35mm half frame users?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by pen s, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. pen s

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    Just a quick message to say hi. I just joined APUG.
    So....as the title says, any half frame fans here? I have formats from 16mm submini to 6X9 folders but always keep a Olympus Pen S in the pocket. Haven't been without a 18X24mm camera since I purchased my first Pen in 1972. Would be nice to here from other half frame users.
     
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    hey there

    i use a pen ft and love it !
    as a matter of fact i almost have a roll from it
    to process :smile:
    i wish i had a leica to ft mount ...
    dreams i guess ...

    john
     
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    This is the 35mm forum, not the 17.5 forum.:D
     
  4. Ian Grant

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    Another Pen EE user here althogh my 35mm usage is low these days, but if I could find a Pen F or FT :D

    Ian
     
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    Welcome To APUG Pen S !

    Ron
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    Jnanian, yeah, the Pen F/FT are great. I have a Pen F and 3 lens setup. Makes a great travel set. If you are talking about Leica M mount to Pen F adapters, well there is no space to make an adapter that will allow the lens to focus to infinity. The Pen F flange to film distance is 28.95mm and Leica M is 27.8mm. The Pen F will take a variety of SLR lenses but there are no current adapters being made and so adapters for Olympus OM, Nikon F, and M42 mounts command very high prices.
     
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    fstop, didn't know there was a 17.5 forum. Still finding my way around the site. On my profile under shooter: 'Multi Format' would have been more accurate.
     
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    Welcome

    I like half frame

    I use a чайка (chaika) and an Agfa Parat
     
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    There isn't a 17.5 forum, f-stop was kidding.

    Welcome to APUG. I haven't used half frame since I borrowed a school camera in the 1970s, but I liked the Olympus Pen then, and really appreciated its influence on the full frame Olympus OM cameras I have used since then.
     
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    Tessina with prism

    Sometimes used for half frame photography; sometimes used for half-asses photography. :wink:
     
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    I never leave home without my Pen EE.

    Larry
     
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    Hi Sirius,

    Well, we agree.

    I too use a Tessina w/prism. Neat camera, except for the negs being backwards.. :D

    - Leigh
     
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    hi again

    i only have the "normal" ( 38mm 1.8 ? ) lens its nice and i like keeping it simple :smile:
    the leica lenses i have are screw mount is that m42 ?
    i am clueless but enjoying myself even if i have to dream from time to time

    oh, forgot to say welcome !
    john
     
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    Welcome! I recently got a Pen FT, but unfortunately it needs repair :-( The film advance is wonky, so a couple of times on each roll a bunch of frames will overlap badly. It is obviously worth getting repaired though!!
     
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    anyone want to unstick my app blades on my ees2? i live in nyc and would pay you of course

    im a student and im kinda broke. shooting 72 frames is so appealing
     
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    I shoot mostly medium format these days, but I always carry around my Bell & Howell Dial 35 (made by Canon). I don't get around to printing much from it, but it's just so much fun to use. I've found that it's the perfect camera for contra dancing.
     
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    Leica ltm is m39, m42 is Pentax screw mount.
     
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    Welcome
    I use a hybrid Halframe Fullframe camera the Konica Autoreflex, 18 x 24mm is a great format I simply love it .

    Dominik
     
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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

    Sirius Glass, what luck, I am an expert on half assed photography and have the prints to prove it!

    jnanian, sorry, it's a no go with the LTM too. Same problem as the M mount, not enough room for an adapter that will still let the lens reach infinity.

    X. Phot., good one. Still OK to photograph M42 with a M42 mount camera?
     
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    I have never tried. Excellent! I love a good challenge. :wink:
     
  23. pen s

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    One more note.
    Over at Rangefinder Forum, under 'half frame', at the top of the page there is a sticky. It is a link to a monograph written by Peter Dechert that contains a wealth of information about the Pen F system. It is a free download in PDF format, one copy, personal use only. Just thought some of you folks might be interested.
     
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    oh well ... :sad:
     
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    Welcome. I collected 1/2 frame cameras for some years decades ago when you could buy them all day long for a buck or two at the camera stores. They were being traded-in in droves. I had an almost complete collection of Olympus including the F, FT and FTV bodies. I found universally the Olympus lenses to be sending to none of the Japanese manufacturers. Finally a dealer wanted the collection and we struck a dealer.

    The Konica Autoreflex is a killer slr. I loved using it but every once in a while I forgot to advance the film after switching. It went with the collection and if it had not, it probably would still be my only 35mm slr system today.

    I had the Dial 35 in both the Canon and Bell & Howell badges. An interesting camera but with the winder being so large it sort of defeated the compact body size. The winders on these were a weak point and I saw many that could not be wound.

    Todat I still have a Konica AA-35 with the typical battery door issue. I can use it by taping the battery door shut. It is a very practical camera in that it is thin enough to actually be a shirt pocket camera. I had it put away and forgotten until only a short time ago when I happened across it. It is sitting out ready to be loaded and put back in service.