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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,929
Posted By emmef2
around 300 you can find the E-M10 or with some...

around 300 you can find the E-M10 or with some luck the E-P5
around 600 I would go for an E-M10 II
over 600 the new panasonic 80/85 looks very good
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By emmef2
56 90 is already too long for my view

56
90 is already too long for my view
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By emmef2
good pictures and interesting article, I...

good pictures and interesting article, I especially like the composition of the first three
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-04-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,940
Posted By emmef2
it's terrible news and even worse Fuji announced...

it's terrible news and even worse Fuji announced it on the day of the 25th anniversary of the death of Edwin Land, the instant photography pioneer. What a lack of respect!
No integral film in my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,938
Posted By emmef2
I mix xtol in open air and wearing a mask making...

I mix xtol in open air and wearing a mask making sure I do not breathe the mixing stuff
I store it in pharmacy brown glass bottles of 1 and 0.5 liter
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By emmef2
I like Tumblr too, it feels more genuinely...

I like Tumblr too, it feels more genuinely focused on content creation, here is mine, most of the shots are taken with film cameras, especially Rolleiflexes:

http://emmef2.tumblr.com/
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-04-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 7,502
Posted By emmef2
I retrieved the original links in english I found...

I retrieved the original links in english I found where I got the two profiles I use

http://www.frozentimes.net/dark-and-flat-photos-when-printing-via-canon-selphy/

So far on my CP910 the 720 one...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-04-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 7,502
Posted By emmef2
it's an italian forum but you can find the links...

it's an italian forum but you can find the links towards the end
https://www.nikonclub.it/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t54764.html
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 7,502
Posted By emmef2
I have the 910 and it's a very good printer as...

I have the 910 and it's a very good printer as long as you do not expect too much color fidelity. For the same reason black and white prints have a color cast. Canon does not make color profiles for...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-30-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,914
Posted By emmef2
I bought one for my girlfriend and she is very...

I bought one for my girlfriend and she is very happy about it!
The prints do not show pixelation and if you edit the images before printing you can obtain higher color saturation and contrast than...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2015
Replies: 719
Views: 165,305
Posted By emmef2
Margus, this week it was great to see some of...

Margus, this week it was great to see some of your pictures were featured on the online edition of one of the most important newspaper in italy,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,561
Posted By emmef2
I have the Instax 90 and bought the Sp-1 printer...

I have the Instax 90 and bought the Sp-1 printer for my girlfriend, I can say they are both very funny to use, very light and relatively small for an instant camera. I wish fuji could release a black...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 6,202
Posted By emmef2
There are clear difference between the two...

There are clear difference between the two mediums:

The FP-100 print looks like a coated print while the Instax is an integral film so it has a thicker and glossier look.
Consider also that the lens...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By emmef2
Brett, Dan, thanks both for your replies, your...

Brett, Dan, thanks both for your replies, your inputs have helped me finding more clues and facts: I found that the hood opens smoothly when the camera is tilted around 90 degrees forward, in that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By emmef2
Questions about Rolleiflex 2,8 C

I have just got a Rolleiflex 2,8 C, it is in lovely condition, it has been CLA'd, the lens is clear, the shutter seems correct at all speeds and every mechanism seems smooth.
However I have noticed a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 7,184
Posted By emmef2
on the viewfinder you can use very gently a soft...

on the viewfinder you can use very gently a soft microfiber cloth specific for lenses
I have never attemped to clean a mirror.
It's ok for old cameras to show dust and debris if you shine a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 7,184
Posted By emmef2
I have 9 TLRs and while I admit they are too many...

I have 9 TLRs and while I admit they are too many to use all of them regularly, each one has a different lens and thus a different signature.
I love the rendition of the Belar in the Flexaret (I have...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-28-2015
Replies: 211
Views: 58,759
Posted By emmef2
Great find! thanks

Great find!
thanks
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,386
Posted By emmef2
I have some TLRs with a Tessar or Tessar scheme...

I have some TLRs with a Tessar or Tessar scheme lens and I find a similar behaviour but also differences in the rendition.
Sample variation should be also considered especially with old lenses
I have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By emmef2
looking for stores selling Rolleiflex TLR items in California

I will be in California for about two weeks during the Christmas period and was wondering if there are any stores worth visiting that sell used Rolleiflex TLR items.
I will move from Los Angeles to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By emmef2
thanks Dan, nice story and shot

thanks Dan, nice story and shot
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,743
Posted By emmef2
It's a great pick! I have the Ricohflex Diacord...

