Mitchell Standard

Mitchell Standard 125

A Face-lift for Mitchell Standard 125

Recently, I was contacted by my friend and fellow vintage camera enthusiast Michael Geiger, who had recently acquired Mitchell Standard #125. This camera, like Mitchell 46, had been abused in its previous life. Mitchell 125 was hacked into an animation camera, and whoever did the conversion, removed and discarded most of the original shutter control …

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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.

Mitchell 46 successfully fitted onto the disassembled rackover L-base.

Dove-tales of Woe

Somehow we find ourselves in July already (not sure how that happened!), so we decided to take a couple of days off for the 4th of July holiday and relax. Now though, we are back to work on Mitchell 46, along with the dozen other projects we have going at the same time. Much to …

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