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Originally Posted by zhanghagn0529 View Post

Nice small Roliei 35. Focus must be pain.

I have fat fingers, so everything is a pain on that camera. You get used to zone focusing pretty quickly. It's a fun little thing though and certainly better than lugging around the F5.

Chemung Mine, just north of Mono Lake
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I have fat fingers, so everything is a pain on that camera. You get used to zone focusing pretty quickly. It's a fun little thing though and certainly better than lugging around the F5.

Chemung Mine, just north of Mono Lake
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I have always wanted one of those "outdated", 100% mechanical camera's.  I think they are awesome.  Just out of my price range these days but I'll never say never.  I've always wanted one of the old Leica's.  Digital and full auto everything with computer control takes all the fun out of it in my opinion and while digital is all the rage these days as well as being free and easy it has no comparison to good old fashioned film IMO.  And no, I'm not a photographer I just used to really enjoy it as a hobby years ago.  Maybe again some time in the future.

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Mechanical 35mm cameras "out of price range"? You can obtain a Nikon FM for $50. If you just want something to play around with thats the way I'd go rather than dropping thousands of bucks on a Leica system. 

 

Not to mention the real fun with film is not so much the camera itself, but the b&w darkroom process.


Edited by eldude - 6/24/14 at 3:38pm
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I have always wanted one of those "outdated", 100% mechanical camera's.  I think they are awesome.  Just out of my price range these days but I'll never say never.  I've always wanted one of the old Leica's.  Digital and full auto everything with computer control takes all the fun out of it in my opinion and while digital is all the rage these days as well as being free and easy it has no comparison to good old fashioned film IMO.  And no, I'm not a photographer I just used to really enjoy it as a hobby years ago.  Maybe again some time in the future.

I got a Rolleiflex 3.5F. It is really cool.
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I got a Rolleiflex 3.5F. It is really cool.


I wouldn't mind owning an old, fully manual Hasselblad. Even if I never used it.  Just to have it so I could look at it every now and then.  All I need is 10 or 15 grand.:D

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Originally Posted by eldude View Post
 

Mechanical 35mm cameras "out of price range"? You can obtain a Nikon FM for $50. If you just want something to play around with thats the way I'd go rather than dropping thousands of bucks on a Leica system. 

 

Not to mention the real fun with film is not so much the camera itself, but the b&w darkroom process.


Yeah, you're right but I love those Leica's just because of their history.  It was the Leica's I was referring to that are out of my price range and considering what I do for a living I have no time for taking pics.  That is going to change in the very near future though.

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I wouldn't mind owning an old, fully manual Hasselblad. Even if I never used it.  Just to have it so I could look at it every now and then.  All I need is 10 or 15 grand.biggrin.gif

You can actually find an old model hassy set up for around 800-1000 bucks. Not bad at all.

Just bought a mamiya RZ67 set up myself. Medium Format is the way to go.
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i seen a filson satchel the other day in the mall, i forgot the type but it was canvas and leather.  It had a thick leather handle with no stitching, but the leather was smooth / the same top / on both sides.  it seemed like 2 pieces stitched together but with no stitching? is it glued? is that good? am i wrong is it one piece of leather, but then how is it smoothed on both sides?

 

any opinions on American waxed canvas as compared to the British?  i heard the American does not smell as much as the British?

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PS: About the initiative of Chriz D.S., Customer Service at Filson.

I just received an email from Chriz at Filson. This extraordinary individual, whose initials D.S. I guess mean Department Supervisor, has written FedEx, the shipper given the task to transport the package containing the replacement rucksack Chriz and Josh promised me, from Seattle to Europe. There arose a misunderstanding about the delivery address, although Chriz made special efforts. FedEx began sending me from a prestige address in Europe bills and warnings. FedEx may be quite efficient in North America, but in Europe FedEx outsources Asians in India or Pakistan to represent them [them = FedEx] who [the outsourced Asian cheapies] don't understand English and reply like robots, sending replies preformulated for them by FedEx. Presumably, these outsourced cheapies in India get paid by piecework, for the number of emails. They play a metamorphosis of musical chairs - Krishna sends form 0 8 15, then Shiva has his turn, etc., etc. Great fun to make fun of that stupid guy (me), and get paid for every email to the dummy. After weeks of circus, I asked Chriz for help. Chriz acted and solved the matter. Now I have a follow up from Chriz, who apparently wants to be sure FedEx stopped the monkey business. Filson does NOT bullshit. Filson does what Filson says. Bravo, Chriz! Long live Filson in the spirit of Chriz!
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 6/25/14 at 12:07pm
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any opinions on American waxed canvas as compared to the British?  i heard the American does not smell as much as the British?

