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Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by BobD, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. BobD

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    Purdy!

    Have you shot a roll yet?
     
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    ^ Nope. Will do soon.
     
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    how good are the lens on these compared to Zeiss and Agfa folders of same era?
     
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    I envy you, and I have a lot of cool cameras so that is saying a lot. Did it come with that film in it, and if so do you plan to see if you can process it? It looks like C-22 film, but I believe you can cross process that can't you?

    That looks like it will make a great "pocket" camera for vacation shooting, enjoy it.
     
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    Yes, it's C-22 film. Not sure what I'll do with it. I may play with color cross
    processing at some point but I mostly just do B&W so I don't have the color
    chemistry on hand.
     
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    I'll try to get a roll shot in the next few days and post my results. I am
    expecting it to be comparable to a Tessar but we'll see.

    There is one oddity -- the shutter release is on the left side but in playing with it
    that doesn't really seem like much of an issue. I would probably shoot it in
    landscape orientation mostly anyway which requires turning the camera on its end
    so that shouldn't make much difference.

    I also dug up a Rondo rangefinder I had which seems to fit it perfectly:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You are really making me want one of these, my wife is a lefty, and a left handed camera would have huge WAF because she would not have to fight with it.
     
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    The shutter is on the correct side. Just like the Hasselblad V series is held in the left hand, adjusted and focused with the right. The Exacta had the same proper setup. At least three companies knew how to design a camera properly. Remember that only left handed people are in their right mind.

    Steve
     
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    ^ Ah, thanks for setting me straight on that. :smile:
     
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    I picked up a Zenobia a few weeks ago and love it. Mine was $60 and had the lesser Hesper lens - you did well! I almost bid on that camera just to see how a Neo Hesper lens performed.

    Pictures from my first roll with it here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=zenobia&w=59657594@N00

    I don't know how it compares to other folders, but I'm definitely happy with the results. If anyone is curious about the sharpness of one with a lens worse than BobDs, check out the larger sizes of some of these pictures.
     
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    My favorite thing about the camera is how people react to it. The Moskva 5 generates curiosity and a little intimidation. People don't seem to even notice the Zenobia for some reason.
     
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    ^ Nice pics, thanks!
     
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    Thanks!

    Really nice photographs! Thank you so much for sharing! -Tyler
     
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    very nice work, seems equal to any tessar clone ... nice buy at the price $60!! considering the results.
     
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    Finally got a chance to run a roll through my Zenobia:

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]

    FP4+ in Rodinal 1+50
    All shot at f/4

    It's a fun little camera.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the neat pix. They look good. Must be a fun camera to use.
     
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    Hmmm ... looks like the Santa Monica Pier.

    Steve