New Lady in the House

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by seawolf66, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. seawolf66

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    Now this lady is easy to deal with only requires easy handle-ing and to see sun shine once in while and some film in her from time to time :

    She is rather young built in 1938 !
     

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    She's a sweetheart!!
     
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    Nice score. Where did you find her?
     
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    Ah, yes... a true beauty. (I'm seeing her younger sister.)
     
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    Nice score, Lauren!
     
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    I love it! Way to go!

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    A real cutie, for sure. Mine was built in March, 1938 and I just love her to death. Treat her right and she'll show you a good time! :smile:
     
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    Nice camera. However I don't get why so many people ascribe femininity to their cameras, seemingly especially Rolleis. My Rolleis are both masculine. Of course there is the Rollei 4x4 which was originally dubbed the ladies Rollei.
    Dennis
     
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    I am from the old school , to me being a male anything I loved was a Lady even the true ladys: Just a choice for me,:
     
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    It took me almost 3 yrs to find one that I could afford and had a tessar lens on it , I found it off one of the forums I go to, and it was a local buy, in Lexington, Ma.: If you look hard and long you will get what your looking for:
     
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    My cameras are masculine with one exception: 1935 Certo Dolly SuperSport.

    In that case I defer to the manufacturer who would know the sexual origin of the camera better than I.

    Steve
     
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    That is amazing! I just got the same model, a bit older even, serial 7100**. I think mine is 1937. I'll have to post a picture of her.
     
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    My late wife was a 1938 model. It was a great year for women.:smile:

    Now… if only I could find a beauty like yours.
     
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    I have in my hand a 'Cord from the same year as the OP's Rolleiflex-- probably a IIb. Sort of hard to tell as the various lists of serial numbers and corresponding descriptions don't always match up too well (#751xxx). It needs a trip to the cleaners as the slower speeds are gummed up. Otherwise it is nice and clean with a cute little Zeiss Triotar 75mm/3.5 taking lens (bayonet filter mount).

    I just got back two 'Cords from the Hippy Era (late '60's to early 70's -- Vb, type 2) that I had sent off to Classic Camera Repair up in Portland for CLA -- they are now in the hands of our students (I check them out for 3 to 4 days at a time). If I get the 1938 camera CLA'd, I don't know if I will put it out for student use. The Triotar was not suppose to be all that sharp in the corners, but nice for portraits. But at its age, perhaps it would be better not to be in the hands of students.

    Can't say the I look upon cameras as having genders -- I tend to say "it". Perhaps I would treat them better if I looked at them as being ladies.

    Vaughn