[rollei_list] Re: Rolleiflex 35mm Cameras

If one is going to put an auxiliary rf on a camera because it lacks one, why
not use a camera with a built in rf instead, it is easier and much more
accurate(and it won't fall off or get in the way etc).

Though it may be argued that the crude guesstimation system works adequately
well on the Rollei 35, the razor sharp, hair splitting precision of a good
rf camera is far more preferable.

Don't get me wrong the 35 may be a good tool for those who like it, a kind
of sledge hammer, but there are times when a fine instrument is needed a
scalpel; to pick out the pimples on a nose for example, this can't be done
on a Rollei 35, its more stop down with large depth of field. 

The 35 does sport a great lens, though the system dictates a certain kind of
photography.

Marvin.

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[mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marc James Small
Sent: 10 November 2009 09:49
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Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Rolleiflex 35mm Cameras

At 08:28 PM 11/9/2009, Eric Goldstein wrote:
 >Elias -
 >
 >I assume from the portion that deals with infinity focus that this
 >comment was intended to deal with the lack of a rangefinder on these
 >cameras. As I previously posted, it is trivial and dirty cheap to add
 >a good aux rangefinder to the access shoe of a 35 and calibrate it to
 >your camera, so this old saw really doesn't hold up...

A valid point, Eric. But I have never felt 
challenged by the lack of a rangefinder on my 
various Rollei 35 cameras and I cannot find an 
out-of-focus shot on the stuff I have at hand to 
check.  I know what 3m is, or 6m.

Marc


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