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    Yeah, I know. But stranger things have happened!

    On my fourth roll through the C33, my wind mechanism failed to stop at the right point. The repair person from whom I had bought it fixed it free of charge. There had been a missing screw or something.
    2F/2F

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    No, I had a Rollei ,sold it and bought a Mamiya TLR system ( poor man's Hasselblad) more than twenty years ago and have never regretted it, I shoot mainly portraits,I needed a short telephoto to give the right perspective for head and shoulder, and tight head shots the 135mm and 180 lenses I find are ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    No, I had a Rollei ,sold it and bought a Mamiya TLR system ( poor man's Hasselblad) more than twenty years ago and have never regretted it, I shoot mainly portraits,I needed a short telephoto to give the right perspective for head and shoulder, and tight head shots the 135mm and 180 lenses I find are ideal.
    Which is why the Almighty
    gave us the Tele Rolleiflex
    and its 135/4 Zeiss Sonnar.

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    "Which is why the Almighty
    gave us the Tele Rolleiflex
    and its 135/4 Zeiss Sonnar."

    ...which is why whatever the Japanese call the Almighty(s) gave us Mamiya: so we could still afford to eat after shooting with a telephoto lens...and then put the normal back on...or a wide...or a wider wide...or two longer telephotos...or a slightly shorter telephoto...or that same slightly shorter telephoto with depth of field preview
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    Depth of field preview? Does the Mamiya TLR have a lens with depth of field preview? I have a depth of field preview gadget I carry with my Rollei... it is a soft plastic lens cap I found to fit the viewing lens and I carved a f8.5 size hole in it. It works great.

    The Rolleiflex has a sharp enough lens that you can crop down enough to give a portrait telephoto affect. Amazing how the older Rollei Teles have kept their nearly affordable value on ebay. I have seen a couple go for around a thousand and one for 800 that had me biting my nails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpurdy View Post
    Does the Mamiya TLR have a lens with depth of field preview?
    Yes, there was one. My father's friend has one. I don't fully recall the details at the moment but I think it was either 105mm or 135mm with an iris in the viewing lens.

    EDIT: A quick search shows that it was the 105mm DS (double stop?).


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    My only MF camera is a TLR Rollei with a tessar 75mm f3.5.
    I will keep it forever.

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    I sold a Hasselblad system and bought a Rolleiflex 2.8f. I have yet to regret the decision. I find myself taking my camera out more, which has resulted in less missed shots. It is a lot of fun to use.

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    No, not me. I have both a Rolleiflex 2.8F and a Hasselblad with a 50, 80 and 150, and I have to admit that the former sits on a shelf (thinking of selling actually since I never use it!). The hassey is a much more useful and versatile camera for my purposes. I could never quite get used to the TLR.
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    I have not exactly abandoned my Hasselblad 501c "system". I have the 80mm and 50mm lenses, 3 A12 film backs, and the Kiev eye level finder. However 90% of the time when I want to shoot square I reach for my well worn Rollei 2.8E. Loading, composing and shooting with the Rollei is simplicity itself.

    The 10% of time is when I need the 50mm Distagon on the Hasselblad. But loading those A12 filmbacks, pulling the darkslide etc. can be a royal pain.

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