[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 01:17:49 +0000 (UTC)

Thank you for your email and your suggestions, Richard. The magnifier does seem
to help. I'm guessing some practice will make this easier. I'm looking forward
to getting to know the new camera better.

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From: "`Richard Knoppow" <dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "rollei list" <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2015 4:36:41 PM
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Kodak Portra 400 120 and Pro Image 100 35mm

Hello Nancy, first I very much agree with you about Carlos's posts and photos.
I am near sighted. As I have become older I have lost all ability to focus but
at the same time the modest astigmatism I had pretty much went away. My eyes
focus at different distances. I used to be able to read without glasses but now
must have a couple of pair of cheap reading glasses around everywhere.
Fortunately, I can still see the finder in a TLR pretty well but often resort
to the magnifier. The magnifiers in the cameras I mostly use are close to being
the correct diopter but is is a bother to have to work it when I am shooting. I
don't know a good solution to this. It is further complicated because I often
wear contact lenses so must use reading glasses or corrector lenses of
different diopters than with naked eyes. I have two corrector lenses for my
Nikon F because of this.
I have thought of getting a monocle but they don't seem to be available. I
don't mind looking like Peter Whimsey if it will help. I am sure we are not the
only Rollei fans with this problem.
You are aware I am sure that the 3.5F is an exceptionally fine camera.

On 7/25/2015 2:09 PM, Nancy Kennedy 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?

----- Original Message -----

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:




Richard Knoppow dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx WB6KBL

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