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06-02-2015, 10:42 AM   #2941
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QuoteOriginally posted by cameraniac Quote
Great looking kit!
Agreed ... quite nice ! J

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Well, since y'all hate me, as Steve has said recently ... here's the latest score from the thrift store. Since the exposure compensation dial cover was missing, they only made me pay 4. With new batteries and a good clean, everything works fine as far as I can tell now ... the Tokina 28/2.8 is in great shape. With the thrift store, it's feast and famine ... and right now, there's a lot of Olympus blood in the water!

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A few decades ago, when I worked for a newspaper, I normally carried a Nikon F2 with a 35mm f/2, an 85mm f/1.8, and a 180mm f/2.8. I carried these items plus a Vivitar 283 flash, a handheld light meter, and a few rolls of b&w film in a small army surplus bag on a 650cc BSA motorcycle.

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Well, since y'all hate me, as Steve has said recently ... here's the latest score from the thrift store. Since the exposure compensation dial cover was missing, they only made me pay 4. With new batteries and a good clean, everything works fine as far as I can tell now ... the Tokina 28/2.8 is in great shape. With the thrift store, it's feast and famine ... and right now, there's a lot of Olympus blood in the water!
The lenses to watch for from Olympus are the shift and the bellows macro lenses. Olympus had experience with microscopes before going into cameras, and their high magnification bellows lenses are still highly regarded.

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My three TLRs.


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My three TLRs.
And I have yet to score my first!
06-03-2015, 01:40 PM   #2947
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And I have yet to score my first!
It took me a long time to see the benefit and beauty of TLRs, but now I really like them.
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It took me a long time to see the benefit and beauty of TLRs, but now I really like them.
Me too, but I don't use my Yashicamat 124G too often as it is a bit bulky. I've had a lot of fun with the Lubitel 2 though, and it is surprisingly sharp for a basic camera although focusing is a bit of guesswork.

Cheers, Kris.

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My three TLRs.

Very nice.
That reminds me I need to get all my recently inherited folders, range finders, and large format out for a family portrait!
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Have you played at all with any of the Mamiya C series interchangeable lens TLRs? They are a ton of fun. If you want to go all manual, the Ricohflex models have surprisingly great optics and are very petite.

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It took me a long time to see the benefit and beauty of TLRs, but now I really like them.
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Have you played at all with any of the Mamiya C series interchangeable lens TLRs? They are a ton of fun. If you want to go all manual, the Ricohflex models have surprisingly great optics and are very petite.
I had a Mamiya C330 briefly and didn't really like it.
The lens is epic, but the camera is huge!
They're great cameras though.
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I took a photo of my Canon A1 /FD set for use over on apug, so I can put it here too.
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My three TLRs.

The TLR's look great, Colton. There's been many times that I've come close to buying one but never pulled the trigger. I blame it all on PAS.
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I took a photo of my Canon A1 /FD set for use over on apug, so I can put it here too.
FYI: it's possible to get a lens-less Canon to Pentax K adapter, basically a very short extension tube with Canon female bayonet o n one end, Pentax K male bayonet on the other, so you could use that beautiful bellows on a Pentax body.
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FYI: it's possible to get a lens-less Canon to Pentax K adapter,
Thanks Presto., I already have the Pentax Bellows M here which matches my -M collection.

I am reading that the Canon FD mount lenses are almost worthless as the adaptors to Canon dslrs need glass etc and the functionality is lost.
It is a pity , as the FD lenses are are in good condition. Anyway, I can use them on the A1 from time to time.
I will be interested to try to get that Canon MA drive with new cells as a future project.
(After I finish the RB67 restoration in progress here)
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