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New toy!
Old 01-30-2017   #1
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New toy!

I gave myself a two day google crash course absorbing anything and all I could about Rolleiflex, and some of the links directed me to threads here. Who knew there was a TLR forum on the rangefinder site

I just won an auction for this on Friday evening and it arrived this afternoon. That was unexpectedly quick (and with free shipping ).

TLR is new to me, but I have acquired chest freezer full of film and much of it 120, so I needed to get something to shoot it with, though I do have a 6x12 Pinhole and several plastic cameras - Holga, Diana etc. Those are fun, but I wanted something a bit more serious. I contemplated Hasselblad, then realized they are still quite expensive, so I was then thinking Mamiya67 or Bronica.

Then I thought maybe it would be nice to be able to shoot handheld and be a bit more portable and the idea of TLR somehow got into my head...and I could...not...shake it.

I still have a 4x5 setup (and plenty of film) for my more contemplative slow photography. This will be a nice change of pace. Who knows, I may still decide to get a Mamiya 67 or something similar later on.

This appears to be a mid 1950s Autocord MX EVS. I believe I got it for a fantastic price and it's been well taken care of. It seems like everything is operating smoothly and the shutter speeds seem accurate according to my timing with my watch. Nothing sticks. I wouldn't go so far as to say it is mint, but truly not far from it though.

Oh and it came with a Soligor spot meter (bonus!) though I already have a Pentax spot as well as a Sekonic Flash meter.

I look forward to using this beauty!







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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Just what I dream of everyday!
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Old 01-30-2017   #3
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Whoa... you have made a serious dent on my resolve to not buy anything until I sell something... and better yet, not get into ANOTHER system AT ALL... because this one looks really beautiful.

Years ago I had a Rolleiflex in my hands and their viewfinder is the best there is in the TLR land. Back then I had a Mamiya C220 which in contrast with the Rollei looked heavy, clunky and awkward. As a result I believe that Rolleis are the ballerinas among TLRs... keep us informed and post photographs made with it too!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Just what I dream of everyday!
Dave, it's been a while. We should meet up and do some shooting.
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Dave, it's been a while. We should meet up and do some shooting.
Hey, you let me know when you are ready! The early Spring has me itching to get out and shoot! My CiroFlex is working well and I sometimes remember to advance the film after each shot!
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Looks pretty nice. Congratulations! Cherish it, because they're not making them any more. You'll be impressed when you see the results from it.
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Congrats, looks well kept.
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Congratulations!
Photographing with a TLR is a great experience!


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A serious do anything camera..congrats!
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Beautiful looking camera, enjoy using it!
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Your Autocord looks amazingly like a Rolleiflex to me.
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I would be delighted with a very nice camera like that. Not sure I would call it a toy. - jim
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Your Autocord looks amazingly like a Rolleiflex to me.
Ha! I met Automat - it's not the first time I said that either. Information overload for the two days up to winning the auction. I was looking at Autocords too.
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I would be delighted with a very nice camera like that. Not sure I would call it a toy. - jim
True, perhaps new "toy" was a poor choice of words. It's quite substantial actually. Either way, I look forward to using it. Very much so.
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True, perhaps new "toy" was a poor choice of words. It's quite substantial actually. Either way, I look forward to using it. Very much so.
After this weekend, let's plan on a photo shoot... TLRs in the Atlanta vicinity. How about it?

Motorcycles, maybe?
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Welcome to the TLR club. First you'll enjoy the images so much you'll buy a few more Rolleiflex's... then the next moment we'll see you lugging this around.

(Yes, someone is making one as a project here in Australia...)
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