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miro_o

Member since Jan 2008 • Last active Dec 2018

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    I shot with a III for while and it's standard screen was terrible. If you're going to shoot with one regularly I'd say a screen upgrade is essential.

    I read the mirrors of the pre ww2 cameras deteriorate easily, and that they used glass screens. The one I’m playing with is from ~ 1960. The screen (og plastic) isn’t fresnel (so the corners are dark) but it’s alright to focus. Better than a Hasselblad. The mirror is perfect but the screen has some cleaning scratches that can get distracting if using the loupe.

    I’m finding focusing with my left hand, whilst my shutter finger down by the lens really weird. Otherwise ... I’m quite liking it so far.

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    Rolleicord VB / Portra 400.

    Lovey, nice (slightly muted) colours reminiscent of Portra NC — perhaps due the lens characteristics, wide aperture, post-production, or a bit of all three?

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    buy this

    Ta.

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    I have a Va to shoot over Christmas. I think it has one of the standard screens. I’ll see how I get on.

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    Did you ever experiment with non-standard or bright screens in your Rolleicord?

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    The shot of the girl in the black shirt, columns, chequered tiles. It feels the least slick/most casual and strikes a nice tone. And that location works with the clothes 💯 percent.

    As a set they’re good.

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    Noob alert:

    I seem to have a load of Portra 160 knocking about. I’ve never done pushing of ISO, but would that be something that would make a 160 film potentially a bit more useful?

    I thought it would be useful when I went to Hawaii, but it was rainy and overcast the whole time we were there.

    I just wouldn’t.

    It’s nice film. Put it in a rangefinder with a shorts/fast lens or shoot it on a tripod or just keep it until summer.

    Buy some 400 or something black & white to push.

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    The only little gripe I have about the first gen GW690 is the spool retainer mechanism.

    Sounds awful. Sell it :)

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    Btw I used a gsw690iii years ago and we did some pixel perving.
    It’s really quite a good lens! Better than the 90mm and almost Mamiya 7 good.

    Ideal for printing double page spreads lol.

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