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Old Dec 21, 2005, 4:44 PM   #1
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ok i know i'm the only one that's extremely psyched about this but I just got a medium format camera today from camera store in Charlotte. They had a used Rolleiflex 3.5 with the Carl Zeiss 75mm lens and I scooped it up for 400 US dollars (for all you europeans here :lol: ) I'll be experimenting extensively with it in the next few days and I'll let you guys know how it goes. I believe it's from the 1950's and it has the original light meter in working order. the guy at the shop said it was one of the first to have the light meter, but i'm just pumped that it still works. and the zeiss lens made me just about ruin my pants. so either way just thought i'd update you guys after you gave me some good input and advice on my original question. Thanks for your help and more updates will come!

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Old Dec 21, 2005, 4:47 PM   #2
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congrats mike, i am sure you will really enjoy your new toy....hope you can share the results with us!
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 5:02 PM   #3
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yeah i just have to find a scanner to use. lol.
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 5:49 PM   #4
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I had a used Roliflex I bought 15 years ago for $75.

It was then stolen, when our studio was broken into.

However, they gave me $3000 replacement value, if you can imagine that.

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Old Dec 21, 2005, 6:05 PM   #5
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congrats man.. that should be a fun toy with a nice sharp lens!
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 11:47 PM   #6
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MJ, I don't know what it looks like but I am sure you like it and will enjoy having it.
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 5:52 AM   #7
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Maybe you can find a place that will give you a digital negative when they develop your film?
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 11:22 AM   #8
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anyone know if i can get filters for this or where i would go about getting them online?

it's a 75mm 3.5 zeiss lens


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Old Dec 23, 2005, 11:36 AM   #9
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You could try Adorama or B&H Photo. They have pretty good used sections as well, so could save a bit there.

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