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jan normandale
10-17-2005, 17:12
Hi bargoon camera users. Lets show how proud we are of our users. We know about the Bessas , Leicas , Canons, Contaxs, Nikons etc.

How about some shots from cameras that cost less than $100. I'm going to start showing what some of the well know little RFs can do. You know the ones by now, Oly RC, Yashica, Minolta, Ricoh, and on and on.

If you know which of these cameras took your shots, lets put them into a post while the gallery is U/C . It should give us something fresh to look at and also show these cameras to the newer RFF members who are getting their feet wet before plunging into the deep end of the pool so to speak.

I'm going to put up something tonite after I go thru my shots.

Jan

Kin Lau
10-17-2005, 18:37
Fed 5 + I-61l/d, about CDN$40- after shipping. 1st 2 shots were in Prince Edward County east of Toronto.

3rd shot from my CDN$40 Oly 35SP, also in my RFF Canada gallery.

kmack
10-17-2005, 19:16
Zorki 4 -- Jupiter 8,
Bought at local antique shop for $30 US.

Tough lighting, I was surprised the lens did not flare.
HP-5 developed in Diafine.

simonankor
10-17-2005, 19:29
Taken with a FED 1, FED collapsible 50mm f/3.5. I think it was 1/200 at f/18... I think...

The FED 1 is one of my favourite street shooters because it's so small, and with the collapsible lens it fits in any bag. I tend to keep it in its never-ready case simply because, well, it's a nice case and also because I don't have a lens cap for it.

MrRanger
10-17-2005, 19:43
Here's a shot from my Canonet 28. It came with 2 QL-17 parts cameras, I thnk I paid $30.00 for all three. The 28 was working and I made one good QL-17 out of the 2 junkers. I think the Canonet 28 is about as "entry level" as you can get! :rolleyes:

Mike :D

SalmanA
10-17-2005, 19:53
Some shots taken with my Canonet QL17, that was bought for US $40.00, from the first roll through it (Kodak C41 B&W 400).

jan normandale
10-17-2005, 20:40
Here's my Canonet QL17 GIII shot. It cost me $40 and a go over by the GMan. Yay "G" ..... anyway here is a shot using Kodak BW C41 400 ISO f16 at 250 processed and onto CD at the lab.

dmr
10-17-2005, 20:55
You guys are probably sick of my Las Vegas night shots, but both the Canon GIII and the Mamiya SD are super for these and I'm addicted to taking them. :) These were taken last Saturday with the QL17 GIII. Cost of camera: $40-something, including light seal kit. Experience gained repairing it: Priceless!

Ralf
10-18-2005, 02:03
I went to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia two weeks ago with only an Oly RD and some SFX. The camera itself is gorgeous and cheap. I think it's my new favorite except that my fingers are a bit big for focussing. Taken behind the Arkaba woolshed for those that may know the area.

rami
10-18-2005, 03:13
http://www.rami.pl/fota.php?id=47&ss=0&gal=3 - this one is from 50$ minox (scale focusing, without RF to be exact)

http://www.rami.pl/fota.php?id=60&ss=0&gal=3 - this from 80$ Olympus XA (I believe - smallest full frame RF)

bmattock
10-18-2005, 03:43
Taken with and review of Minolta Hi-Matic 9

http://www.cameramentor.com/minolta_hi-matic_9/

Taken with Yashica GSN:

http://www.growlery.com/kenosha/

Nikon Bob
10-18-2005, 04:21
How about a $5 Minolta Hi Matic E.

Kin Lau
10-18-2005, 04:25
Some shots taken with my Canonet QL17, that was bought for US $40.00, from the first roll through it (Kodak C41 B&W 400).

Nice shots... that's Richmond Green at Elgin Mills and Bayview right.

learner
10-18-2005, 04:47
taken with yashica MG1 on xp2

kbg32
10-18-2005, 05:23
Olympus XA4 and Polaroid Polachrome.

simonankor
10-18-2005, 06:08
Taken behind the Arkaba woolshed for those that may know the area.


Very nice... I haven't been up to the Flinders for ages! I should hire, borrow or steal a car, throw my bike in the back and head on up there. Which I would be able to do if it weren't for the constant GAS. :bang:

Damn Rolleiflex, Nikon, Canon and Raleigh (yes, the last one is a bike) :bang:

SalmanA
10-18-2005, 06:51
Nice shots... that's Richmond Green at Elgin Mills and Bayview right.

