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Old 01-08-2007   #81
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Hi all, I'm new to the group!
Went to a flea-market last Saturday and spotted a cardboard box full of "plastic-fantastics". The seller told me I can cart the whole thing off if I gave him $20.

Doubtful that the whole thing is worth $10, I rummaged inside. Then my fingers felt something solid and cold (plastics ain't cold). Lifting the camera, my heart almost skipped a beat, it's an old black Canon camera (mostly metal).

"Could it be...!??"

yes, it's a rangefinder!

Went home almost immediately and discovered that I just got my first Canon RF!

Maybe "lowly" from you guys' standard, but I'm amazed with the result from the first roll I put through it. Not bad for $4 (yes, I haggled for 10 minutes with the vendor who eyed me suspiciously wondering why I would only take this camera from the lot )

So here it is "Caffey" the Canon A35F:
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Elegant piece, nicely photographed. Welcome to the Canon group!
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Old 01-09-2007   #83
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Nice camera , I love Canon A35F too but can not found it yet.
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Hi all, I'm new to the group!
Went to a flea-market last Saturday and spotted a cardboard box full of "plastic-fantastics". The seller told me I can cart the whole thing off if I gave him $20.

Doubtful that the whole thing is worth $10, I rummaged inside. Then my fingers felt something solid and cold (plastics ain't cold). Lifting the camera, my heart almost skipped a beat, it's an old black Canon camera (mostly metal).

"Could it be...!??"

yes, it's a rangefinder!

Went home almost immediately and discovered that I just got my first Canon RF!

Maybe "lowly" from you guys' standard, but I'm amazed with the result from the first roll I put through it. Not bad for $4 (yes, I haggled for 10 minutes with the vendor who eyed me suspiciously wondering why I would only take this camera from the lot )

So here it is "Caffey" the Canon A35F:
Great find! Welcome! Here's my old IIB which has served me well for many years.
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Old 01-10-2007   #85
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Old 01-11-2007   #86
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I may not have this Canon set for long considering it's on sale here (shameless plug):
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But here are my pics of my Canon RF:












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Old 01-11-2007   #87
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Jon, that's BBBIIIGGG. Is your Jupiter 2/85 focussing correctly ? My starts to be "off" (sharp zone behinde motive) at ~8m and closer.
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Jon, that's BBBIIIGGG. Is your Jupiter 2/85 focussing correctly ? My starts to be "off" (sharp zone behinde motive) at ~8m and closer.
Mine focuses correctly though the viewfinder - I'm not a hyperfocal distance guy so I don't know if the scales work. Maybe I'm just lucky with my J-9?
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  • VI-L with Jupiter12, 35mm f2.8
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Whats that skin on your Glll ?? It looks gorgeous, was that a custom job?
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I picked up a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens on ebay last night. I've heard it is an outstanding lens.

Anybody care to comment on its quality?
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Congratulations, Colyn! The 50/1.4 is a greatly admired lens. I have only shot mine wide open because it had a broken diaphragm blade and I had to remove the diaphragm. The bokeh seems very good indeed. The diaphragm blades are shaped so as to give an almost perfectly round iris at all apertures.

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I picked up a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens on ebay last night. I've heard it is an outstanding lens.

Anybody care to comment on its quality?
Sharpest lens I've ever shot with.
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Sounds like a fine lens. I'll have to do some test shots when it arrives..
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Here's my 1st & only Canon that I have & I loved it so much.
Please advice me if I must also get a Canon 7 or.......

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Cameraleather's black lizard skin. Further details on his website....

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Old 01-17-2007   #98
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My Canonet Glll QL17 Setup

Glll QL17 with 48-49mm Step Up, Deep Yellow Filter, Metal Lens Hood...
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Few of my favourite things...

Hello,

Canons resting after rangefinder calibration. Well, my favourite is neither camera, but Yamaha upright piano .

Other Yamaha sleeps in garage together with BMW
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Old 01-20-2007   #100
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Old 01-20-2007   #101
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Very nice set Rover!!
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Old 01-20-2007   #104
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No. It's the bottom half of a Hexar RF ER case. Perfect fit.
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My Canon P has finally arrived
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Old 03-15-2007   #107
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Hello guys.You got some real beauties!Great cameras!
That's my first posting here,at RFF and I would like to show you my Canon RF.It's cheap and not so famous,but for the nearly year of using it I can say -It's great camera, too!Canon A35F-solid(but not big) body,sharp lens...what else I need?There is only automatic mode except exposure compensation (played with the ISO setting) but it does the job!I really love it.Here it is:
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Welcome Rolla. It looks impressive with the hood!
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Here's my set-up. Fun camera.

By the way, how do you guys post the fullsize version of your pictures here?


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Hi. I am new to the forum and saw this thread and thought I'd share a picture of my GIII QL17. It was a recent Ebay purchase complete with flash and both cases. I redid the seals and reskined it in green leather. It shoots as good as it looks!
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You guys have very clean cameras! Now I feel sorry for my P.

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Mycanon P with 50/1,8; 100/3,5 and 35/2
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Hi. I am new to the forum and saw this thread and thought I'd share a picture of my GIII QL17. It was a recent Ebay purchase complete with flash and both cases. I redid the seals and reskined it in green leather. It shoots as good as it looks!
Nice GIII QL17 Jeff!, welcome to RFF!
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Here is my IVsb with a Converter B and a 28mm/f2.8 FD lens. It must be scale focused but with a 28mm this is no problem, and it is perfect for street. The finder is a 25mm VC which is just about right when you bang your glasses up against it.

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I wish I could do that with one of my Sonnar 50/1.5's, without either taking a $200+ gamble or mortgaging both house and family. And, with my luck, I'd lose the gamble....

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yes it is great for travelling, I use it often when I travelin city, last time in Vien and in Rome
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This is a bit too heavy for travelling but looks good nonethless..

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Man...sure is shiny. What is it exactly?

85 1.5 ?

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I have made very few pictures with it (Too many fast lenses around). From what I've seen it lacks some contrast wide open but it's truly sharp and shows no color fringing. Evidently there is some front-focussing at close distance. Most, if not all of these superfast RF lenses are hard (and slooow) to focus, so their usabilty is borderline. No alternative in using a 50mm of that vintage because you don't come closer.

Compared to its low price the 1.5/85 isn't a bad lens. It still not bad when compared to the 1.8/85 (I have both). You miss some serious Canon RF collector feeling if you don't have one of them, period.

444825886_b7427fe4f6_o.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14734139@N00/444825886/

I haven't found a Leica collector who really shot with a Summarex either, or discussed its performance. These hype lenses are a class of it's own. Maybe the 1.5/75 Biotar is the only comfortable "user" lens in this class... but then the Exakta Varex isn't...

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