It's a great pick! I have the Ricohflex Diacord L, this one looks the model that came after, the only one I believe with the film crank
It's a cute camera, robust and with a bright viewfinder, the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-09-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 58,759
Posted By emmef2
I made the switch to Xtol many years ago from...

I made the switch to Xtol many years ago from ID-11 (the Ilford variant of D-76) and I have not regretted it. Previously I was using T-Max.
As we all know, at the end it is a matter of taste, I am...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5,155
Posted By emmef2
Cool! I am glad to know I am not the only one...

Cool! I am glad to know I am not the only one doing that! I often have kind of a strange feeling when staring at images for long time while most of the people just walk through the images
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5,155
Posted By emmef2
Salgado was still using film and a pentax 645...

Salgado was still using film and a pentax 645 when commencing his "Genesis" project. Around 2008 or 2009 he started the transition to digital using canon full frame equipment.
As a personal choice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 4,534
Posted By emmef2
Nice pictures and thanks for sharing them

Nice pictures and thanks for sharing them
Forum: Travel 10-06-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 18,785
Posted By emmef2
Margus, thanks for sharing your great work of...

Margus, thanks for sharing your great work of these beautiful places and people, you create very beautiful images
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,265
Posted By emmef2
Toscana - Italia

Toscana - Italia
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,108
Posted By emmef2
I like all these images, each of them has...

I like all these images, each of them has something to be appreciated for
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By emmef2
I am sorry to come late to this thread, I have an...

I am sorry to come late to this thread, I have an E-P5 since almost one year and I can say it is an excellent and versatile camera.

Shutter shock depends on the lens but with the lenses I have it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,823
Posted By emmef2
A friend of mine tested years ago the xenotar and...

A friend of mine tested years ago the xenotar and planar f/3.5 lenses he had on his two rolleis, he published the test online but the pictures are no longer there, anyway the only evident difference...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-01-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 11,606
Posted By emmef2
I usually plan to have around 30 but currently...

I usually plan to have around 30 but currently they are around 50, that means I am not shooting much film lately :(
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,426
Posted By emmef2
Welcome to Rollei-land, the 2,8F is a truly...

Welcome to Rollei-land, the 2,8F is a truly excellent camera, happy shooting with it!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,368
Posted By emmef2
I make a first pass around and on the scanner...

I make a first pass around and on the scanner with a swifter, then a second pass on the scanner plate and the negative holder with an anti-static cloth
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By emmef2
EUR 3.05 /3.17 here:...

EUR 3.05 /3.17 here: http://www.westernphoto.it/vendite-online/Foma-12

EUR 3.15 / 3.25 here http://fotomatica.it/contents/it/d84_foma_pellicole.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By emmef2
I like his dreamy and symbolic style, typical of...

I like his dreamy and symbolic style, typical of eastern europe
Forum: Travel 03-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By emmef2
I have been there for a weekend in 2011, the town...

I have been there for a weekend in 2011, the town is small and very nice, you will have chance to take some nice street shots.
I also recommend you a ride to Tybee Island rather close to Savannah
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,605
Posted By emmef2
I suggest a Rolleicord with a Xenar lens, if you...

I suggest a Rolleicord with a Xenar lens, if you want to go cheaper look for a Meopta Flexaret V or Va or any Japanese four element lens TLR
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By emmef2
I have E-P5 and X100s, I prefer both, I use the...

I have E-P5 and X100s, I prefer both, I use the E-P5 with zooms and the X100s for more thoughtful shots.
E-P5:
+ fast AF and versatile
+ shadow/highlight exposure indicators allow quickly to tailor...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By emmef2
Close up lenses (proxars and rolleinars) for...

Close up lenses (proxars and rolleinars) for rollei cameras came in three different sizes:
matched pair push 28.5 size
hybrid pair - one 28.5 push and one bay I size
matched pair bay I

I have a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,124
Posted By emmef2
I have a X100s since nearly 3 months and I am...

I have a X100s since nearly 3 months and I am usually using it in tandem with my Olympus E-P5 with a zoom lens.
The X100s is a great photographic tool and a very good bridge between film and digital...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By emmef2
very nice composition, framing and atmosphere!

very nice composition, framing and atmosphere!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,049
Posted By emmef2
That's good and I like the third image a lot

That's good and I like the third image a lot
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 87,213
Posted By emmef2
Canon 9000F for web scans, prints are still made...

Canon 9000F for web scans, prints are still made in the darkroom (but not much unfortunately due to limited time)
I am practicing using a digital camera as scanner
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,258
Posted By emmef2
I agree with you and now I can share more...

