Thank you Barney!Thanks for sharing, these are fabulous - kind of like Christopher Timothy in "All Creatures." Amazing to see the harbors with some old sailing ships that might have been sent to Dunkirk!
What was the film used? Looks like Agfa Chrome to me. Very nice. My first thought was Kodachrome - but those generally hold up much better, with bright reds. I have a few K-10 slides taken during 1939 and they still look fresh. Kodachrome is immediately recognizable by the reflection of the separate layers on the emulsion side. It required a complex support network to process and that may not have been possible during the war years.
lf I am right about the Agfa film, this batch may have been the last available till after the war. It was reputed not to fade, which was a real problem with most of the color films.I hope that today's digital images will hold up as well.
Pity that Nikon Lenses - with the F mount - will probably not be worthwhile on this body with such a small sensor. The Sony Nex is closer to the mark with an APS sensor. I passed on the 4/3rd system since it was a bit smaller than the APS sensors that Sony and my Nikon digital SLR's use. What I am hoping for is a full frame mirrorless body that lets me use the dozens of great lenses in my collection. In the meantime the Nex-5 is the best game in town for a collector who enjoys using his old glass.