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Old 10-03-2010   #41
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Great camera, simple to use. However my only beef about the Widelux is rewinding the film. One must hold the rewind button on the bottom of the camera while you rewind the film. And two, the rewind knob on the top of the camera does lift like the older style Leicas (M2 & M3). Rewinding is a slow and painful process with 36 exposure film.
Actually it does lift, just like older Leicas like the M2. Maybe yours is stuck. I do agree though that the worst part about the Widelux is the rewinding. It is painfully slow and frustrating to have to hold the rewind button down the whole time.

I just got my Widelux F6B yesterday. I can't wait to see the scans from the 5 rolls I've already shot.
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Even indoors at 1/15 sec, that rotating lens makes a sharp image. My biggest challenge is keeping my fingers out of the way.
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Old 11-03-2010   #44
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Nice. I've yet to run color film through my Widelux. I've been shooting Tri-X, but now maybe I'll broaden my horizons and try some color.

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Interesting to see NYC in this light. Very nice.
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Say hello to my new Widelux F7 . After seeing a Toronto Star photographer use it at a funeral, the seed was planted. That was over 20 years ago. So when the opportunity presented itself recently, I jumped all over it.

I'm still getting a handle on scanning/stitching issues. I'm really looking forward to printing images from the Widelux F7 in the darkroom. Until then I will get by scanning the negs. So far I'm really happy with the camera and the images I've made with it. I can see a steep learning curve with this camera but already I can see a huge upside to having it in the bag. It's really sweet to use. And although I've just started shooting, I'm already hooked.

































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Thanks for showing the correct way to load the film. Very nice images. The saturation is beautiful.
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Old 11-05-2010   #46
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You're very welcome, Mel, and thanks for the kind words.
Only a couple of new images with the Widelux F7 to show right now. I went to the mountains and got a couple of rolls but the lab messed up the scans so I have to redo them.

I've gone back to hand-holding the Widelux and just keeping an eye on the bubble. It's nice to get straight horizons.

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Hi Greg,

such amazing shots. I have sent my camera to the USA for servicing so hopefully I can follow in your tradition.

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Thanks Paul. I really hope you get your camera back very soon. It's got to be tough to be seeing Widelux shots and not being able to take them.

I got some film back today. There are a couple that worked out okay.













All taken with Widelux F7 and 160 ASA film

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What a wonderful camera! The images are quite stunning. FYI, I'm watching them from my laptop. So they'd look lot better on my S-IPS panel. Until few days ago, I didn't even know such camera exists. So thank you very much for sharing, Gregory et al.
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Leaving the Mothership by *monz*, on Flickr

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Posing with the Bull by *monz*, on Flickr

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Sky Bridge [2] by *monz*, on Flickr

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The Hubb by *monz*, on Flickr

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@Monz: This is wonderful, thank you very much for sharing them.
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