I agree with you and now I can share more thoughts after having bought an X100s just at the beginning of december.
One of the reasons I bought it is because of the hybrid viewfinder that can give a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,258
Posted By emmef2
I only used a camera with EVF once, a Fuji X100s...

I only used a camera with EVF once, a Fuji X100s for a wedding and I shot about 600 images with it.
I admit I am a fan of a direct, bright optical viewfinder, better than a SLR viewfinder, it just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,285
Posted By emmef2
this is my Xtol workshop: Cheap but effective...

this is my Xtol workshop:

Cheap but effective mask with air valve:

http://s21.postimg.org/9983st57n/IMG_5367.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/9983st57n/)


8 L...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-02-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 8,811
Posted By emmef2
It has the C330 waist level finder, so it is...

It has the C330 waist level finder, so it is probably a C330
As for the missing focusing knob, maybe the camera can work well without, but I would not buy it at that price. If you are not in a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By emmef2
thanks for sharing it

thanks for sharing it
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By emmef2
It is very difficult to answer your question, I...

It is very difficult to answer your question, I can just say that I have seen comments by people stating differences between five and six elements Planars for cameras that were instead both six...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By emmef2
You can calibrate your screen and that will...

You can calibrate your screen and that will ensure consistency within your processing workflow (printing included)
However there are millions of devices out there and only few ones are calibrated so...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By emmef2
How does the 23mm work with the X-Pro 1 optical...

How does the 23mm work with the X-Pro 1 optical viewfinder?
Does it maybe get in the way in the corner because of its larger size?
I am wondering this also for the upcoming 56/1.2 that seems...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By emmef2
After several years of using the Tmax film and...

After several years of using the Tmax film and developer combo I switched to Delta because that gave me, either in ID-11 or Xtol, more brilliance and crispness at the expense of a bit of highlight...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By emmef2
I appreciated your work and thanks for sharing!

I appreciated your work and thanks for sharing!
Forum: Photo Software 09-21-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,904
Posted By emmef2
thanks for the sharing the link

thanks for the sharing the link
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 22,123
Posted By emmef2
Rolleiflex Automat RF IIIA Rolleiflex...

Rolleiflex Automat RF IIIA
Rolleiflex T
Rolleiflex 3,5 F
Rolleicord IIb
Rolleicord III Triotar
Rolleicord IV
Ricohflex Diamond L
Meopta Flexaret Va
Mamiya C330f
Forum: Other RF 08-14-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,934
Posted By emmef2
this is my lovely Taxona with the Novonar...

this is my lovely Taxona with the Novonar triplet, it is rather small but solid and you can find it at a fair budget price:

http://s21.postimg.org/h8q0d9yrb/IMG_3255.jpg

and a few pics taken with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2013
Replies: 719
Views: 165,305
Posted By emmef2
first, those are really beautiful images, and I...

first, those are really beautiful images, and I am glad to see the drum scans make them look as good as they are!
Thank you for sharing your work and findings with us
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 6,160
Posted By emmef2
An early Rolleiflex with a tessar lens is...

An early Rolleiflex with a tessar lens is perfectly fine for a lot of applications and a great tool to start with, same is for Rolleicords, from model III and up.
To better help you we need you to...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By emmef2
if shutter works on longer speeds, voltage should...

if shutter works on longer speeds, voltage should not be the problem, I have a GT that has a different issue with the exposure meter and the shutter, hope you can fix yours
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By emmef2
Zbigniew from the description that could be a...

Zbigniew
from the description that could be a fault of the camera, are you sure the batteries have enough voltage to make the camera work?
LR batteries drop in voltage very soon
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By emmef2
(another) shutter issue with Minox 35 GT

I bought a lovely Minox 35 GT on an auction site, the camera is really in almost unused condition, and one of the later batches with iso dial up to 1600, however while taking pics with it I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-13-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,966
Posted By emmef2
Good catch! If you go having a look at the 10b...

Good catch! If you go having a look at the 10b website you can find several examples about the aesthetics of their work.
It's the kind of image signature you often find in current photojournalism...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4,156
Posted By emmef2
I agree with the others, looks like separation of...

I agree with the others, looks like separation of the second group lens element on the front behind the first group
It is also concerning that the ad talks about a 2,8 rolleiflex as shown in the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,449
Posted By emmef2
I would suggest spending the extra money for a...

