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    Super Ricohflex

    Bill I used to shoot a C33, so I'm familiar with TLR's to a small degree. And I've just fallen in complete love with a Yashica 635 after shooting it for the first time yesterday!

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    There are some pretty good photos from Super Ricohflex on flickr by TommyOShima. It has a coated triplet lens, which will produce some interesting visual signature when wide open and can be great for portraits. On the other hand, at >$75 price I would rather have a Yashica with Yashikor or a Rolleicord with Triotar.

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    I recall having occasional light leaks when using my mom's old Ricohflex. Looks like (from the looks on an auction site) there is a length of black yarn running around the inside back. So make sure that is still working as a light seal. Maybe an easy do-it-yourself repair.

    As blee1996 says, the lens will have an interesting "signature." I've come to appreciate this in vintage cameras. For me a "good" lens in a medium format or large format camera can be worth using. You might enjoy the same.

    This could be the knock-around camera you toss in the backpack when you don't want to risk your Yashica...

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    Christopher:

    I have several twin reflex cameras - from Rolleiflex 2.8F - to Voigtlander Superb - to rolleicord - and also the Super Richohflex...

    Making images in the nature, guess what camera I put highest?

    Richohflex any day!! Much nicer than the top model from Rollei...

    I'd say the price is low... some call it a sleeper - sitting waiting for more to find what I have found...

    I have never seen in MF a smoother cremy background than the ones you can get with this.
    In here there's a lot of great images done with this camera. Some that prompted me to by some. And it is my all time favourite for out door photography!

    take a look at the imege I link to.. this is the one that made me look out for that camera...

    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showima...atid=favorites
    Last edited by gandolfi; 12-12-2012 at 03:16 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: adding link

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    Nice Gandolfi!

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    Hi Gandolfi: it seems I cannot access your gallery link, maybe it is only for subscribers? I admire your work in LF and am quite eager to see your shots with the Super Rochoflex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blee1996 View Post
    Hi Gandolfi: it seems I cannot access your gallery link, maybe it is only for subscribers? I admire your work in LF and am quite eager to see your shots with the Super Rochoflex.
    just for subscribers yes... (and it wasn't mine...)

    But I can upload a couple here...

    All Super Ricohflex - full aperture. sharpness not too important (acceptaple for me) - the background is!....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails troldeskov-(4).jpg   troldeskov-(9).jpg   Untitled-49.jpg   Untitled-60.jpg   Untitled-45.jpg  


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    Super Ricohflex

    WOW gandolfi! Im going to have to get the shutter working on mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy View Post
    WOW gandolfi! Im going to have to get the shutter working on mine!
    you should!

    And the lens can swirl in certain curcumstances... see att.
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