Thanks Kin! Those shots were indeed taken at the Richmond Green park in Richmond Hill - it's one of my standard 'testbeds" for new gear acquisitions.

Cheers,

DougK
10-18-2005, 07:02
I don't want to double-post the images, but if you look in my RFF gallery here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3557) and here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=5343) you can see some shots taken with my $30 Konica C35 Automatic (thanks again, Joe).

vladhed
10-18-2005, 08:03
While I'd love a Leica, I can't justify the expense given the price of these ones:

Olympus Trip 35 (5$) - great kids camera - completely automatic

Zorki 4 with Jupiter 8 (25$) and Jupiter 12 (50$) - favorite street shooter

Canonet QL-17 (15$) - nice 40mm lens, unique perspective and auto capability

jan normandale
10-18-2005, 08:14
Editorial comment here;

it is amazing, some people have acquired these cameras for less than lunch for two at the local burger joint!

xcapekey
10-18-2005, 08:14
in one of the lustrum press books ( i believe it was either contact theory or darkroom 1), duane michaels talks about his double exposure techniques...the camera he used? the venerable (if you can call it that) argus brick!

GeneW
10-18-2005, 08:19
Here's one from my old XA ... waiting for my friends to arrive for a Friday pub lunch

Gene

rbiemer
10-18-2005, 08:57
Here's one from my Canonet G-III(since gone to an RFF member in Portugal).
Might have to get another.
Rob

thmk
10-18-2005, 09:03
Yashica Electro 35 CC on AGFA Scala. Shot in Basle, Switzerland.

Cheers
Thomas-Michael

pedro.m.reis
10-18-2005, 09:09
Here's one from my Canonet G-III(since gone to an RFF member in Portugal).
Might have to get another.
Rob

Who (besides me) is from Portugal?
Please PM me :)

This are from my Yashica Lynx 14, broken meter, lens with havy cleaning marks, got it from my father ... dont know how much is worth but not much :)

dany_nyc
10-18-2005, 11:27
Here's a pic from my first roll from the Canonet 28 I just bought from Greyhoundman. I already love this camera and I'm going to take it everywhere with me. My scanner isn't the greatest but here goes:

TPPhotog
10-18-2005, 11:40
These were shot with a Canonet QL17 GIII ... another G'man camera ;) HP5+ rated at 200 in ID-11 1+3 ... the film and soup makes a difference after all :D

Kin Lau
10-18-2005, 12:38
We could start a new thread on Gman cameras... hey Joe, there's an idea for a monthly project. Or maybe just "cameras from other RFF'ers".

TPPhotog
10-18-2005, 12:43
It's definitely good to see a G'man hall of fame LOL

Kragmeister
10-18-2005, 13:23
My favorite is a 1964 vintage Kiev 4A that I got for about $25 + shipping from Ukraine. I usually use it with a Jupiter-12 ($45 from Estonia).

Here is a shot with a Helios 103, a Planar type 53mm f1.8 in Contax mount that I got for $20 from a dealer in Czech-land <g>.

Shot hand held at 1/8 sec. at f1.8 with Kodak BWC400.

cp_ste.croix
10-18-2005, 13:27
All my shots were taken with entry level cameras and they are all G'man specials too...

I don't know about 'quality' with regards to my shots, but these are some i like...the first is the GSN and the second is the Canonet

Kragmeister
10-18-2005, 13:31
Here is one with the Kiev 4A and a Jupiter 12 35mm f2.8. This shot was done on a tripod at f5.6 at about 1 second on Kodak BWC400.

Beniliam
10-18-2005, 14:12
I love the canonet QL III.

Here some photos with the camera.

Can create adition

:cool:

vrgard
10-18-2005, 14:48
Here's a shot taken recently with a 1962 Kiev 4A and Helios 103 lens using Kodak C41 B&W 400CN film. It's the dashboard of a 1949 Caddy in glorious black and chrome. The passenger was never in any doubt about the time! :)

Beniliam
10-18-2005, 15:17
Welcome Vrgard!!

Really outstanding sharpness the Helios!


