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Old 11-01-2017   #41
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Old 11-01-2017   #42
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Nice! Looks like you have the ReraPan "dialed-in"

I've got 3 different emulsions to process: ReraPan, Ilford HP5, and Kodak Gold 200
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Kodak Gold! That's gotta be expired.... Can't wait to see it!
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Yep--- 1998 film - fingers crossed
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First snow of the season, and I'm out with the Baby Rolleiflex...

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Nice - old cars attract my lens every time!
I should have more results in the next few days...

Hey, I was remembering a visit to Central Camera on Wabash many years ago. What a great store
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Hey, I was remembering a visit to Central Camera on Wabash many years ago. What a great store
Surprisingly, I've never been there. I should go soon! Even if its just to shoot their famous sign...
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I had some focus issues with the previous roll, so I have been making extra care to focus correctly ever since. I do better using the focus magnifier without my reading glasses.

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The ground glass and magnifier are not quite as easy to use with the Baby as with the 6x6 cameras...
One of my few minor complaints.
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Three different types of 127 film scans to share! First, some ReraPan 100:







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Next up, how about some Ilford HP5 @ 400 -









Mmmm...Smooth Tones
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Next up, some 20 year old Kodak Gold 200 -









Last shot was well past sunset... shot at 100 iso f3.5 1/30
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A few weeks ago I saw a gray Rolleiflex at an estate sale in pristine condition, boxed and with a sales receipt from Frankfurt airport. One owner and it looked like it has never been used. I didn't buy it because I didn't know whether $1,200.- a good deal or not.
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Mine came with the box, strap, registration cards, instructions, etc.
Used lightly - from the original owner's daughter for $250

Online prices are sort of all over the place but $1200 seems WAY too high even for the best one around.

Now, check the prices on the BLACK Rolleiflex 4X4 cameras
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Hey, neat new pics! Even the expired film looks good on my monitor. Your Baby is a keeper!

Yeah, I think $1200 is too steep too, although the one he saw sounds like a real nice example. But they're readily available without the box and goodies for a lot less.

I am going to tackle slicing 120 film down to 127 size. I tried a cigar cutter.... With so-so results. I could never tell when I'd cut far enough. And then I found the blade tended to "drift" and make the roll get wider and wider as the blade cut deeper. I need to give this some more thought. I think something similar to a miter box with single-edge razor blades might work.
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Hi Brett-
The Rolleicord V that I got was literally free when I bought the baby!
The shutter/shutter release is jammed. I made it worse messing around with it trying to get it to fire- it's now stuck in self-timer mode. Also, the advance is crunchy and working odd... camera smells musty like mildew.

BUT the glass is nice and clear and overall condition is good. Ground glass is pretty dim. Seems like a good one would be a fun camera to shoot but this one needs repair.
Sounds like the shutter itself may be stuck. Won't advance because it's not released, and won't release because it's stuck. Cockiing/release lever will be locked up as a result.

I don't know how proficient you are in camera repair but if you have some experience I can walk you through dismantling and re-assembling the front to get to the shutter and so on. The V is a lovely model, probably my favourite Cord.
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Three different types of 127 film scans to share! First, some ReraPan 100:







Baby Rolleiflex but not baby performance. These are sharp!
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Thanks! Even hand-held, this camera produces nice detail...Super Slide scan size means 120 quality at 35mm prices (well, it's like 80% more area than a 35mm neg).

BTW - I sold the Rolleicord on to another fan - I expect it will be repaired in short order!
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A quickie just to finish the roll. Those ducks sure move quick when you're trying to frame them in the Rolleiflex viewfinder!

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Waterline looks high in that picture! I'm about to load more Kodak Gold in mine...
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Here's me this last September with the Rollei and the Yashica in my natural habitat: shooting a car show


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Ha ha you are braver than I am! With my luck, that strap would break and the camera would bounce off the fender of that Dodge.

