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Old 12-03-2012   #26
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The small size of the SWC was nice on a trip to Japan. I could fit it and a Plaubel in a small bag.

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Old 12-03-2012   #27
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I find the SWC has the advantage of setting it on a flat surface for long exposures where tripods are not allowed.

Istanbul's Cistern, if you've ever been there you have an idea of how dark it is.





It is also good for those times when you want to experiment with double exposures.





Or with a mini tripod resting on a rental bike seat.



All with my 903 SWC, by the way the finder is very accurate.
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Old 12-03-2012   #28
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I have enjoyed using my SWC for the first time this weekend. I love the small size of the camera, and I find it very natural for me to use it. I don't know how the first two rolls will come out, but I am feeling very good about this camera.

I used the 220 back for 24 exposures and the 120 back for 12 exposures today. I did not bother with a neck strap and I did not use the ground glass back either.

I know that RFF has several SWC users. How do you feel about using your SWC cameras?
One of my favorite film cameras. I miss mine. Perhaps next year I'll see into obtaining another.

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Old 12-03-2012   #29
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I find the SWC has the advantage of setting it on a flat surface for long exposures where tripods are not allowed.

Istanbul's Cistern, if you've ever been there you have an idea of how dark it is.


It is also good for those times when you want to experiment with double exposures.



Or with a mini tripod resting on a rental bike seat.

All with my 903 SWC, by the way the finder is very accurate.


I am planning to use it with a table tripod when I travel.
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It's my favorite. I was wondering if you would accept its demands. Its simple to work, once you play with it for awhile. I love it for people shots more than anything. Get close.

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I had an old huge 40mm on my 503cw and sold it when I got my SWC/M. It is the coolest little camera. I love just holding it...I know that is weird.
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I love mine and have been shooting complete weddings with it... Please let's keep how fantastic they are quiet, I still need to buy a few more and prices have been climbing

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Fantastic!

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me too, it rocks!







glad I did, great lens!

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You are taking it to Italy. That is not a question.

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Raid,
KEH has an OP/TECH medium format strap with Hasselblad hardware for $19.

http://www.keh.com/camera/Hasselblad...991298600?r=FE

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KEH has an OP/TECH medium format strap with Hasselblad hardware for $19.

http://www.keh.com/camera/Hasselblad...991298600?r=FE

Wayne
With shipping, it would be $29. Is this a good price for this item?

( I bought it)
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Mega Dittos! Use it well. Enjoy!
You are taking it to Italy. That is not a question.

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Hi Wayne,
Oh yes. This is why I bought the SWC this time. I can see myself walking around small villages in Tuscany, carrying this camera.
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It's my favorite. I was wondering if you would accept its demands. Its simple to work, once you play with it for awhile. I love it for people shots more than anything. Get close.

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I know this now. You have to get close. Else, you get a wonderful, sweeping image, but it is not very interesting each time.
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Dear Raid amin,

Thank you for your order with KEH Camera. We appreciate your business and hope you enjoy your equipment.

I got the strap, Wayne. Thanks.
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Raid, you can really use any strap you want with the SWC, as long as you have the clips. I'm personally a fan of the Domke Gripper, and it worked just fine with the SWC when I had one.

I have to agree with the general consensus -- the SWC is a great camera, and can truly be used as a high-quality 'snapshot' camera. No tripod required, and just prefocus, point, shoot.

A shot from a few years ago when I had the SWC -- my loving wifey in lovely New Mexico.....

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... and a lovely photo it is of your wife, Vince.
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Dear Raid amin,

Thank you for your order with KEH Camera. We appreciate your business and hope you enjoy your equipment.

I got the strap, Wayne. Thanks.
Awesome! The SWC will be secure in Italy.

Wayne

ps: The original, narrower strap + the Hasselblad ends + time & gas, I have at least $30 invested. You got a good deal.
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I built a better mousetrap (SWC) myself: It uses 35mm Nikon PC lens and Prontor professional shutter aluminum body machined out of T6.T billet. The back is a sparepart of Flex Body, and it has film advance. The beauty of the whole creation is that it has A RISE because of PC Nikkor ! Hassy does not! When you look at these SWC images, you see it is a bonus. Because of the shift capability of the nikkor, the whole area of 6X6 can be used. Also because of the Prontor professional shutter you can shoot as many perfectly registering multiple exposures, nice for "Light painting" images
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I love mine (903)... Just wish I had more time to use it.

Here are two threads of interest.

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http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=65732
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I built a better mousetrap (SWC) myself: It uses 35mm Nikon PC lens and Prontor professional shutter aluminum body machined out of T6.T billet. The back is a sparepart of Flex Body, and it has film advance. The beauty of the whole creation is that it has A RISE because of PC Nikkor ! Hassy does not! When you look at these SWC images, you see it is a bonus. Because of the shift capability of the nikkor, the whole area of 6X6 can be used. Also because of the Prontor professional shutter you can shoot as many perfectly registering multiple exposures, nice for "Light painting" images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4014628...57621929261184
Would the Canon 35mm tilt shift lens also work with a similar set-up?
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I built a better mousetrap (SWC) myself: It uses 35mm Nikon PC lens and Prontor professional shutter aluminum body machined out of T6.T billet. The back is a sparepart of Flex Body, and it has film advance. The beauty of the whole creation is that it has A RISE because of PC Nikkor ! Hassy does not! When you look at these SWC images, you see it is a bonus. Because of the shift capability of the nikkor, the whole area of 6X6 can be used. Also because of the Prontor professional shutter you can shoot as many perfectly registering multiple exposures, nice for "Light painting" images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4014628...57621929261184

Cool stuff!

But, that's a tech camera and not what the SWC is about: compactness and simplicity. That's more along the lines of an Alpa.

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You guys are killing me! I want one of these so bad...

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