The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Camera Club given equipment donation

By Rex Dolby

The Wassenberg Camera Club met Thursday, February 23, at the Wassenberg Art Center. Time was devoted to what features a new club laptop should possess. President Heckler received quite a bit of input and the discussion will be continued at the next meeting.

Retired, acting treasurer, Karl Gribler reported that the club’s Discount Cards will be ready for distribution at the next meeting. He passed around sample cards that are very attractive. He also passed out flyers to be placed around town toinform the people of Van Wert of what the card offers and who to contact to purchase one.

Vice president Will Hawkins displayed additional photography equipment donated by Bob and Sue Gates of Van Wert. One camera was a Nikon FM2/T model with a zoom lens. The camera was built between 1994 and 1997 only and featured titanium construction. (thus the T) Titanium is a lightweight metal, is almost as strong as steel, and its corrosive resistance is greater than that of stainless steel. Due to the use of titanium and the short production run, this model has become a collector’s item.

The second camera is a Nikon FE2, also with a zoom lens.  The FE2 was built from 1983-89. When it was first released, it claimed the world’s fastest shutter sync speed at 1/200th of a second. Additional equipment included a 50mm Nikor lens, a Vivitar 152 flash unit, and a CF-27 Nikon camera case. We aregrateful to the Gates family for their donations of equipment.

The club welcomed visitors Susan Gates and Joe Sheldon to the meeting.

The club’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center, Doors/Windows will be the competition theme that evening.

Contact the art center at 419.238.6837, by or via our website at: The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 643 South Washington Street in Van Wert.

POSTED: 02/29/12 at 3:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News