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Old 10-14-2019   #41
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The problem with rangefinders....long lenses are a bitch to use. And by long, 90mm and above.
True. I just got a pre-war Zeiss Jena 135mm f4 Sonnar, and it is unbelievably heavy. I find it too long for most of my shooting, so that is less of an issue for me for most purposes.
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Old 10-16-2019   #42
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Mamiya 7 is close to no sound as possible

I always worry if it's working

The Nikon F6 is the humble elder of the SLR world - snap and a quiet white

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... I can't hear my Retina IIa out of my right ear at all these days, and my left probably isn't far behind.
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Flash sync with focal plane shutter leaves a little to be desired.
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Flash sync with focal plane shutter leaves a little to be desired.
For that purpose Kodak Retina's are good. I have a Reflex IV, but a IIIc/C/ would be better. Leaf shutter SLR with interchangeable lenses.
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Old 11-21-2019   #46
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All the shipboard US Navy photographers mates used Pentax 67s for aerial shots from helicopters since the late 80s. Hanging out a helo door a thousand feet from the water is one of those places where the 67 doesn't sound loud at all...
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I hope they at least gave you a monkey strap. Or maybe when I had to hang out the back of a Chinook, the US Army crew was just more anxious to avoid the ton of paperwork they would have had to generate if I fell out.

I was using a Fujica ST 901 so it was easy compared to that cannonball you were carrying.

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The problem with rangefinders is.....you can take a photograph with the lens cap on.
Some of my best photographs have been made under those same circumstances.

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The problem with rangefinders....long lenses are a bitch to use. And by long, 90mm and above.
Ever try a Pentax SLR 1000mm lens. Fine photo takers but are best used when mounted to a jeep.
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I find the most annoying sounding shutter of all my cameras is the one on my Nikon FM2N.
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I am in total agreement with your comment that the shutter of the Nikon FM2N is annoying. In fact, its loud sound is so annoying to me that I stopped using it when I got my first Leica. I find that I prefer a quiet shutter to a loud one
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> they don't make enough NOISE during the shot to give the photographer a sense of accomplishment.

I've been shooting mostly my fixed lens rangefinders lately, with the leaf shutters built into the lenses.

Yesterday, I took delivery a Nikon FG. Today, I went out and shot a roll with it. After having gotten used the fixed lens rangefinders, this thing felt loud and shakey! It's like: CHUCK-CHUCK! instead of *click*.

No WONDER folks like Pentax 67s so much!


Maybe someone will invent an app for that.
Just press the button on your iphone as you press the shutter button. CLICK. CLACK. CLONK. Whatever sound you select. Jingle Bells maybe
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The problem with rangefinders is.....you can take a photograph with the lens cap on.
Rangefinder lenses rule #1 : lenses hoods always on (plus some good multicoated UV filters if you fear for your lenses front elements eventually).

Rangefinder lenses rule #2 : front lenses caps stored at home, in a drawer, and never put on the lenses.
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The shutter on my Nikkormat ELW sounds so like a guillotine I keep waiting for the plop as the head falls in the basket.
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The shutter on my Nikkormat ELW sounds so like a guillotine I keep waiting for the plop as the head falls in the basket.
And a little Konica Autoreflex C I inherited from my father has a shutter and mirror sound like two quick strokes of a large chef's knife on a sharpening steel!
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