Good photos taken with a TLR

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by cintia_k, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. I know the TLR might be a better camera for portraitures than architecture, but somehow I am still curious if there are any good examples of the following taken by a TLR, whether with a Seagull or Rolleiflex... ...
    -architecture
    -cityscapes
    -landscapes
    And I am also interested to see some good B&W images... ... wonder if anyone can point me to some good portfolios.
    Thanks and wish you have a nice day.
     
  2. Please look at this pictures I took recently in France with my beloved Rolleiflex 3.5f / Carl Zeiss 75mm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olegmoiseyenko/sets/72157624691950653/
     
  3. I have worked with Rolleis extensively. You are welcome to look..
    http://www.pbase.com/dpurdy/rolleiflex_platinum_prints
    http://www.pbase.com/dpurdy/oaxaca
    http://www.pbase.com/dpurdy/newport_oregon
    http://www.pbase.com/dpurdy/kansas_rolleiflex_project
    Dennis Purdy
     
  4. Uncropped, at least, the 6x6 or 6x7cm formats are not all that great for landscapes of the broad vista kind. However, everyone I know who ever used these cameras has cropped all over themselves - citing croppy photographs as a unique benefit of squarish, medium formats.
    You ask for examples at a bad time, when many forums have just been criticized for crappy as opposed to croppy pictures. Well, here's at least one example, but taken with a Pentacon 6TL 6cm SLR with a Zeiss Sonnar 180mm f/2.8 lens.
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  5. Rolleicord Va
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  6. Minolta Autocord
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  7. Mamiyaflex C2 with 80mm f/2.8 lens, 16 May 2011
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  8. I'll play too! Mamiya C330f, 65mm, Astia (converted in PSCS5).
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  9. Cintia, Try 'Gallery'>Seach by photo tags> TLR. (or 6x6 or MF etc) Best, LM.
     
  10. Not sure it's very good but this was taken with my Rolleicord VB and I forget which B&W film.
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  11. This one was shot on my Mamiya C220, using Ilford FP4, rated at 50 ASA and devved in Rodinal. The scan is not good but then I only have a cheap scanner.
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  12. There's also many examples over at 'Flickr'. I've also always liked the square image,
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  13. Rolleicord Vb.
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  14. Thanks everyone for your kind replies and generous answers! Didn't expect so many answers in such a short time :)
    I've been amazed at what this photographer is doing: http://www.martinstavars.com (he might be using some other cameras... maybe digital?)
    A lot of square formats and I'm actually looking around for photographers with similar styles. Do you happen to know anyone doing similar styles?
    Again, thanks everybody for your nice pictures. It's a joy to look into them!!!
     
  15. it kind of reminds me of Michael Kenna's work.
    http://www.michaelkenna.net/imagearchive.php
     
  16. Vivian Maier mainly shot TLRs. The guy who's been publishing her work put up a new web site recently, Google will
    know where it is.
     
  17. Thanks Purdy! His photos are nice. Specially love the Huangshan series---a reminiscence of the old Chinese ink-in-water landscape scrolls.
    Somehow I wonder what technique they use? Something I would like to explore... ... For example, any filters applied? A lot of post-production? Any special kinds of film negatives? Or just simple B&W?
     
  18. There is a lot of information on Michael Kenna on line if you search google. But for the most part he is using an older Hasselblad with a couple of different lenses and shoots a lot on Tri-X. I have seen one of his shows and he makes small prints on a standard paper, I think Ilford MG and tones his work in sepia/selenium. He likes to work with really long exposures so often works at night though his images don't look like night. It is interesting to research him.
    Dennis
     
  19. Taken with a Seagull purchased many years ago.
     
  20. Rolleiflex Automat 4
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  21. Same Rollei
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  22. Rollei TLR
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  23. @Gilbert, I cannot see your photos...
     
  24. Please ignore this ... experimenting!
     
  25. 1949 Rolleiflex Automat X
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    Portland, Oregon, 1995. Agfa APX25.
     
  26. Rolleiflex Automat, Zeiss Jena Tessar, 1938 at the Nice, France Market, with Fuji Velvia 50:
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  27. Same setup, different continent:
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    In January, I decided to take my Rolleiflex 2.8F into the city to test if I could use it as a street shooter. Not surprised, flabbergasted ! It was a great experience and it's now frequently in my bag.
    Here, in the Rolleiflex 2.8F Set, are my TLR images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolophoto/
     
  29. Gary, Thanks for sharing. I specially like this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolophoto/5195321240/in/set-72157625284197803
    I just find B&W can be quite tricky, and quite a different approach from colour. Want to read more and see more before venturing out. Anyway, Shanghai has been raining heavily lately, so I can't go out but to stay at home and read! I'd avoid myself the hassle of setting up the tripod with my old TLR amidst the rain on the busy roads here.
     
  30. Gary, Thanks for sharing. I specially like this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolophoto/5195321240/in/set-72157625284197803
    I just find B&W can be quite tricky, and quite a different approach from colour. Want to read more and see more before venturing out. Anyway, Shanghai has been raining heavily lately, so I can't go out but to stay at home and read! I'd avoid myself the hassle of setting up the tripod with my old TLR amidst the rain on the busy roads here.
     
  31. Here a couple from the Rolleiflex Automat I just sold:
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  32. Some photos taken with my Rolleiflex Automat:
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    Here's one from last Saturday that I like; Rolleiflex 2.8F Neopan Acros
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