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    Portraits of Your Gear

    Post them here.

    I'll start:

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    What a beautiful camera...brings back great memories.

    I had three 500 series cameras over some 20 years and loved the format and the images...they also do well with the 16 MP MFDB backs.

    Scanned 120

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/album....pictureid=1527

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/album....pictureid=1528

    Sorry that this is not a portait of my present gear....your photo just brought back some great memories.

    I know you will enjoy it!

    Bob

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    It handles portaits of people well also.

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/album....pictureid=1531

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/album....pictureid=1532

    She is 29 now....a classic camera.

    Bob

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    All of it? Ok, here's one for a start:

    We don't get wiser as we get older. It's a myth.
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    Re: Portraits of Your Gear



    nice thread starting shots!

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    I make it a note not the publicly post pictures of my gear...

    Not a year ago, on another photo forum, someone posted a nice gear shot... not a week after someone broke into his apartment and stole the gear.

    Coincidence? IDK... but i prefer being cautious... and it's not the only story like that...

    Anyways, that Alpha is awfully smexy

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    Totally a coincidence, to my mind. To show my confidence:



    (nobody wants an old film camera, anyway...)

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    More confidence:


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    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    Totally a coincidence, to my mind. To show my confidence:

    (nobody wants an old film camera, anyway...)
    Lovely, isn't it?
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    Re: Portraits of Your Gear

    One of many......guess I'm a gear head too!


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    Re: Portraits of Your Gear

    One of my HASSELBLAD beauties from my collection . I got the view finder from e*ay for a ridiculous low price .
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    This is the first HASSELBLAD wide angle camera . The SWA from 1954 in fully working order . I have attached the CFV-16 back to it and it works .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lovely, isn't it?
    It is: to look at, and in use. I'm not sure what makes it such a pretty camera (to my eye, and yours). I suppose it's the finish and textures and proportions of the dials + the bright paint used for the controls?

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    Two of my "pretties"

    Rolleiflex 2.8F



    Shen Hao TFC 69-A

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    It is: to look at, and in use. I'm not sure what makes it such a pretty camera (to my eye, and yours). I suppose it's the finish and textures and proportions of the dials + the bright paint used for the controls?
    Yes , true .

    Of course , we all have a different taste for design and form of a product .
    For me , the LEICA M-series cameras definately belong to the most beautiful 35mm cameras ever built . I was warned to start collecting LEICAs . Now , I know why .
    The other brand , not as old and traditional as LEICA , is HASSELBLAD . The V-System . Beautiful as well . IMHO .

    What other beauties do we have ? ? ?
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    Mmmmmm

    The ROLLEIFLEX waters my mouth . That was my first camera to start into MF many years ago . Unfortunately , I sold it , which was wrong .
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    Ah man gear candy a gear sluts best dream every night. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Portraits of Your Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    One of many......guess I'm a gear head too!



    Here we have Gary's (nuclear) Alaska defence weapon . Looks as never used (mint) , pointing from NorthWest to SouthEast . Intentionally ? ? ?
    Here my defence weapon . It is to turn away those who want to steel Bavarian Bear .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
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    For me , the LEICA M-series cameras definately belong to the most beautiful 35mm cameras ever built . I was warned to start collecting LEICAs . Now , I know why .

    ...

    Agree with M camera beauty. Notice my M immediately followed my Contax in this thread . I had just shot the Contax in the snow and cold, so it was top in my mind at the moment.

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    Here my defence weapon . It is to turn away those who want to steel Bavarian Bear .

    Very intimidating. Looks like something you'd put on your shoulder and have someone else load. Does it have a kick when "fired'?

    (I'm envious -- I want a Hassy)

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    Presenting... the BazookaCam!!!

    Wow. That thing looks badass.

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    Something about this gets me more charged up than even the latest and greatest digital stuff. No battery! Great knobs! Love my Rollei!


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    Re: Portraits of Your Gear

    Lots of truly fine camera gear here! I'm suddenly feeling an overwhelming desire for a Rollei TLR and a classic Leica rangefinder.

    I love the photos of your Hasselbalds Jurgen, both the SWA and the 201F....is that is a 250 or 350 SA mounted on it? I think I'll have to get a photo of my 553ELX with the CF350 posted here soon!

    Keep 'em coming folks.....I love seeing all this beautiful equipment.

    Gary

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    This thread definitely is XXX rated camera porn. I love it.

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    Gary

    It is the CZ TELE-TESSAR FE4/250 T* . I do not have any SA lens . Too expensive . True .
    Mmmm a ROLLEI TLR 2,8 would be wonderful , but I restrict my collection to only one brand and that is HASSELBLAD .
    But that does not mean , that I do not love cameras of other brands . You just can't have everything .

    Monza

    Please give more details of that LEICA beauty . Type and age would be nice .

    Here comes the beauty of the week . An absolute unique camera .
    My VINTAGE QUEEN .

    It is a HASSELBLAD "1600F" built in 1951 . The camera you see was sold as is , body , lens and magazine , to a swedish dealer , who sold it to a photographer in Goeteborg . I am the second owner of this beauty .
    The lens is an EKTAR and has a metric distance scale . Most EKTARs had a scale in feet , as they were for the american market .
    The camera is fully serviced and works properly . I shot some rolls of film with her last year . Her ? ? ? . A camera is a female here in Germany .