I would suggest spending the extra money for a 16mp camera, especially if you plan to shoot with sensitivities over 800 iso where the new 16mp sensor simply provides with better overall image...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-04-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 71,398
Posted By emmef2
a few shots taken couple of weeks ago with my...

a few shots taken couple of weeks ago with my Zeiss Taxona, Novonar lens, Agfa CT Precisa X-processed:
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-04-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 71,398
Posted By emmef2
very nice series, I really like the first one,...

very nice series, I really like the first one, beautiful composition and great capture!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 203,027
Posted By emmef2
another review (in progress)...

another review (in progress) here:

mikepasini.com (http://mikepasini.com/corners/2013/04/03-opticfilm-120/index.htm)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-05-2013
Replies: 232
Views: 69,508
Posted By emmef2
My Taxona with Novonar lens and...

My Taxona with Novonar lens and case:

http://s21.postimg.org/h8q0d9yrb/IMG_3255.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,626
Posted By emmef2
Rolleiflex 3,5 F Planar 75 f/3,5 Ilford Delta...

Rolleiflex 3,5 F
Planar 75 f/3,5
Ilford Delta 400

I am in love with TLRs and beside the 3,5F there are many other that would suit right as well, the Delta 400 is a great general purpose film, gives...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-17-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,584
Posted By emmef2
another very common reason for the bottom of the...

another very common reason for the bottom of the camera staying not completely aligned is because of a slightly bent back due to lack of care when putting the camera on a tripod
The bottom of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,993
Posted By emmef2
Based on your requirements any of the following...

Based on your requirements any of the following camera should suit you well:

*Rolleicord starting from model III with a Xenar coated lens (the Va and Vb usually sell at higher price, it is up to you...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,584
Posted By emmef2
They are both very capable cameras, there is a...

They are both very capable cameras, there is a slight difference in the way Xenotar and Planar renders the image but you cant go wrong choosing any of them
Rollei F has the focusing screen with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 7,751
Posted By emmef2
Dino congratulations for your new...

Dino congratulations for your new Rolleicord!
They are very capable and beautiful cameras, I suggest you pay some attention to a couple of things:

shutter is cocked separately from advancing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2013
Replies: 932
Views: 225,842
Posted By emmef2
very nice shot

very nice shot
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2013
Replies: 932
Views: 225,842
Posted By emmef2
great shot, it has a special light!

great shot, it has a special light!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 14,744
Posted By emmef2
should be same lens design as Planar with...

should be same lens design as Planar with different name because the license for using the "Planar" name has expired
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By emmef2
I did, thank you, it is great to share our...

I did, thank you, it is great to share our findings!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,004
Posted By emmef2
great find, I fixed my focus rack just a few days...

great find, I fixed my focus rack just a few days ago, and that is where you probably got the inspiration for the six screws on the bottom cover :)
luckily in my case it was only about cleaning from...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,165
Posted By emmef2
I have the 3,5F and I love it. The F (3,5 and...

I have the 3,5F and I love it. The F (3,5 and 2,8) are in my opinion the top of Rolleiflexes in terms of engineering and build quality.
That means you would start right from the top even if it would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2012
Replies: 468
Views: 44,916
Posted By emmef2
I have got the TLRitis virus lately so my current...

I have got the TLRitis virus lately so my current lineup is made by a Rolleiflex 3,5F, Rolleiflex T, Rolleicord III with Triotar lens and a Mamiya C330f plus various lenses.
Needless to say I love...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By emmef2
As I posted earlier the problem was just with...

As I posted earlier the problem was just with dirt on the focusing rack.
I cleaned everything and added a very small lube and now the focusing rack moves so smoothly!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-24-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By emmef2
That is a cool gift, I love Ikonta cameras and...

That is a cool gift, I love Ikonta cameras and Novar lenses especially for their oof areas rendition, Ikontas are simple cameras, servicing them is usually not expensive, I had my Ikonta serviced for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-24-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 12,026
Posted By emmef2
Super Ikontas are wonderful cameras, the 532...

Super Ikontas are wonderful cameras, the 532 model is built and weighs like a tank, has a minimum focus distance of 5ft or 1.5m and takes 11 pics per roll.
I have never owned an Ensign camera but I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By emmef2
I already have the repair manual for C220, thanks...

I already have the repair manual for C220, thanks anyway :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By emmef2
I unscrewed the six screws that are on the bottom...

I unscrewed the six screws that are on the bottom of the camera and removed the bottom plate that allows seeing the focusing rack.
The focusing rack seems not locked by anything, advancing is a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,990
Posted By emmef2
very good, I am glad you enjoy your new camera!

very good, I am glad you enjoy your new camera!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,990
Posted By emmef2
Shutter speed can be selected before or after...

