I'm gonna sound super dooshey here but I'll say it anyway. I haven't used my FED or Zorki in ages. I have nicer rangefinder cameras that do the job better. Using the lenses on them isn't a big problem. However be prepared for the possibility of focus being a little off when shooting wide open.
The Russian rangefinder cameras have the tiniest bit different FFD than Leica cameras. There is a reason for this, but I don't want to type it all out
The solution is! Buy the Canon Rangefinder I have for sale
While the three of us are back on this discussion, I'll add that I took the dive and picked up the Bessa R that has been occupying my brain all weekend.
Like I said in one of the other threads we kind of took over, this particular copy was bought new by one of the local DC photo stores years ago but was never sold, so I basically have a brand new in the box Bessa R. Not many people get to say that in 2012
It came with the original box, instruction manual, shoulder strap (still wrapped in plastic), warranty card, and batteries included from the factory! I don't think the batteries are going to work but it'll be worth a shot. Now it's off to ebay for a Jupiter 8 and I'll be on my way.
I do have to say though that this thing does feel pretty delicate. I'm used to banging my metal bodied SLRs and sturdier DSLRs around so it will definitely take a bit of adjustment. But WOW that viewfinder is something else..
Also, since we're all apparently on a RF kick should we tentatively agree to a roll of film a week for the next few weeks? Post top 5 keepers out of the 24/36 from each roll once a week or something? June is going to be 20 straight 12 hour working days for me at my real job so I'll need an extra little push to keep shooting in the limited free time I get.
Though, I have still managed to shoot color film when I'm shooting recreationally. I've also taken it upon myself to create photo albums.
I'm glad you guys are down for this
Let's aim to shoot a roll next week and then post a designated thread on the 5th or 6th of June, if that's cool with everyone?
Also, is everyone cool with keeping this exclusive to rangefinders? I would probably "encourage" using only a RF in the spirit of the idea but wouldn't be pissed if someone joined up with a SLR or MF setup, just as long as it shoots a roll of film.
Leica M3 + Summarit 50mm f/1.5
Developed in D76 stock, and added about 15% developing time, as I want more contrast than my old ass Summarit can give me.
fixed in Kodak Fixer (stock) for 10 minutes.
Played too much with the curves in Lightroom 3.6. I want MORE contrast naturally.
be brave and be kind
im being 100% serious
i really wanna be down
and i havent really used my RF. ive been using my hasselblad and my point and shoots
heres the thing. i have a contax g2 which is autofocus. dont hold it against me plz
I'm really happy with the new Portras in 160 and 400. I also like Fujicolor Pro 160S. And Fujicolor Pro 400H.
be brave and be kind
How are the film-o-philes doing this week? I ordered a Jupiter 8 late last week to slap onto my Bessa-R but it's apparently on the slow-boat from somewhere in Eastern Europe so it might not be here for a while.
Is everyone who has their isht together ready to start the Roll a Week process anyway and should we keep it RF only or open it up to all film camera types?
I'm up for anything