:)

cp_ste.croix
10-18-2005, 15:40
Beniliam, that second shot is awesome!

vrgard
10-18-2005, 15:43
Thanks for the welcome, Beniliam, particularly since that was my first post (been lurking for a while now).

Yeah, I really like the look of shots I get with that Kiev/Helios combination. Sorta soft and sharp at the same time, if that makes any sense.

Since you liked the first one, here's a couple more shot with the same setup on the same day at a local fall festival that had a small car show and kiddie crafts area as well. Hope you like them!

Beniliam
10-18-2005, 15:47
Thanks Chris for your comment!

Woow Vrgard the first photo is really nice. The focus is crisp, the bokeh is like cream. What a great combo!

Trius
10-18-2005, 16:16
Fed 5 + I-61l/d, about CDN$40- after shipping. 1st 2 shots were in Prince Edward County east of Toronto.

3rd shot from my CDN$40 Oly 35SP, also in my RFF Canada gallery.
Kin: Very nice! Where exactly is the second shot? Is it on the Black River, or some other waterway? I've paddled some of the Black, but don't recall that barn.

Trius

Kin Lau
10-18-2005, 19:17
Kin: Very nice! Where exactly is the second shot? Is it on the Black River, or some other waterway? I've paddled some of the Black, but don't recall that barn.

Trius

I'm not sure what it's called, but it's a very small waterway and gets very shallow under the bridge I was standing on, so it would be really hard to paddle up that creek :)

The streetname's easy though... "Gommorah St". "Sodom" wasn't anywhere nearby either.

vrgard
10-18-2005, 21:56
Thank you very much Beniliam for your comments. Yeah, I have to say that I am very happy with that Caddy dashboard shot. Particularly since I'm still learning the Sunny 16 rule and spent that entire day guestimating my shots.

As for the Canonet, it takes great shots, has built in metering, and I don't have to worry about it since it's not an expensive camera that's fairly easily replaced if lost or damaged. Here's a few shots taken with it recently.

Kragmeister
10-19-2005, 02:41
Here are a couple of shots taken with a Zorki 10 that I picked up for $10 USD from a seller in the USA. The selenium meter powered AE system works well, but the shutter release is so mushy that shake is an issue at any speed <g>. This is my favorite snapshot camera.

pedro.m.reis
10-19-2005, 02:50
Love that photos TPPhotog!!
I have a pack of ID-11 laying around ... never tested it. Enough for 1 Liter.
Could you post a link to a good site where i can find information on how do the mixing and use ID-11?
Is one shot developer right?

These were shot with a Canonet QL17 GIII ... another G'man camera ;) HP5+ rated at 200 in ID-11 1+3 ... the film and soup makes a difference after all :D

TPPhotog
10-19-2005, 03:07
Thank you kindly Pedro :)

The mixing instructions are on the inside of the cardboard box that the ID-11 comes in.

The actual data sheet can be found on this page at Ilford (http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/bw.html).

I make up and store the stock solution as per the instructions and only dilute the amount I need to fill my tank to 1+3 when I'm going to develop the film.

I prefer to use ID-11 as a one shot to ensure consistence.

Times do vary depending on the look of the negative you like and also the the way you agitate / invert the tank. My method is invert for the first 60 seconds and then 3 inversions every 60 seconds.

pedro.m.reis
10-19-2005, 04:07
Thanks Tony.
I'll give it a try this weekend if i can manage to have the time :)

vladhed
10-19-2005, 08:14
chris (strike eating my camera funds :mad: )

Ah yes, been hearing all about that over here in Eastern Canada. Look at the bright side, you've got lots of time to shoot now!

cp_ste.croix
10-19-2005, 08:37
Ah yes, been hearing all about that over here in Eastern Canada. Look at the bright side, you've got lots of time to shoot now!


If only it weren't raining all the time! I try and stay positive, and fill my days with this fourm :)

jan normandale
10-19-2005, 10:44
Chris, I hear it's something like 5 years that the teachers have gone without a contract , is that right? If it is I can understand frustration building.

