Clarus MS-35

This is the Clarus MS-35, introduced in 1946 and produced until 1952. On paper this should be a good camera with it’s 1/1000 top speed and reasonably sharp Wollensak f2.8 lens, but I have had a hard time getting it to work reliably much less produce good imagery.

It ate the first roll run through it (Delta 100) and after much tinkering I was able to get a roll of Fuji 100 through it, but only got a couple of usable images from it due to the notoriously fickle shutter. Another roll of B&W is in the works. Fingers crossed!

An unreliable shutter places the Clarus high on the Break’o’Matic meter.

SpeedB, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000
 f2.8 2-inch (50mm)
Focus3ft – ∞
Aperturef2.8 – f22
Light MeterNo

An early attempt at C-41 processing. Fuji 100, Arista C-41 kit.

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