Mass generalisation alert, but having experience of Barbour (UK and NZ manufacturer) + Filson (US manufacturer) + Dryazabone (Australia) I have to say there is no real difference between the smell of waxed canvas across countries.

The quality and, err smell, of waxed canvas is going to depend on two main things - the quality of the canvas and the quality and type of materials used to impregnate it. This can vary greatly by manufacturer and, hopefully, little between batches for a given manufacturer. Any smell is going to be mainly the waxes or oils used and, by and large, manufacturers generally do not want their products to have a strong odour, so will use products that have been processed to ensure consistent properties.

If you make your own wax for reproofing you could change the smell by using beeswax from bees that have fed on different plants or by using ingredients such as turpentine, pine tar or linseed oil instead of something pretty much odourless like paraffin wax.
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Originally Posted by gkohler View Post

Just bought a mamiya RZ67 set up myself. Medium Format is the way to go.

Nice and quite affordable compared to the Hasselblad kit. I'm trying to avoid going MF as I'd then need another Filson (camera) bag larger than the 232.

For anyone looking at picking up the ancient art of 35mm photography, start out with a simple and cheap camera - OM-1/2N (or similar) + 50mm f1.8 - and learn to develop your own B&W film - Patterson tank + Rodinal/Adonal stand development gets my vote - and use a scanner to digitise the negatives on to your computer. Only then start looking at the expensive pieces of photographic hardware and then remember that the $$ is in the lenses and not the camera bodies.

Oh, and remember that Filson make camera bags now ! smile.gif
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Hate to keep this thread off-topic off, but the investment in a Hasselblad or Rolleiflex is highly recommended, if you are at all comfortable with 35mm film. The real money you will spend is on film, developing/scanning and repairs of the camera. Also these better cameras have a decent resale value, if you take care of them. And of course once you can take medium format portraits of family, you'll be glad you did.

 

On-topic, the Filson briefcase is certainly wide enough to house a Rollei or Leica. Suggest getting a padded Domke insert. You will have lot of empty space for a portfolio of prints :) I haven't used mine for this purpose, but there is plenty of room for a small digital camera. One negative of the white denim model pictured a few pages back is the material isn't very good at dividing the space inside (it drapes down and it's difficult to keep open) and sliding a laptop in is not as smooth as it should be.

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BUMP.......anyone parting ways with their previously loved small FIELD BAG ???
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Originally Posted by bremser View Post

Hate to keep this thread off-topic off, but the investment in a Hasselblad or Rolleiflex is highly recommended, if you are at all comfortable with 35mm film. The real money you will spend is on film, developing/scanning and repairs of the camera. Also these better cameras have a decent resale value, if you take care of them. And of course once you can take medium format portraits of family, you'll be glad you did.

On-topic, the Filson briefcase is certainly wide enough to house a Rollei or Leica. Suggest getting a padded Domke insert. You will have lot of empty space for a portfolio of prints smile.gif I haven't used mine for this purpose, but there is plenty of room for a small digital camera. One negative of the white denim model pictured a few pages back is the material isn't very good at dividing the space inside (it drapes down and it's difficult to keep open) and sliding a laptop in is not as smooth as it should be.

A few amateur shots with my Rolleiflex. They do look like phone shots though. Maybe large prints will be better. https://www.flickr.com/photos/zhanghang19891226

For camera bag, I like Billingham a little more.
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So, is iDoc the only SF member to pick up a Filson x Magnum camera bag ?

What are the thoughts on them ?
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