Jan

cp_ste.croix
10-19-2005, 10:56
5 years without a negotiated contract...but really, it is the lack of funding for all areas of public education (including salaries) which has really got our goat...as a substitute teacher, I technically live below the poverty line, it's like being a student only with loans to repay :(

not to derail this thread and turn it political though...

reagan
10-20-2005, 14:57
Flea Market Minolta 7s. Haven't splurged for a battery yet, so I sunny16 guesstimated for about a half-roll to see if it was going to fly. It is.

jan normandale
10-20-2005, 15:26
Nice optics on that Minolta ; how about the film you used and did you adjust the image in PS to get the sepia tone?

reagan
10-20-2005, 20:38
"...how about the film you used and did you adjust the image in PS to get the sepia tone?"
Oh yeah, but only the tone and downsized it to 640 for the thread; no crop or sharpening. I used Kodak B&W 400, purchased and processed @ Wal-mart (my go-to processor for test runs.) Then adjusted to sepia. Here's a crop of the sign. Not bad for under $20. Man, just think how much better all the photos on this thread would be if we'd paid, say... $500 for these cameras!! :eek:

(P.S. That's a joke.)

jan normandale
10-20-2005, 20:49
I got it, the joke that is. Problem is there may be some here who are not laughing ... ;-)

RJBender
10-26-2005, 01:28
Thanks for starting this thread, Jan. ;)

Here's another one from the mind of Minolta. Metered with a Gossen Sixtino. Kodak Gold 200. I got the 7S a week ago at a swap meet. I might be using it more than my Kiev because I can sync it at 1/500 sec. :D

My Orion Bluebook says it listed for $150 in 1971. In today's dollars that would be $717 !!! :p WOW!!!
http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/pol_sci/fac/sahr/cv2005.pdf

CVBLZ4, the 7S needs a PX-625 merc. Are you in the Land of Lincoln, too?

R.J.

P.S. Jan, thanks for your kind comments in my gallery. I'd like to trade a few of my 8x10s of St. Louis for some of your Toronto photos. PM for details. Thanks!

Byuphoto
10-26-2005, 13:54
Took these all with my G III. $40 off Ebad
Fuji Reala for the sunrise and Fuji Neopan 400 for the B&W
Didn't realize the pelican photo had a scratch till I posted

Scarpia
10-27-2005, 18:48
Took this with an Agfa Silette 1 bought new in Munich for approximately $12.00 in 1962. Picture was taken ca 1964 in Stockholm. Lens is an Agnar f 2.8 45 mm. I still have the camera and it still works.
Kurt M.

RJBender
10-28-2005, 21:47
:confused: The images uploaded a few days ago are gone.

R.J.

jan normandale
01-01-2006, 13:33
How many making submissions to RFF The Book # 2 have used cameras costing less than $100? I would be intested. I have submitted my two shots for the upcoming book project. Neither were taken with an expensive camera. Both cameras (a Canonet GIII QL17 and Yashica Elecro 35 GSN) cost less than 50$ (used)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=17587

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=20951&nocache=1

peter_n
01-01-2006, 19:01
Well I used both sides of the coin with this one. One of my shots was with a Canonet QL17 and the other one was with a Leica M7 & M-Hexanon 28mm lens.

jonasv
02-23-2006, 01:35
This may be a pretty old thread but I thought I'd post a picture. I don't think I've posted any photos on RFF before (bar those from the RFF meet) so I figured it was about time.

Photo is from my first roll I ever shot with a rangefinder - thinking of it, that was my first roll of film as well. Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, my father bought it when he was young.

dazedgonebye
02-23-2006, 07:16
This may be a pretty old thread but I thought I'd post a picture. I don't think I've posted any photos on RFF before (bar those from the RFF meet) so I figured it was about time.

Photo is from my first roll I ever shot with a rangefinder - thinking of it, that was my first roll of film as well. Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, my father bought it when he was young.
Nice atmosphere here. Including the person gives much needed scale.

So funny to see people discovering film for the first time (except that it makes me feel quite old) as I am discovering film again, after a long absence.

dmr
02-23-2006, 07:32
How many making submissions to RFF The Book # 2 have used cameras costing less than $100? I would be intested.

Both of my submissions used cameras I paid less than $100 for, although when you translate 1970 dollars to 2006 dollars for the first one, the equivalent value in 2006 dollars is probably well over $100.

GeneW
02-23-2006, 08:52
Both my entries for Book 2 were from an inexpensive Olympus XA. I tend to carry a fixed-lens RF with me wherever I go so they tend to get more of the 'opportunity' shots than my Leicas do. And the lens quality on these faithful cameras is 'good enough'. I love 'em.

Gene