[rollei_list] Re: Kodak Portra 400 120 and Pro Image 100 35mm

  • From: Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:21:24 -0400

Hi Nancy -

For focusing, I'd suggest you try placing a cheap Carson or Kalt loop
on the ground glass.

I'd also suggest a nice bright screen... more light helps.

Eric Goldstein

On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM, `Richard Knoppow
<dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I had tri-focals but not progressives in the past. They were helpful
for my work (TV engineer) but were not very satisfactory for driving and I
sometimes fell over my feet. Modern ones are perhaps better or maybe its
just me.

On 7/25/2015 2:28 PM, rocketmanpm . wrote:

Those progressives should resolve the close distance just fine at the bottom
of your eyeglass. Besides, it's right where you would want it, since the
camera is held near the body anyway. Are you saying you still have problems
reading aperture/time wheels or are you just new to your eyeglasses?

On 25 July 2015 at 14:09, Nancy Kennedy <njkennedy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Carlos, I just wanted to acknowledge how much I enjoy your posts, which
are consistently informative. I just read your latest missive out loud to
my husband (he owns a Lumix so he doesn't subscribe) and showed him your
latest posts. I feel as if I have a friend in Argentina! Thank you again.

For the group: I have an issue with my newly purchased Rolleiflex Xenotar
3.5F - my eyes. I'm 60 and use eyeglasses. It's been years since I used
any camera due to my eyesight. No matter what I'm doing, time of day or
lighting, I have trouble manually focusing and reading the small letters on
the dials. I just bought new glasses (progressive trifocals with
adjustments for astigmatism), but they did not help much. Does anyone else
have this problem? Should I give up hopes of ever being successful with a


From: "CarlosMFreaza" <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "rollei list" <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2015 9:03:13 AM
Subject: [rollei_list] Kodak Portra 400 120 and Pro Image 100 35mm

Two days ago I crossed the international bridge and visited the city
across the river, Encarnación, Republic of Paraguay. It was a long time
since I visited the city, at least 15 years, despite the proximity; you can
see it through a tele lens or binoculars anyway. Photography was a very
secondary item to go there this time, but I had my Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar
with a Kodak Portra 400 and I took some photographs, these are two of them:



I sent my Pentax P30t for its first CLA two years ago and I had not tried
it yet. I bought the Pentax brand new 20 years ago and the last time I used
it before the CLA, you needed to advance two or three frames to cock the
shutter sometimes. Last Sunday, a sunny day among a bad climate along three
weeks, we went to an amusement park according my youngest daughter wishes
and I took images with the camera and Kodak Pro Image ISO 100 film. They
were taken using the automatic mode for the exposure (focusing is manual); I
wanted to try the automatic mode to check its working; this mode looks
almost prehistorical in comparison with modern digital cameras like my Lumix
LX7 with HDR and the like, but it works fine:





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