[rollei_list] Re: question on operating and on screen for Rollei GX and Hood

I ran over the 328 with my car - it is gone ! - I like the 508 too - except 
that it makes an annoying sound when the bacllit display is activated by low 
light - ruben

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter K." <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 2:55 PM
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: question on operating and on screen for Rollei GX 
and Hood


> If you still have the 328 get it repaired. Sekonic and others often
> have fixed prices to repair a meter. I had the 328f but sold it in
> favor of the 508. The 508 is larger but IMO much quicker since you
> have ambient metering that can be changed to refelective readings at
> the touch of a dial since they are built-in. With the 328 you needed
> to replace the dome with a refelective accessory. Slower.
>
> Peter K
>
> On 5/19/05, Ruben <ruben@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Jerry
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>> I had a Sekonic 328 digi flash meter that was really both small and 
>> handy=
> -
>> I had an attachment for spot metering that only made the meter about an 
>> i=
> nch
>> larger and was easy to take of again. Unfortunatly the meter broke af 12
>> years intensive use so now I only have the spot thing. I could not get a 
>> =
> new
>> 328 so I whent for a 508 - wich is a better meter with spot zoom 5-1 dgr.
>> but it is not smal anymore
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jerry Lehrer" <jerryleh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:45 PM
>> Subject: [rollei_list] Re: question on operating and on screen for 
>> Rollei=
> GX
>> and Hood
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>> > Craig,
>> >
>> > There are small meters and there are spot meters, but I know of no
>> > small, spot meters.
>> >
>> > Jerry
>> >
>> > Craig Semetko wrote:
>> >
>> >> Thanks guys, I think you just talked me into getting mine overhauled
>> >> with a new screen and be happy with what I've got. If I want to do
>> >> closer portraits, I'll use my Leica and a longer lens.
>> >>
>> >> BTW, any recommendations on a small spot meter? Small being the
>> >> operative word. Something for when I'm out with the Rollei and nothing
>> >> else?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks again for such great info---Aaron, Jerry and Per.
>> >>
>> >> Craig
>> >>
>> >> On May 19, 2005, at 2:14 PM, Per Einar Forberg wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Craig:
>> >> > As it turns out that your TLR is in beautiful cosmetic condition and
>> >> > works like a clock, I just want to say: Have fun with it!
>> >> >
>> >> > It seems to me that it's obvious that you don't need a new TLR.
>> >> > However: If it had been faulty, I'd seriously consider replasing it
>> >> > rather than paying loads for an overhaul.
>> >> >
>> >> > My needs for new Rolleis often comes from using the cameras
>> >> > over time, and maybe there's a function I miss or similar.
>> >> >
>> >> > If you don't feel that way with your camera, then keep it. Maybe
>> >> > some new need will apear with time, and maybe not.
>> >> > You certainly shouldn't buy a camera for the sake of the camera
>> >> > (I've been lost on that dead end street myself a coupple of times)
>> >> > as such a focus just comes in the way of what's really important:
>> >> > taking pictures.
>> >> >
>> >> > Per Einar
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hey Per, (and everyone else out there in Rollei land)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks for offering your experiences with different Rolleis, and
>> >> >> general price points for a good used one. Very helpful. And thanks 
>> >> >> =
> for
>> >> >> the fond welcome to the list!
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Before I get too ahead of myself, though, I have to ask myself one
>> >> >> more
>> >> >> time: "To 'C' or not to 'C'--that is the question." Yes, if I get
>> >> >> another Rollei it will be a "C." But I have an excellent example of
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> Automat with a 75mm Zeiss Opton Tessar (I mistakenly said "Xenar" 
>> >> >> i=
> n
>> >> >> my
>> >> >> earlier post) that works very well. It does have trouble moving to 
>> >> >> =
> the
>> >> >> 500 shutter speed, and the viewfinder is pretty dark, but the 
>> >> >> pictu=
> res
>> >> >> look excellent. Cosmetically my camera is about a 9 and a half out 
>> >> >> =
> of
>> >> >> 10.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I guess what I'm asking is, is it worth the extra money/hassle to 
>> >> >> f=
> ind
>> >> >> a "C" in good shape? Either way I go, that is, keeping what I have 
>> >> >> =
> or
>> >> >> getting a C, I am sure I will be investing in an overhaul and 
>> >> >> Maxwe=
> ll
>> >> >> screen. I would like the added 5mm  for portraits, but I primarily 
>> >> >> =
> use
>> >> >> Tri-X so I wonder if I'll utilize the 2.8 that often. Basically, 
>> >> >> I'=
> m
>> >> >> wondering what your opinions are on whether I should keep what I 
>> >> >> ha=
> ve
>> >> >> and get it overhauled or move "up" to a C? Is the extra half stop,
>> >> >> added 5mm in focal length, and better Xenotar lens that much
>> >> >> better/useful than the Opton Tessar I have?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Craig
>> >> >
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