Hi Lance, I figured he must be referring to something other than the SI IV, as it's a 120 only camera in the first place. Regards, Austin -----Original Message----- From: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Choiliefan@xxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 1:38 PM To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [rollei_list] Re: [off-topic] The new Fuji will be sold ... and affordabl... Austin, I believe Ed's referring to his Medalist 620. Health, Peace Lance Selma, NC 27576 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a message dated 10/5/2008 12:17:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, austin.franklin@xxxxxxxxxxx writes: Hi Ed, Why did you have to have it converted to 120? Regards, Austin -----Original Message----- From: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Aghalide@xxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 12:14 PM To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: Richard Knoppow Subject: [rollei_list] Re: [off-topic] The new Fuji will be sold ... and affordable ? I also have an Ikonta IV.It is a pleasure to use. I had the bald mountail guys convert it to 120. Then I had it "serviced". /////////////////////////////////Sharpness was bad, until I discovered that Marty Forscher's /buddy diden't screw the rear elements all the way in. I did it and it then had a wonderfull performer. Ed -------------- Original message from "Richard Knoppow" <dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Robert Meier" > To: > Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 8:07 AM > Subject: [rollei_list] Re: [off-topic] The new Fuji will be > sold ... and affordable ? > > > > I've bought three Super Ikonta IV's in the last few years, > > because I had one as a teenager, my first serious camera, > > and had great results from it (still have the negatives I > > shot then). I have bought three in resent years because > > each one was not sharp. I finally sent one to to > > whats-his-name on Bald Mountain to be alligned, and it > > came back still not critically sharp. The standard I use > > is to make an 8x10 print and look at it with a 4x > > magnifier. Rollei shots are very crisp at that degree of > > enlargement. The Super Ikonta shots are all much less than > > crisp. I gave up on Super Ikontas. > > > Likely you are seeing the effect of the lens being a > front element focusing type. Unless a lens is made fairly > complex moving one element only will upset all the > corrections. Front element focusing lenses are designed to > have reasonable correction through their range but are never > quite right at any distance. On top of that f/2.8 is right > at the limit of speed for a Tessar type and generally such > lenses suffer in comparison to slower versions even when > stopped down. Tessars expected to have very high performance > are usually much slower as, for example, the Kodak > Commercial Ektar (f/6.3) and the Nikon LF lenses at about > f/8. The difficulty in getting acceptable performance near > wide open for an f/2.8 Tessar is probably why Rollei went to > another design for its f/2.8 cameras. > > -- > Richard Knoppow > Los Angeles, CA, USA > dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- New MapQuest Local shows what's happening at your destination. Dining, Movies, Events, News & more. Try it out!