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Rolleiflex f/2.8 80mm

I became the owner of a nice Rolleiflex from a friend Barbara B. It was her dad’s camera and it most likely sat unused for over 40 years. I was thrilled to get a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 film and run it through the camera.

This Rolleiflex was most likely produced from 1956-1959. It is a Twin lens Reflex medium format film camera with a Schneider Xenotar 2.8/80mm lens.

This Rolleiflex was produced in Germany around 1929 and quickly became the professional camera to own. It is a Twin lens Reflex medium format film camera and this model (around 1956-1959?) has a Schneider Xenotar 2.8/80mm lens. If you know the actual date and model please drop me a note.

My grand daughter is 4 years old. She only knows digital cameras and the instant gratification of digital images. This video shows her experiencing and trying to comprehend film for the first time. She decides to rename film “luggage” and the camera was an airplane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9O8Ifglwdg

I took the roll of 12 pics and sent it off to Indie film lab. They scanned them and I got high res images returned. All these images are f/2.8 and 1/100 or 1/125 sec.
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Ferrell - October 21, 2014 - 8:13 am

Yes, Margaret she is Riley’s mom, Kara. Thank you, glad you stopped by.

Margaret Martin - October 20, 2014 - 12:15 pm

LOVE these. Riley (and mother?) are beautiful; LOVE the Rolleiflex. Always love your images.

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Long Exposure

Kids playing at the beach always brings a smile to my face. I love how their enthusiasm pours out over the smallest discoveries.

Kids playing at the beach always brings a smile to my face. I love how their enthusiasm pours out over the smallest discoveries.

A long exposure taken with the A7R during late afternoon. I used 2 ND filters (10 stops each) and 302 second shutter. I walked into the scene for part of the exposure so this is a half-selfie.

A long exposure taken with the A7R during late afternoon. I used 2 ND filters (10 stops each) and 302 second shutter. I walked into the scene for part of the exposure so this is a half-selfie.

 

I took this at 7pm with darkness closing in. Someone

The forgotten beach towel.

Margaret Martin - July 7, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Love the half-selfie of course, and yes, the excitement over the smallest of discoveries. Your post brought to mind many memories of our family vacations on the Gulf over the years as “the kids” were growing up: the excitement over discovering baby crabs, flashlights and turtles, the joys of shelling, the post-supper beach walks when the wind changed and the day’s air began to turn into evening expansion. Btw, Thought of y’all as I watched the news of Arthur last week!

Jess Lantz - June 27, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Really like the 302 sec shot your 1/2 a selfie. Gonna have to try this

Thanks,

Jess

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The Art of Letting Go

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Taken with the Sony A7R, FE 35mm F/2.8 at dusk. f/2.8, 1/200sec. ISO1600

maria - September 12, 2014 - 8:15 pm

Found you from your a6000 bouncecard invention on amazon. Checking out your pics. These two are especially pleasing! Nice work and thanks for sharing your invention! Can’t wait to get mine and try it out! (my “manual” in-camera bounce flash pics are always inconsistent). Nice work, all around!

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