Fries Mitchell loaded with film

A Basic Guide to Threading a 35mm Mitchell Standard/GC/Fries Mitchell Film Camera

I have been fortunate enough to find new homes for several Mitchell Standards, GCs, and Fries conversions recently. A common question I get about these cameras is, now that I have it, how do I put film in it? This is a reasonable question.  And as I looked around online for a video to demonstrate …

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aligning the shutter shaft in Mitchell 46

The Long and Winding Road to a Balanced Shutter in Mitchell 46

After winning last week’s struggle with the rear bearing race, I could actually move on to properly aligning the shutter in the camera casting. I hope you will all forgive the tedious details of this process, but it seemed important to me to outline the many steps it took to achieve this. Several things had …

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Mitchell Standard 46 on its rackover L-base

Mitchell 46 Racks Over at Last!

I thought everyone might appreciate a short video of Mitchell Standard #46 racking over for the first time in decades. This 6 seconds of video represents 5 months of hard work that has finally paid off.