Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-15-2017, 04:26 PM - 7 Likes   #5011
Pentaxian
Swift1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,079
Met up with a friend today. I brought my 1955 Rolleiflex 2.8C, he brought his 1959 Leica M3.



09-15-2017, 04:54 PM - 1 Like   #5012
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 55,238
QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Met up with a friend today. I brought my 1955 Rolleiflex 2.8C, he brought his 1959 Leica M3.
Two of what are commonly thought to be the finest of their kind.
09-16-2017, 03:01 AM - 1 Like   #5013
Veteran Member
aurele's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,216
QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Met up with a friend today. I brought my 1955 Rolleiflex 2.8C, he brought his 1959 Leica M3.
Two beauty and joy to use ! Have fun !
09-19-2017, 01:08 AM - 2 Likes   #5014
Pentaxian
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 9,609
Does this count?


K2DMD Agfa APX 100 043a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

I spotted this at a market back in the spring. It's a shame they only had children's sizes, otherwise I would have bought one for myself, the design was very good.

09-19-2017, 04:00 AM   #5015
Veteran Member
aurele's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,216
QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I spotted this at a market back in the spring. It's a shame they only had children's sizes, otherwise I would have bought one for myself, the design was very good.
This is a very nice T-shirt
Maybe it can count
09-19-2017, 10:21 PM - 1 Like   #5016
Pentaxian
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 9,609
Stuck indoors with a very bad stomach ache in January, I had the 645 with me for the trip to Edinburgh but didn't get to use it at all


Edinburgh P30T T-Max 400 022a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


Edinburgh P30T T-Max 400 018a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


Edinburgh P30T T-Max 400 026a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
09-20-2017, 05:32 AM - 1 Like   #5017
Pentaxian
Lord Lucan's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: South Wales
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,141
QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Met up with a friend today. I brought my 1955 Rolleiflex 2.8C, he brought his 1959 Leica M3.
Memories ... my father had one of those Rolleis (might not have been a C), his pride and joy. Unfortunately after he died my mother virtually gave it to one of those door-to-door "antique dealers", my father would have turned in his grave. I still have a couple of his books about it, and some accessories he made himself for it (he was an instrument maker).

He took wedding phots as a side line, and fancied himself as a freelancer too. In some formal motorcade soon after the war, Churchill was riding in an open limo. My father stepped out from the crowd with his Rollei for a photo; but Churchill cowed down, thinking it was an attack, Archduke Ferdinand style. I don't know if my father got the shot : One day I ought to search through his thousands of negs for it.

09-20-2017, 12:17 PM   #5018
Pentaxian
Swift1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,079
QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
Memories ... my father had one of those Rolleis (might not have been a C), his pride and joy. Unfortunately after he died my mother virtually gave it to one of those door-to-door "antique dealers", my father would have turned in his grave. I still have a couple of his books about it, and some accessories he made himself for it (he was an instrument maker).

He took wedding phots as a side line, and fancied himself as a freelancer too. In some formal motorcade soon after the war, Churchill was riding in an open limo. My father stepped out from the crowd with his Rollei for a photo; but Churchill cowed down, thinking it was an attack, Archduke Ferdinand style. I don't know if my father got the shot : One day I ought to search through his thousands of negs for it.
Very cool story! You should definitely try to find that negative...
Too bad you don't have the camera...
09-21-2017, 10:00 AM - 2 Likes   #5019
Veteran Member
cooltouch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 982
The Rollei 2.8C is a remarkably good camera. So is the D. Back in my previous life as a camera dealer, I bought a C and a D from a swap meet dealer for good prices and eventually resold them, but not before I used them a lot. One was a Planar and one was a Xenotar. I don't recall a significant difference between the two. Here's a self-portait of me and my cat Smokey. He was a good cat. I think it was the C, and I don't know if it was the Xenotar or the Planar, but man-o-man, do I wish nowadays that I would have kept that camera.
09-21-2017, 11:51 AM   #5020
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
timw4mail's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Driving a Mirage
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,669
QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Haven't done one of these refinishes in a while, but came across a Minolta 58mm f/1.2 and couldn't resist:
Is that one for sale? *drools*
09-21-2017, 02:22 PM   #5021
Veteran Member
aurele's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,216
QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Haven't done one of these refinishes in a while, but came across a Minolta 58mm f/1.2 and couldn't resist:
georgeous one !!!
09-21-2017, 03:02 PM - 1 Like   #5022
Veteran Member
butangmucat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 709
While Eric still has my Spotmatic F, I have decided to take my recently acquired Nikkormat for a walk.

At a local Starbucks, writing down some statements and ideas for my project.

通过我的 Nexus 6P 上的 Tapatalk发言
09-21-2017, 03:16 PM   #5023
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 55,238
QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
The Rollei 2.8C is a remarkably good camera. So is the D. Back in my previous life as a camera dealer, I bought a C and a D from a swap meet dealer for good prices and eventually resold them, but not before I used them a lot. One was a Planar and one was a Xenotar. I don't recall a significant difference between the two. Here's a self-portait of me and my cat Smokey. He was a good cat. I think it was the C, and I don't know if it was the Xenotar or the Planar, but man-o-man, do I wish nowadays that I would have kept that camera.

FYI: Decades back I read that Rollei found that Americans preferred the Planar lens, so it was difficult to sell Rolleis with a Xenotar in the USA, but in Europe just the opposite, the Xenotar was heavily favored over the Planar.
09-27-2017, 07:37 PM   #5024
Veteran Member
cooltouch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 982
I began my career as a camera dealer in 1989. By that time, yes, there was still a prejudice toward the Planar, but "those in the know" knew that the Schneider lenses were every bit as good, and in some cases better. For example, I've owned two mx/evs Rolleifliexes, one which had the 3.5 Xenar, and one had the 3.5 Tessar. The Rollei with the Xenar was the better picture taker by a slim margin.
09-29-2017, 06:19 PM   #5025
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indiana
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 437
QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
It was suggested I post some images of my recent lens re-finishing projects here:



Wow! These are beautiful.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
645n, af, bronica, camera, chris, ebay, eric, f2.8, fa, film, flickr, gear p0rn post, lens, mx, nettar, p3, p30t, pentax, photography magazine, post, praktica, retina, shutter, site, store, stuff, swap, test, thrift, tools, winder
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The "Keeper" Lens Club -- You'll regret it if you sell it. vandamro Lens Clubs 108 09-26-2022 08:47 AM
Is it safe to share my personal collection of K-01 lens p0rn? elpolodiablo Pentax K-01 41 03-01-2013 11:16 AM
If you aren't using it, zip it up! The Jannie Pentax DSLR Discussion 17 09-16-2011 04:35 PM
You've got to love technology and it's mindlessness mtansley General Talk 6 07-24-2011 05:43 PM
Cityscape Got one I'd like to see what you can do with it photolady95 Photo Critique 9 06-25-2011 01:27 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:43 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top