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Old 07-14-2009   #1
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Pen-o-rama

I got myself a very handsome Pen FT with a FV prism and beautiful black finish from "digitalintrigue".
The idea right from the start, has been to use this camera as a multi pano tool.
My first attempt has not been 100% succesful, but not so bad either. I have used a Nikon adapter and the 25/2.8 Zeiss Distagon ZF, but it looks like the infinity could be not aligned properly - have to check on this. Also, the viewfinder shows much less than what ends up on film, so it has turned out, that my 30 Deg shift is insufficient - will try 35 Degrees next time.

Here are a couple of shots from my back yard...



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Old 07-14-2009   #2
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Beautiful. Like looking trough the window.
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How is the finder? comparing to leica M and ZI ?
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The Pen FT is a SLR... once you convert the internal prism to the full mirror one, it is comparable to my Nikon FM3A.
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Old 07-15-2009   #5
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So, you replaced the semi-silvered internal mirror with the fV mirror? Interesting, would make the finder brighter (though it does disable the meter). John
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Digitalintrigue is doing these jobs, and he also paints the cameras... BTW, I have a silver Pen FT too many which would be a good candidate for this modification if you are interested....
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I got a Pen F repainted black with white lettering from Digitalintrigue a while ago and I absolutely love it. You really couldn't tell the camera didn't come out of the factory like that.
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Great "pano's". I have to load up some of my 1/2 frames and try something like this. I also like the quality of the Rollei Retro. Don't know if I can get it here in Vancouver.
My venerable Konica Autoreflex on a tripod should do it. Heavy though.
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Not bad but one needs a tripod and a LF scanner.
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Tom - I think that I've seen the Rollei Retro at Beau Photo.
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