Category Archives: Aires 111L

Trouble with an Aires #3

Extreme Ironing
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I pass by this location about once a fortnight if I need to shop locally, and there always seems to be something interesting left outside!

Hacked Off
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A bit of autumn pruning and a chance to test the accuracy  of the rangefinder.

Trouble with an Aires

Not a person born under that star-sign but an Aires 111L rangefinder camera. The Aires is noted for it’s shutter problems and when I inherited the camera, sure enough the shutter was sticking. A couple of years ago I sent the camera off for a CLA and it seemed OK, but I had nagging doubts. I found a roll of Fuji 200 in the fridge and loaded up, the wind-on didn’t feel quite as it should, nor the shutter. The lens on this camera is really good a 6 element 45mm f1.9. I lost about 6 shots on this roll, maybe a bit more usage might help.

Autumn Sky
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When it’s good

Shaky Berlin Circus box office
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When it misbehaves

It’s a lovely camera to use, very well made and solid as a brick, If I could rely on it, it would be one of my go to cameras. I’ll post some more images over the next few days.