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

  • From: Nancy Kennedy <njkennedy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei list <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:06:28 +0000 (UTC)

Hi, Rocketmanpm.

I am new to the camera and also new to this set of glasses, although I've used
bifocal reading glasses for years. Yes, i do have problems with focusing the
camera and reading aperture/time wheels.


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From: "rocketmanpm ." <petermattei@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "rollei list" <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2015 4:28:09 PM
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Kodak Portra 400 120 and Pro Image 100 35mm

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 TLR?


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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