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    One more note.
    Over at Rangefinder Forum, under 'half frame', at the top of the page there is a sticky. It is a link to a monograph written by Peter Dechert that contains a wealth of information about the Pen F system. It is a free download in PDF format, one copy, personal use only. Just thought some of you folks might be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pen s View Post
    jnanian, sorry, it's a no go with the LTM too. Same problem as the M mount, not enough room for an adapter that will still let the lens reach infinity.

    oh well ...

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    I do not think somebody mentionned it, you have a social group for 1/2 frame : http://www.apug.org/forums/groups/ha...me-temple.html

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    Welcome. I collected 1/2 frame cameras for some years decades ago when you could buy them all day long for a buck or two at the camera stores. They were being traded-in in droves. I had an almost complete collection of Olympus including the F, FT and FTV bodies. I found universally the Olympus lenses to be sending to none of the Japanese manufacturers. Finally a dealer wanted the collection and we struck a dealer.

    The Konica Autoreflex is a killer slr. I loved using it but every once in a while I forgot to advance the film after switching. It went with the collection and if it had not, it probably would still be my only 35mm slr system today.

    I had the Dial 35 in both the Canon and Bell & Howell badges. An interesting camera but with the winder being so large it sort of defeated the compact body size. The winders on these were a weak point and I saw many that could not be wound.

    Todat I still have a Konica AA-35 with the typical battery door issue. I can use it by taping the battery door shut. It is a very practical camera in that it is thin enough to actually be a shirt pocket camera. I had it put away and forgotten until only a short time ago when I happened across it. It is sitting out ready to be loaded and put back in service.

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    I have a Fujica Half 1.9 I have been tooling around with in one way or another. Its had a roll of 400tx in it forever. Teeny little thing but it's not too bad for an $8 Goodwill score.
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit, under the knife for a bit
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    RB67 Pro S / 50 4.5 / 90 3.8 / 180 4.5 / WLF / prism finder / polaback
    Random 35mm stuff

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    I have two Bell & Howell Dial 35's, a Pen EE-2, A Konica Auto-Reflex, and a Mercury II (which is just slightly larger than half-frame). Half-frame is a lot of fun, but it takes me forever to finish a roll of film.
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    I have a Tessina I haven't shot in years, got too expensive to get prints made as it's not exactly 1/2 frame. Now that I'm getting into developing I may get it out as I have the loader and numerous cassettes.

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    I'd never even heard of half-fram until I saw this thread! Those Olympus Pen models sounds incredible and definitely something I would want to play around with. Are they incredibly expensive or something that the average person (like me) can afford to get into?

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    They run a range, but pretty affordable. An ee can be had for 30.00 while an ft will run near 300.00. Deals can be found. Love half frame, been shooting them for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pharmboycu View Post
    I'd never even heard of half-fram until I saw this thread! Those Olympus Pen models sounds incredible and definitely something I would want to play around with. Are they incredibly expensive or something that the average person (like me) can afford to get into?
    From Craigslist Vancouver - a Pen EE for $29: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pm...621356570.html
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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