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    Rolleicord is great!

    This is really not a question but a statement.

    I recently acquired a Rolleicord V in excellent shape and I've been using it since. It is AMAZING how much this simple camera has improved my photography! It seems slowing WAY down has a lot to do with this improvement.

    With this simple camera, I have to meter carefully with my Sekonics so exposure is much better. Using WLF requires me to pay attention to near edge of the frame - not just the center, watch carefully for the level-ness, and basically see the whole print in front of me before I carefully slide the shutter release.

    I dunno.... newer isn't always better and I knew that - but doing this with 60+ year old camera is just amazing. Images are awfully sharp, too.

    Anyway, I thought I'd share.

    p.s. I wish I could get a WLF for my Mamiya 645Pro... I know Mamiya made'em. They are just impossible to find now.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    The older cameras are great, just can't beat them!

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    I have a rolleicord IV..fantastic camera. Congrats & enjoy
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    They have WLF for 645PRO on KEH, That is if you want to pay the ridiculous amount.
    Funny, I have a 645PRO and a Rolleiflex T, I also want a WLF for the 645 Pro, but then, I don't even have a metered prism.
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    What's interesting to note isn't so much the camera itself but the effect it's had on your habits.

    Good habits = good results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dehk View Post
    They have WLF for 645PRO on KEH, That is if you want to pay the ridiculous amount.
    Funny, I have a 645PRO and a Rolleiflex T, I also want a WLF for the 645 Pro, but then, I don't even have a metered prism.
    Where do you see that?? I just went and looked but all they have are the ones for older (all metal) version of M645.

    By the way, if you want a metered prism, AE Prism N will work perfectly fine with a Pro. That's what I have with mine.
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    While one certainly have the option of cropping to a vertical or horizontal rectangle, working with the square format can challenge and improve your seeing.

    Glad you are enjoying your new tool!
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Corneau View Post
    What's interesting to note isn't so much the camera itself but the effect it's had on your habits.

    Good habits = good results.

    It's definitely NOT the camera but Rolleicord is a great joy to use. I see myself actually thinking and rethinking before I release the shutter. It should be the same but I don't take this much care on any of other format. I *think* WLF has a lot to do with this change. It requires whole different attitude compared to regular prism type view finders.

    Wait... it IS the camera.... I don't have a WLF on any other cameras...
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    LOL...I always get a prism finder because I just find it easier but I see what you're saying.

    Careful, you keep talking like that and you'll be getting a 4x5 or larger next. Same idea with slowing down and thinking more, yanno.
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    I have my limits Colin...

    I am; however, thinking about going to 6x7
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