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    Rolleiflex

    I have owned a mamiya c330F, a yashica Mat 124 an exacta with schneider optics, and a Moskva 4(6x9) and all took great images with the best being the yashica mat 124. However I now have a Rolleiflex 3.5T and would not trade it for anything........except maybe a new Linhof Tech V(dreaming). Using the Rollei is much more natural than any of the others for me and borders on a sexual experience. the sharpness of the lens is outstanding and if you look at the lens comparison from a previous post you'll see that at F11 its nearly flat, while the center is not as blindingly sharp as a planar the edges are. So get the rollei you'll never be sorry.
    No escaping it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by viridari View Post
    For the last several months, I've been lucky to enjoy a Mamiya C330 that was loaned to me by a friend who introduced me to the joy of shooting film.

    I believe that loan is coming to an end soon.
    Wow.

    Big surprise; I get to keep the Mamiya permanently. I wasn't expecting that.

    At least now I don't feel rushed into getting another camera. I can focus on getting my dark room up first. This thread has been very useful and I'll have more confidence going into fleabay auctions. Thank you, everyone.

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    My Rolleiflex Page is here:


    http://www.antiquecameras.net/rolleiflex.html


    Rolleicord Page here:

    http://www.antiquecameras.net/rolleicords.html


    Rolleiflex Buying Tip:

    http://www.antiquecameras.net/rolleiflexbuyingtip.html

    I recommend a 3.5F model if you can afford. Planar or Xenotar...

    Dan
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    I rcently swapped a Nikon Speedlight for a mint Rolleiflex T and a dozen rolls of film. This from a dealer! You can read the story and see pic examples on my blog.
    I wanted it because I always wanted a Rollei but also because I wanted something light and inconspicuous for street photography -- people tend not to notice when you are looking down into a viewing screen.
    I like the coupled EV system where EV is set and apertures and shutter speeds are then linked. It is quick and easy and produces perfect exposures.
    I am delighted with my Rollei and, like many others here, wish I'd got one years ago but, in truth, it's only now that I can afford one -- thanks to people dumping these jewels so they can buy some crappy digital point and shoot.
    Get the Rollei, you won't regret it.
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    I've owned Rollei 3.5s and 2.8s and they all took exceptionally sharp and contrasty photos. To me, the most bang for the buck in a Rollei is one of the Automats with either the 3.5 Tessar or Xenar. I've owned both, and they were durned good shooters.

    Best,

    Michael

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