Twin lens reflex

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I know its not a nikon but I was just watching a TV program based in the 70s and there was a sports photographer at a boxing match being justled and pushed as he tried to catch the action.

I bet he caught the action perfectly, sweat flying, teeth flying - all exposed perfectly and cuttingly sharp.

There was no Nikon D3 with a 28mm-300mm f1.2 super autofocus, super exposure super everything. He did not even have an SLR. He was shooting with a Mamiya 330 and a metz 402 flash gun. Anyone else remember them :biggrin::biggrin:

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Eventually I'm going to start collecting a few of them along with a few rangefinder and other film cameras, just to have them. I'm just a big kid, but it's not going up my nose or otherwise being unwisely spending.
 
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I still have one,although I must admit it has been a very long time since I used it. Hard part is finding a lab that does 620.

620 is the exact same film as 120, but on slightly smaller spools. You can respool the film from a 120 roll onto a 620 roll, then back onto the 120 roll for machine finishing. Here is a web page that tells you all about it:

http://personal.cfw.com/~cdwilcox/F_620.html
 
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I remember when I started work in 1978 I needed a twin lens reflex and so I askd the chief photographer if he had one. I was a bit wary when he said come around to mh house little boy lol but I took a chance.

When I got there he took me to his bedroom - now I got worried but he opened a wardrobe and inside there was at least fifty, mostly Rollieflexs. As the paper went over to 35mm he just took the old ones home.

A few years I saw a press report to say he had died. I wondered then if his children had discovered the stash if it was still there
 
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My Rolleiflex is one of my favourite cameras to shoot with, I prefer it to the D3 sometimes. Check my Flickr for my photos.
 
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I remember when I started work in 1978 I needed a twin lens reflex and so I askd the chief photographer if he had one. I was a bit wary when he said come around to mh house little boy lol but I took a chance.

When I got there he took me to his bedroom - now I got worried but he opened a wardrobe and inside there was at least fifty, mostly Rollieflexs. As the paper went over to 35mm he just took the old ones home.

A few years I saw a press report to say he had died. I wondered then if his children had discovered the stash if it was still there

Wow,
Very close to what I experienced at just about the same time, amazing. It left me with a great love for daily newspapers!
 
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Owned a Rollie from mid 1960s to the mid 1970s when as a poor newly wed, had to sell it. It was an extremely sharp camera but I seldom used it. Had my Nikon F and liked the interchangeable lens capabilities.
 
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Had the exact camera years ago. Great camera. I still have about a thousand slides taken with it.

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I still have my 1954 Rollei and I got some great images from it. I rarely use it now; I'm spoiled by digital post-processing. But maybe next weekend......
 

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