I bought some Kodak Verichrome Pan film... Expired in 1982! The best part is it's only half the price of Rera Pan.
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Ha ha you are braver than I am! With my luck, that strap would break and the camera would bounce off the fender of that Dodge.

I bought some Kodak Verichrome Pan film... Expired in 1982! The best part is it's only half the price of Rera Pan.

The strap does scare me a bit - it's the original but I don't see any cracks- it's a little dry, though...

I wish I had extra lug/attachments to put a modern/new replacement on there. I'd hate to cut the originals...

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More film arrived today!

Three of the Kodak Gold rolls are early 90's - the rest are mid-90's

The Ektachrome may be TOO old - 1982

The new stuff is the ReraPan, the ReraChrome (seems to be discontinued now), and the HP5 are all fresh emulsions...
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^^ The ONLY camera I ever had drop to the ground was my YashicaMat with the original strap,( that looked OK ) . Don't have me say I told you so Peter
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^^ The ONLY camera I ever had drop to the ground was my YashicaMat with the original strap,( that looked OK ) . Don't have me say I told you so Peter

I'm with you guys!

I took the original strap OFF this evening and will figure out a replacement. Not gonna shoot all that film on a 50 year old strap
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This thread staying up (and the motherload of 127, what a score!) is making me want to finish the service on my gray Baby Rollei and get that back into use.

Such great little rigs.

Very good decision to move the strap to shelf duty. I have an original gray leather strap for my Rollei and it still looks great but it's not ever getting mounted to the camera while it's in my possession.
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This thread staying up (and the motherload of 127, what a score!) is making me want to finish the service on my gray Baby Rollei and get that back into use.

Such great little rigs.

Very good decision to move the strap to shelf duty. I have an original gray leather strap for my Rollei and it still looks great but it's not ever getting mounted to the camera while it's in my possession.

Do it!
Absolutely love mine
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New pics. This is on Ilford Delta 100 which I sliced down to 127 size. Note the fuzz on the first photo. Several shots had this... Its not fuzz on the negative (which would show up as white); I am certain its fuzz on the film during the exposure. Perhaps its residue from cutting the paper?




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I still get weird, occasional focus issues with my Baby Rollei. Note the soft areas in this photo, and the sharp areas. I would suspect the film might be too wide and has buckled within the film rails, but this has happened before with regular factory-made 127. In fact, I think there is a more generous tolerance for differing film widths within the camera, than there is in my Nikor 127 processing reel. Too wide bunches up the film where the spirals are attached, while too narrow and the film falls off the spirals. The + and - tolerance is very small.

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I've only had the central, out of focus area on my first roll through the camera. Didn't I read somewhere that film flatness/curl is the issue?
These 127s are sensitive - the Rollei is amazing with its auto loading!

Really like that gas pump picture The cut film looks good. Are you going to make a bigger batch for your reserves?
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Are you going to make a bigger batch for your reserves?
That's the goal. Not only is it cheaper than using the Rera Pan film, I want to standardize on one film, perhaps even developing more than one roll at a time. One 127 + one 35mm or 120 in the same tank. Plus, I like the Ilford negatives better. The Rera Pan negatives always looked over-developed to me, and at $12 a roll I didn't care to do much experimenting to see how much I needed to dial back the development time.
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Ilford Delta 100:

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Kodak Gold









Ilford HP5







More processing and editing to do ! These are raw scans.
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Very nice! Color is so tempting sometimes...

My local shop has a C-41 machine and they do very good work. I should ask if their machine can do 127! Some of the youngsters working there probably have never heard of 127...
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Another look at the old gas pumps...

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More Seattle shots in Kodak Gold 200:













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Grrrr...

Now I just have to get a Baby Rolleiflex, Grey!!!!! Not black, Grey!!!
This is not my New Year's resolution, but I have to have one. Oh, man....

This is a BAD idea... thanks, guys!
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