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Old 08-20-2007   #41
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In this crazy sickness that is camera collecting, my first real TLR was a Yashica-A.
I bought it at a camera swap meet off of the original owner. It has the older,
'undesirable' Yashimar lenses in it. Like any collector, I've been constantly
chasing up the ladder when possible. I own a Yashica Mat 124G and another
Yashica-A with the Yashinon lenses.

However, my favorite TLR shots have been made with the first Yashica-A I bought.
Here's one of the photos:




I also own a Hasselblad, which admittedly has trumped the Yashica, but some of
my car snapshots from last summer using Arista EDU Ultra 100 film and this camera
are classics. I've been selling prints to people even.
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Old 08-20-2007   #42
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wow...some fine work here! here are a few of mine:

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Old 08-20-2007   #43
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Here's another with my Rollei. "At the Pond." I gave it a rectangular crop, a class A felony in the TLR world.

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Old 08-23-2007   #44
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Just curious, but can you recall what aperture you used for your photo? The Ciroflex and Graflex 22 (same camera, different name) had some pretty good triplet lenses which are plenty sharp when stopped down, and in my experience, perform acceptably when opened up.
I think I had it stopped down to f/16, taken at 1/100th. The Weather was changing between bright sun and overcast that day.

It's also the first time I shot Adox CHS 100 film, perhaps I need to discover its full potential first.

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Having said that, at first glance I thought you had made your exposure in the 1940's.
Thank you, Sir. It's one of my goals at these events to shoot some 'authentic' pictures.
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defintely. Looks like a photo of WWII, the Debarquement on the Normandie beaches (please note that there's no "y" at the end of Normandie, please)
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Two from a Rolliecord V with 3.5 Xenar
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Two from a Rolliecord V with 3.5 Xenar
Very cool! Love the coffee beans one...
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Old 08-24-2007   #48
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Wow looking at these pictures makes me want to break out the Yashica Mat 124 again. So far I've only shot one roll, this is kinda dopey, but I like it (Kodak Porta 160 NC, scanned on a crappy old Microtek flatbed, and cleaned up in PaintShopPro):

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Old 08-26-2007   #49
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I have too many favourites...but here's one of the first. This is from early Summer, 1967. It's from the first roll through my new Yashica D.
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Great stuff - your third shot is my favorite. Very enigmatic.
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Old 08-27-2007   #51
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Thank you very much, tedwhite!
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andreas, I like the cage also, very three-dimensional.
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quadri-dimensional! it's obvious that Time passed through that cage...
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this one for me
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Old 08-28-2007   #55
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Here's one I took yesterday with the Rolleiflex 3.5T and Fuj Acros.



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iml, great lighting in your shot - did you use a rolleinar on it?
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No Rolleinar, no. I'd like to try it though, I like using the Rollei for close work.

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3 jumpers

Bump. Here's one from 2 weeks ago.
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Here's one:
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aaaaahhhhhhhhhh! there are children on that forum!!
babe *lol*
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Old 09-06-2007   #61
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Hey, glad you liked the humor in this. Traveling down the highway, I actually did a u-turn so I could go back and get a picture. My wife and I were great appreciators of "American Kitsch".
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kitschen : in German, making new things out of old scraps found in the garbage - the definition seems to fit indeed!
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I've just developed two rolls of HP5 that I put through the Rolleiflex (Automat 1), and while there's no great art in my photos, I like every shot!

In the third shot, the fellow on the right was selling old stuff at the local "Trash & Treasure" market. I bought a light box for viewing negs and transparencies from him - you can just see it on the table behind him. He is talking with another customer about a camera - can anyone make out what it is?
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I'm curious, is it the waist level perspective that makes TLR pictures so unique to me? I'm trying to figure it out...
Maybe it will all make sense when I get my Yashica this week.
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Here's some new old TLR pictures, from 1982. I was 15 and on a trip with my parents to Tallinn, Estonia. The camera, which I still have, was a Yashica-Mat 124G and the film was Ilford Pan F. I developed the rolls in the kitchen, but I never made any prints back then...
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Antti - very nice! You had a good eye, even as a 15 year-old.
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I've just developed two rolls of HP5 that I put through the Rolleiflex (Automat 1)...

Chris, they look great! Glad that old Automat is working well for you.
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In the third shot, the fellow on the right was selling old stuff at the local "Trash & Treasure" market. I bought a light box for viewing negs and transparencies from him - you can just see it on the table behind him. He is talking with another customer about a camera - can anyone make out what it is?
Chris, I like the woodpile shot; unusual subject too, and nicer tonality IMO than the other two.

The camera the man on the left is holding looks like it has a collapsible lens and a squarish black body, all in all seems like it might be one of those small Rollei 35's with the wind lever on the bottom...
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Thanks Doug. The woodpile indicates the season - it's spring down here and I have a pile of blocks that need to be split for drying over summer, to be ready for next winter. You can see from the natural splits forming in the blocks that they have been drying for a while - I prefer wood that's had two summers drying. One of these years (and soon!) we'll get gas heating installed; in the meantime the slow-combustion heater (wood-burning) is still doing good service, and there's nothing like sitting in front of a real fire, with good music, a good book, and a glass of wine.

On the other two shots I think I dialled in a bit too much contrast in Photoshop.

Rollei, eh? That would be right, I suspect. I had a quick glance but I'm not a big fan of the super-compact 35mm cameras, so didn't pay a lot of attention. Shame on me!
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Here are two shost I got recently from my Yashica-Mat 124G.

Unfortunately, i had to get the camera's lens replaced because there was some fogging or something on the glass. Luckily it was covered under it's CLA by Mark Hama. He did an excellent job.
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Here are two shost I got recently from my Yashica-Mat 124G.
Couple of fine shots, jbf... I particularly like the first one. The obvious interaction between the younger kid and older, but then especially when I noted the contrast between the older kid's shoe on the skateboard, and the high heeled shoe in the upper right.
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JBF: Your second shot is hilarious. Wonderful pic.

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Thanks Doug and Ted!

Yeah... the only bad thing is that when i took those photos, I did not know that my lens had a slight haze on it. After developing a roll that i took while on vacation I saw that the highlights were glowing. Immediately I knew what it was. Soo... I sent it back to Mark Hama and he replaced the lenses.

I just hope that out of the other ten or so odd rolls of color/black and white film I took while on vacation I got some that came out ok.

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Your favourite photo(s) you took with a TLR

I could not help but call it, "sniff".....one of my fav's....

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Reflections of my wife and me. Cropped. Taken with a borrowed Rolliecord. (Before I had the Rolleiflex.)


With the 54' MX-EVS in the back 40. (100G Kodak Chrome)
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I really like the tree stump. The rendition of the color and contrast really makes it pop. (Not to mention the depth of field. )

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