BilottaPerson was signed in when posted
03:03 PM ET (US)

Posting Adrian Wylie's photo:

#3 Peninsular Paper Co., 2-inch Velostigmat, f/16 1/100
Edited 03-12-2020 03:04 PM
02:05 PM ET (US)
Wollensak made superb lenses for 55 years or more. Many of their C mt. I still use today. I have 1 for my leica also made for E. Leitz in the ost war shortage period. Quite excellent, I use it on a special adapter on my digital Sony a7r. Photos are excellent Bokeh, sharpness, colors all great!
Adrian Wylie
11:38 AM ET (US)

Depot Town, 2-inch Velostigmat, f/11 1/100
Adrian Wylie
11:10 AM ET (US)

Gilbert Mansion, 101mm Raptar, f/16 1/200
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