Shutter speed can be selected before or after cocking the shutter, anyway I select it after only if I forgot to do that before.
I suggest advancing film and cocking the shutter not long before taking...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By emmef2
Thanks Pete, unfortunately it is not, and the...

Thanks Pete, unfortunately it is not, and the knobs makes a greater resistance than when the focus brake is engaged.
Anyway I also considered if the camera could have engaged the focus brake without...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By emmef2
Mamiya C330f focusing rack jammed - repair manual

Yesterday the focusing rack of my C330f jammed without any apparent reason.
At first I noticed increased resistance of the focusing knob when moving the rack out from the camera for about an...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,657
Posted By emmef2
I own a mamiya C330f with some lenses and a few...

I own a mamiya C330f with some lenses and a few Rolleiflex cameras.
Mamiya C cameras are built like tanks and they offer the convenience of interchangeable lenses, they are big and heavy and lack...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,785
Posted By emmef2
that's funny

that's funny
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,818
Posted By emmef2
Hello Dave, you can start from the page of this...

Hello Dave,
you can start from the page of this TLR collector:
http://www.tlr-cameras.com/

or if you are more interested to mamiya TLRs you can go here:
http://www.gapatterson.com/grahamp/

but of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,657
Posted By emmef2
If you are not in a hurry you can buy Rolleis at...

If you are not in a hurry you can buy Rolleis at bargain prices on ebay. But I would advise you to do so only if you are knowledgeable about the different models and know what to check in those used...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,657
Posted By emmef2
And forgot to say there are other somewhat...

And forgot to say there are other somewhat cheaper options if you decide not to go for the Rollei TLRs, even if at that price range I would suggest going for a Rolleicord or a Rolleiflex
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,657
Posted By emmef2
There are several TLRs that can serve your...

There are several TLRs that can serve your purpose, Rolleiflexes are the more expensive ones, especially the models with Planar or Xenotar lenses. Automat are very nice cameras especially if you like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,760
Posted By emmef2
Based on your requirements and preferences I...

Based on your requirements and preferences I would choose the Rollei 35 and one of the Leicas.
I second the suggestion on reducing all the stuff you will bring with you to the minimum but dont forget...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By emmef2
Kevin, since you already bought the camera I...

Kevin, since you already bought the camera I suggest you buying a film pack and test.
Testing with an empy film cartridge is better than nothing and shows if the camera triggers the shot and ejects...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,828
Posted By emmef2
David, very nice shots, I would say you have a...

David, very nice shots, I would say you have a good feeling with your camera!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,041
Posted By emmef2
Rolleinars are very good quality lenses and they...

Rolleinars are very good quality lenses and they are capable to take very good quality images.
If you are looking for use them for portraits, unless you are deliberately using the perspective...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-10-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,235
Posted By emmef2
beautiful images and the rendition of the Novar...

beautiful images and the rendition of the Novar lens is one of my favourite
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,596
Posted By emmef2
Nice rendition of the 25mm Cosmicar, I am eyeing...

Nice rendition of the 25mm Cosmicar, I am eyeing that lens since a few weeks for my E-PL2, does it vignette a lot at longer focus distances?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By emmef2
Nice rendition! The Triotar lens, as well as...

Nice rendition! The Triotar lens, as well as other Triplets, is a favourite of mine
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-20-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By emmef2
I would not sell any of those cameras, in my...

I would not sell any of those cameras, in my opinion you have still room to get a Planar 2,8 and a Tessar, not to mention the lovely Triotar

Planar 2.8, not the one in FX and GX models, has somewhat...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By emmef2
Thanks all for your replies! Ken yours is the...

Thanks all for your replies!
Ken yours is the first Super Ikonta mod. III or IV that I see with the supposedly original red window. This post made clear to me that is very rare to find one that still...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,335
Posted By emmef2
Nice pictures, your friend found a little...

Nice pictures, your friend found a little treasure!

Super Ikontas are lovely cameras, I am looking forward to take the first images with the one I bought about one week ago
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By emmef2
The felt donut seems a great suggestion, thanks...

The felt donut seems a great suggestion, thanks all for your replies!

So far I have not been able to find online an image of a Super Ikonta III and IV film window showing the red plastic.
Thus I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By emmef2
Film window in Super Ikonta III and IV cameras

Hello, I have a question for owners of Super Ikonta III and IV 6x6 cameras (mod. 531/16 and 534/16):
I just bought a Super Ikonta mod. 534/16 and I see that the small window on the back, used to...
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