[rollei_list] Re: OT Re: Is the RUG still up? 620 film foolery

I have a danger cam too. You might also want to consider a
Kodak duo 620, a good folder with a four element Tessar
type lens and a compure shutter with speeds to 1/500
second.  It is small and easy to carry about. And it makes
16 (actually 17) 6x45 images which is good for travel. 
Very well made from a Nagel design. 

Loading 620 to 120 spools is a matter of habit. After
spending 20 years cutting 35mm film down into 9mm strips
for a Minox in war conditions has left me feeling that
respooling 120 is a simple task that gets easier and easier
the more you do it. 

For awhile i used a Kodak Tourist with the 1/800 second
shutter and four element Anastar lens. Also a good shotter
but lens is still softer than I like. I used a medalist for
a couple of years and I liked its smaller size for a 6x9
image but I still found that the lens, while good, is still
not as good as those on a Rollei and other cameras making a
smaller 6x6 image.   It might be a film flateness issue and
perhaps someone more used to Medalist will know. One thing
though: I have found that 6x9 cameras have grater flatness
problems. 

I am glad that others also find time for their older
cameras. Perhaps i have simply reached that age of
nostalgia where yesterday's cameras seem new again. Yet, i
am always surprised at how good many of these simpler
cameras were/are. 

Recently, I received an Exlim for a present. It is small,
well made but.......you know, the thing doesn't have a
viewfinder????  Please, no explanations are necessary. But
shouldn't a cameras have a viewfinder??????  

Jjerry Friedman


--- Gene Johnson <genej2ster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I use a Reflex II as my "Danger Cam".  I take it with me
> to places
> where I will not take my Rolleiflexes. I've been able to
> open up the
> supply side to accomodate a 120 roll, but I still have to
> use 620
> spools for the take up side.  I have several.  It's not a
> problem.
> The theory here is if I drop it, or a bunch of spray from
> an
> unexpected ocean wave hits it, I won't cry, because it's
> worth maybe
> 25 bucks.  Probably for this very reason, it has never
> failed me.
> Nice and sharp too :)
> 
> On Feb 2, 2008 3:23 PM,  <Choiliefan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I'm certainly not one of the bright lights of the RUG.
> > I even miss Friday's Administrative Announcements...
> > Grabbed a camera bag off the top of the pile as I left
> the house  today.
> > It contains a '47 Kodak Medalist ll loaded with a fresh
> roll of 120  film
> > which I turned down a bit on my shop lathe to
> approximate the length and
> > diameter of a 620 spool.  Will be interesting to see
> how it works  out.
> > I'm not so keen at respooling the stuff and this
> operation shouldn't have
> > damaged the film stock in any way.  Perhaps the edges
> will fog a  bit?
> > Health, Peace
> > Lance
> > Selma, NC 27576
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 2/2/2008 10:52:41 A.M. Eastern
> Standard Time,
> > dlp4777@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> > I got  your message.  Perhaps we are both banished. 
> The lists seem  very
> > quiet for quite awhile now.  I think perhaps a lot of
> the  activity was
> > driven by just a few people who started the 
> conversations and those few
> > people are less active.  Just a  theory.
> > dennis
> > On Feb 1, 2008, at 19:32, Choiliefan@xxxxxxx  wrote:
> >
> > > Not been getting the RUG past week or so.
> > > Have I  been banished or need to re-register or what?
> > > Hope not, I love this  group!
> > > Someone, please write and let me know.
> > > Health,  peace
> > > Lance
> > > Selma, NC  27576
> >
> >
> >
> >
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