    And here is an excerpt of the HASSELBLAD ledger books .
    The camera you see above is the one in row three .



    I hope , you like what you see .

    Some more xxx rated . . . . . . . .
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    A little lens porn:



    Is it just me, or does the 17mm TS-E look like the love child of Darth Vader and R2D2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Please give more details of that LEICA beauty . Type and age would be nice.
    It's a Leica If from 1956, with a 50mm SBOOI brightline lifesize viewfinder and a 50/3.5 Collapsible Elmar.

    The If is essentially a IIIf without slow speeds or a viewfinder/rangefinder, which makes it a IIf without a viewfinder/rangefinder...if that makes sense...

    It normally sports a 28mm Color Skopar and a 28/35 minifinder, scale focused.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    A little lens porn:
    Is it just me, or does the 17mm TS-E look like the love child of Darth Vader and R2D2?
    Nice image . I call it the drunken Canon siblings .
    Have you actually already taken images with these "guys" ? ? ?

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    It's a Leica If from 1956, with a 50mm SBOOI brightline lifesize viewfinder and a 50/3.5 Collapsible Elmar.

    The If is essentially a IIIf without slow speeds or a viewfinder/rangefinder, which makes it a IIf without a viewfinder/rangefinder...if that makes sense...

    It normally sports a 28mm Color Skopar and a 28/35 minifinder, scale focused.


    Thank you monza .
    I think , it is always interesting to know something about the history of the VINTAGE gear .
    A very nice P&S 35mm camera , more than 50 years old .
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    A little lens porn:



    Is it just me, or does the 17mm TS-E look like the love child of Darth Vader and R2D2?
    I think it's a rotund Robby the Robot dressed in a black outfit ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    It's a Leica If from 1956, with a 50mm SBOOI brightline lifesize viewfinder and a 50/3.5 Collapsible Elmar.

    The If is essentially a IIIf without slow speeds or a viewfinder/rangefinder, which makes it a IIf without a viewfinder/rangefinder...if that makes sense...

    It normally sports a 28mm Color Skopar and a 28/35 minifinder, scale focused.

    Darn pretty camera. My IIc and IIf were kinda beat up when I bought them in 1969, never looked like that while I had them. The Elmar 5.0cm f/3.5 and 3.5cm f/3.5 lenses were very nice too.

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    More Contax porn:





    (playing around with the Leica V-LUX 1 I just received from 'leicadoc')

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    And ... my beloved Fuji GW690III



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    And some of my M2 (at some point this gets ridiculous, eh?):




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    Mike

    Your M2 is a beauty . Nice to see CZ glass and a Voigtländer view finder attched . I have a Konica Hexar RF (Leica equivalent) but no image .

    I also own the FUJI GW690III . So I will not post an image .
    I like that camera , but the rangefinder is a bit weak .

    This is a great thread . Forum members , please post more of your "beauty" portraits .
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    My Barnack is a iiig. I bought it here on the forum and sent it for a CLA and a new red "coat". It is vintage 1956/early 1957. The iiig came out after the introduction of the M3 and is the last of the Barnacks. The iiig incorporated some of the inovations from the new M line, but is LTM mount. It has a rangefinder window (very nice patch) and a framing window. It has both 50 and 90mm framelines. I have a 1946 35 f/3.5 Elmar on it and an SBLOO viewfinder.

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    Re: Portraits of Your Gear

    There is some beautiful gear being shown here. I'd like one of each.

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    My new setup


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    28/2.8 is a fantastic lens, I love how close it focuses. The above shot of the 100/2 was done with the 28...

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    Contax ST


    contax.jpg by restoration35, on Flickr
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    Contax ST


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    Gorgeous!

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    Gorgeous!
    +1 Very strong family resemblance between the Contax cameras. I really love where the exposure compensation knob sits. It's just right.

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    Have to add my M8, I suppose:


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    Want.

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    Mike

    Your M2 is a beauty . Nice to see CZ glass and a Voigtländer view finder attched . I have a Konica Hexar RF (Leica equivalent) but no image .

    I also own the FUJI GW690III . So I will not post an image .
    I like that camera , but the rangefinder is a bit weak .

    This is a great thread . Forum members , please post more of your "beauty" portraits .

    Thanks. I got lucky with my M2. Purchased in the local camera shop. It's a user, but very nice. I'm a big Zeiss fan (which further explains the Contax ).

    I don't mind my Fuji's viewfinder. I guess the RF "dot" is a little weak, but the VF is so huge, and easy to use with glasses.

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    Was doing a still-life shot today and shot a pic of the latest addition to my gear.


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    An other vintage MF camera , not as old as the beautiful ROLLEICORD , but from the 1950 s . A very good foldable 6x6 , fully functional .
    I have shot two rolls of EKTAR 100 with that beauty last year .
    The range finder is a ZEISS IKON .

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    My 1965 M3 ...


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    It should be forbidden to post images with such wonderful LEICAs .
    The M series beauties are just great .
    But these images stimulate toooooo much desire .
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