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11-17-2015, 02:18 PM   #16
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Well, developing the negatives isnt hard at all. I just bought some stuff, watched a Youtube clip and started. First couples of rolls are messy though. If you can PP digital pics you know how to scan too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Well, developing the negatives isnt hard at all. I just bought some stuff, watched a Youtube clip and started. First couples of rolls are messy though. If you can PP digital pics you know how to scan too.
Yeah I've watched the youtubes on developing before so not intimidated by the process. Just lazy, and it doesn't help that to date I have only shot color film which from what I've seen seems a bit more intensive a development process.... I do have a couple bw rolls though waiting for me so I need to get to those.
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I love my two tlrs. I got a mamiya c33 and a super ricohflex.

The mamiya is just unbeatable in terms of features on a tlr. It is my main camera for my more important work (portraits, car shows, and other stuff like that). Most of the prints I made came from this camera

My ricohflex is used when weight comes into play. So it get a lot of landscape, cityscape and street use. as it is a whole lot lighter then the mamiya.
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I recently bought a Yashica 44 from an antique store. I've only been able to put two rolls through it so far though, one 35mm and one 127 roll. Haven't had the chance to get the 127 roll developed yet. But I love the thing. The one problem is that 127 film is expensive as hell, comparatively speaking, and I don't have enough confidence to cut down and re-roll 120 film. There was a Yashica Mat 124G there also, but it had a sticky shutter button and was ~$100 more.



I did do a quick modification to put a roll of 35mm through it to see if it works. And besides the light leaks, it's pretty decent.



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Yeah, the 127-films are expensive but not unreasonable. Your 135 shot looks promising!
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Yeah, the 127-films are expensive but not unreasonable. Your 135 shot looks promising!
Thanks! I really wish I would've sealed the frame counter window, but oh well. At least it was a good test to see if the camera still worked.

127 film really isn't that expensive. But comparatively to 120 film, it is. All I can find that's new and not expired is ReraPan, which is $12 for a roll that only has 8 exposures...
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A bokeh test with the Skopar



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I don't shoot my Rolleicord IV anymore. It has a sticky shutter and it's not worth the effort to fix when you also have a Hasselblad 500C/M, Fuji GSW690II and a Pentax 67 you can shoot.

Here is one of my last pictures from it using a Rollei sport filter ( light yellow), 100ACR, Rodinal 1+100 stand developed and the Sunny 11 Rule


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That shot looks really good nonetheless!
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Just found this thread. I currently have 4 TLRs. A Rolleiflex 2.8C, a Rolleiflex 3.5F, a Minolta Autocord, and a Toyocaflex.
I use the 2 Rolleiflex quite often.

Here's my 2.8C,


and here's the other 3,
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I also got an Autocord

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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
I also got an Autocord
Looks like a nice one too.
They're really good cameras.

Here's a photo from my Autocord,



Minolta Autocord
Chiyoko Rokkor 75/3.5
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
That shot looks really good nonetheless!
Thanks. There are some fine examples in this pool.

This old shot of my TLR on Portra 160VC using my view camera. This camera is kind of hard to load and of course not nearly the quality of a Rolleiflex and other TLRs. Its Xenar 75/3.5 lens takes about f11 to get a sharp flat field it seems.



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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Thanks. There are some fine examples in this pool.

This old shot of my TLR on Portra 160VC using my view camera. This camera is kind of hard to load and of course not nearly the quality of a Rolleiflex and other TLRs. Its Xenar 75/3.5 lens takes about f11 to get a sharp flat field it seems.
Nice looking Rolleicord!
I've used a very early Rolleiflex MX with an uncoated Xenar. It was pretty sharp, probably every bit as sharp as my Autocord.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Looks like a nice one too.
They're really good cameras.

Here's a photo from my Autocord,



Minolta Autocord
Chiyoko Rokkor 75/3.5
Kodak Ektar
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That is a very nice photograph. Simple, elegant, great bokeh.
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