Film Camera Week for March 30

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. While the Rolleiflex TLR remain pricey, sometimes the Rolleicord series can be affordable. I have a Rolleicord III (I think maybe 1953 vintage) that I like, although the Yashica is actually easier to focus.
    Another word of praise for the Yashica TLR: when they hit the American market in the mid to late 50's they were a good value in terms of features and quality for the money. They remained (IMHO) a good value until the last of the series (124G) was discontinued and the remaining stock skyrocketed in price.
  2. @bill b., thanks for the tip. I will investigate that. @wouter WQ. Like Mike, I too need to use my Yashica D. Mine is the Yashikor triplet and it hasn't seen the daylight for at least a year or two. Shortly before I was here I was pricing some stuff and an older Standard came up in excellent condition with a very reasonable price.. I thought.

    Rolleiflex 1:3,5 f=7,5 Tessar | eBay

    I had the extreme good fortune to come upon a Rolleiflex T and it has not disappointed at all.. Might explain why my D is gatherings dust. I used to use the D a lot as it was my first TLR and the only thing I can'T get used to with the Rollei is focusing on the left.... grrr..
  3. Mine also has the Yashikor lens; even if it's a simple lens, it does the trick well enough for me.
    I'm resisting to get a Rollei.... I'm sure they're awesome cameras but I already feel I have too much cameras and my back isn't brilliant, so I'm avoiding heavier cameras.
  4. Of course, mine has the Yashikor as well. I generally find that around f8 to f11 it's at its best.
    I paid $60 for mine in the mid 1980's from a repair shop that had bought and serviced the Yashica D's from a nearby university that had phased them out in favor of 35mm.
  5. I have a Yashica 12. It along with the 24 were predecessors to the 124/124G. Basically all the same cameras but the 12 and 24 were dedicated to 120 and 220 film respectively while the 124/124G could take either.

    The nice thing about the Yashica 12 is that it is not as well known and consequentially prices have not skyrocketed like the 124s. They are rarer but cheaper. Since even expired 220 film is expensive, I don't find being limited to 120 film as much of a downside.

    Last Summer I saw a couple of Rolleiflexes at a garage sale. One with a 2.8 taking lens. I didn't buy either one of them but I did come away very impressed with some of the small details. Just the way the finder door closes is really nice. There's nothing wrong with the Yashica's, but you can see where they took a simpler approach to keep costs down. Still, I can't justify the cost of a Rolleiflex, but I keep my open for ones that need a little fixing that maybe I could pick up relatively cheap.
  6. Film 1.jpg Film 2.jpg

    Pentax ME Super Fuji Velvia
  7. Been away, visiting the UK over Easter Did shoot a roll of film with a Kodak No.2 Folding Pocket and Rollei 35S, but haven't gotten round to souping those yet.

    Domburg visit October 2017, Leica M3 with 50mm f/3.5 Elmar and Ferrania P30 film.
  8. Hello Rick
    How did you develop the P30
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  9. Shot it at EI80 and developed it with Kodak HC-110 according to Ferrania's "Best Practice" PDF on their website.
    This does tend to give rather thin negatives, but the scans can be adjusted quite readily with whatever image manipulation software you use.

    I have shown this one before, from the same roll
  10. SMC Pentax 50mm 1.4.......
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  11. Late but not too late

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    Himatic 7S Berrger Pancro 400
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