Originally Posted by Klainmeister
I was thinking bounce flash for sure. Giving me ideas, that's dangerous.
Go to diyphotography.net and put 'flash bouncer' in the search box and hit return. Lots of ideas to fit your needs.
Originally Posted by Rush2112
Bessa R3a Arrived Today!
Smaller and lighter than I thought it would be.
Reading the manual now. Pretty exciting stuff. Can't wait to throw a roll of film into it and get to work, great weather today for it here in Southern California.
Congratulations with your new toy Carl.
May I suggest you try a soft-release? I personally find the shutter release button on my R2a (same as R3a) a bit 'deep'. The soft release solved that for me. I got mine from ebay (this one).
I also got an eveready case, the small version (VC-1) that will fit your Nokton (without hood). You can take off the top part and then you're left with a nice protective casing for the body.
Just some ideas (details can make a lot of difference).
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Congrats on your new child. I remember when my son (our first) was in the oven as it were I used one roll of film the entire experience. I shot some at a picnic when my wife was first showing, a couple here and there no more then 2 at a time. I also shot some at the Ultra sound(s) and the delivery room and of Matt when he was in the nursery and with mom holding him. One camera, one roll of film and I backed the roll out carefully after every 2 shots, noted the new frame number and then put the roll in sever times, almost 15 times to do this.
So the Leica just did great with reloading the film so many times, a few of the frames were not spaced perfect, an extra sprocket or three. but it remained all caught one one roll. I processed the film and printed an 8x10 of the boy and had it in her hospital room later that evening after mom had a chance to rest. Printed others later.
Never did cut that roll of film. It's still in one piece rolled up in a sleeve. This past (2010) Christmas I gave it to my son. He and his wife were very astonished at the one roll idea. My daughter-in-law was really blown away.
So enjoy and celebrate the baby and have fun with your camera too. I love rangefinders. Really very simple and to the point.
Appreciate the congrats on the baby, and the bessa all . Got my first roll back from the lab and -
1. All my pictures were in sharp focus
2. All were properly exposed
That is encouraging for my first real go with a rangefinder. I went out on Monday and took some early morning images of Balboa, CA... that roll is at the lab. A more "serious" attempt at some compositions. Can't wait to see those, hopefully I'll have something decent to share.
I'm very happy with the Bessa so far, totally different experience.
Hi i'm sorry to interrupt this thread for my own question but it seems a place where a lot of people will know the answer to what I am asking. I am thinking of buying a Voigtlander camera and I can't seem to work out what I want whether it will be the R 2,3,4 and then the A or M version, what are the main differences if anyone can help me?
Also congrats on the Baby Rush 2112!
[QUOTE=lewis-richards;1143446]Hi i'm sorry to interrupt this thread for my own question but it seems a place where a lot of people will know the answer to what I am asking. I am thinking of buying a Voigtlander camera and I can't seem to work out what I want whether it will be the R 2,3,4 and then the A or M version, what are the main differences if anyone can help me?
Firstly, there's a wealth of detailed information in the (USA) CameraQuest website. Some of it takes a bit of navigating but persevere because just about everything you need or want to know about these cameras is found there.
Second, the main difference between the A and M versions is that the M version is totally manual as far as setting shutter speed and shutter activation is concerned. If the batteries fail (never happened to me in 6 years of ownership and frankly nothing to worry about) the shutter will still fire even though the meter will not. The advantage of the A versions is they're very quick to operate
as you only need set the aperture, focus and then fire the shutter. The disadvantage of the A version is possible but unlikely battery failure (I change them on my birthday each year and always carry a spare set - never needed them), and you can sometimes get carried away and fire the shutter before you realise you should have selected a larger aperture! The A versions can be operated in M mode, but still need live batteries.
The main difference is in the viewfinders. The R2 has a more conventional spread of frames in the viewfinder from 35mm up. The R3 has a brilliant viewfinder but only has frames for 40/50/75/90 so if you shoot wide angle you either need the R2 or R4 or use external viewfinders. The R4 is for wide angle lenses and covers 21/25/28/35/50.
I have both R3A and R4A (plus too many other cameras) and I'm going to sell my R3A as I mostly use wide angle lenses (50 and wider) and a 90mm for which I simply fit an external viewfinder.
If I hardly ever wanted to go wider then 35 then the R2 would have been a good compromise but I use 25 and 21 a lot when travelling.
Hope that helps. If I wanted a one camera/one lens outfit then the R3A with the f1.4/40 Nokton that I own would be ideal.