Me and my Rollei

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by ToddB, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. ToddB

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    About a month ago I was walking around in Santa Fe NM with my family, we were out shooting photos. I call it Family Photo Safari. Anyway. I was approuched by a young guy and his girlfriend from Colorado that was admiring my camera and asked if he could snap a pic. Of course with a Nikon D700. Anyway I thought I would share. Maybe some of you could share a pic of you and your gear when you go out.

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    Nice hat, Dr Jones...
     
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    For some reason, whenever I hear Rollei, I always think of the 35, and not the TLRs.
     
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    "So we saw this dude in Santa Fe with this totally random old camera -- it was really cool! I took a picture -- do you know anything about these? I guess they take some weird film?"
     
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    Someone called my camera 'like, totally steampunk' the other day. It was a Graflex. I guess if it had a voice, it would sound like a wheezing, grinding, spluttering Tom Waits.
     
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    :smile: That's funny.
     
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    I was out for a walk and two younger women asked if I would take their picture with their camera. I took the camera and held it up to my eye and was momentarily confused as to why I couldn't see through it. Ugh! I felt old...
     
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    I've been walking around and shooting in San Francisco with my Rolleiflexes for the last 15+ years now. It's gone from barely being noticed, to a number of people starting about 5 years ago commenting how cool it is, to now often the 20-something hipsters are pointing me out to their friends but rarely initiating any contact or conversation, unless I say hello, then its "That camera is awesome!"
     
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    Me with said steampunk camera.

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    Of course. :errm:
     
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    Out with my 810 2D.

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    Awesome Camera Roger.

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    Thanks, I hope it's ok that's it's not medium format. I do have a Rollei, now if I could just find a better hat.

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    Here are some of me, courtesy of other photographers:

    Pentax KX and I in Helsingor, Denmark, 2010.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heideland/5157158950/in/photosof-monolight/

    My dear grandfather, my Hasselblad, and I, Sweden, 2010.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heideland/5133363072/in/photosof-monolight/

    Minox 35GT and I, along the Mississippi River, Minnesota, 2011.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cattywonkus/5259122293/in/photosof-monolight/

    Ike Eisenlor, Pentax Spotmatic, and I, Dunn Brothers Coffee, Minneapolis, 2012.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefullcup/7990591958/in/photosof-monolight/
     
  17. Richard S. (rich815)

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    Adding me and my beloved Tele-rolleiflex:

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    I often shoot with this pistol grip and pan as if its a movie camera, and shoot as I slowly pan. Interestingly, people are much more casual and seemingly nonchalant about being in your home movie than they are if they think you are shooting them with a still camera and making a photo.
     
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    Some nice shots there Thomas.
     
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    Hey Roger.. doesn't matter.. the camera anybody usually uses. Keep'em coming guys. This is awseome to see people and thier go to gear.

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    Nice Rollei!

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    When you said steampunk I was thinking Graflex SLR.
     
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    Frequent comment: "Can you still get film for that thing?"
     
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    Is there another kind of Tom Waits?:confused:
     
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    Or, "Is that a Hasselblad?"
     
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    I was setting up my Speed Graphic here, on the side of a dirt road near Noxon, MT when two young guys in a pickup dressed entirely in camo drove up and stopped by me. They didn't say anything, just gave me a kinda cold look. I didn't know what to say, so I simply said,"Old school." The response was great: "Hell, ya!" and smiles all around. They drove off laughing and I got my shot once the dust cleared.
     
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    And it is a beautiful shot.