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    TLR

    I am looking to find a good aTLR, I'm not sure exactly what i should look for so if you guys could give me suggestions on a good and fairly cheap one please let me know.
    Kyle.

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    There was an excellent thread on this subject very recently. Tons of good information and opinions. Locate that and you're ahead of the game.

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    here it is:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum51/7390-tlr-go.html
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    If you buy online be careful to research the model. There are Baby Rolleis and some other TLRs that use size 127 film. You want to get one that uses readily available 120 film or 220. Various used Yashica TLRs seem to be a good value, but there are many unfamiliar Japanese brand used cameras available online. You might want to buy a cheapie to see if you really like seeing everything backward in the viewing screen before you buy a better quality camera for serious work. Better yet rent a TLR from a local camera store. The backward image bugs me. Upside down in a view camera is OK , but rightside up and backward is too weird for me.

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    Thanks for hte ideas so far, I'll be sure to check that link right now

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    Mamiya TLRs

    My recommedation is for the Mamiya TLR's. They have good lenses and are built like rocks (especially the C330f). You can buy a cheap body and a good lens and then upgrade as you go. At least look into them if you can...I got a C330f with a black 80mm f2.8 lens for about $300. They were in very good shape.



 

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