Is there anything more portable than a TLR?

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  1. john.margetts

    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Folders? From £20 upwards. Agfa tend to have dodgy bellows more often than other makes.


     
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    I was under the impression that the Fuji rangefinders only do portrait orientation through the viewfinder, is that correct?

    I am going to drop a note to Jurgen at Certo6 and see what he suggests as a good first time folder. The beauty of the folder will be that my wife will just assume its another camera that I already had. If I break out a black box TLR all of the sudden, I think she might become wise...
     
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    No it is not correct, mine has 2 shutter buttons 1 for landscape 1 for portrait, this is the one i have
    Fuji GW690III Review

    and here is a shot from my camera, a digital would stuggle to get highlight and shadow detail like this

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    Jurgen rocks! :) He put new bellows on this Isolette for me:

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    He might have a few hanging around. Just maybe. Just sayin'. :winksexy:
     
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    Emailed him and am waiting on a response with stock list suggestions. I am ready to buy! Really looking forward to getting one in my hands. Is yours a rangefinder? I have never used one. They seem simple enough. One thing intrigues me though. To get the focus, you line up the image in the center of the viewfinder, correct? What if I am trying to focus on something off center? How is that done?
     
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    My Fuji and Leica's you just overlap the image, there is a focus patch just place it where you want to focus muck quicker than a DSLR but if you are doing street photography just set it to hyper focus and shoot away

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    ^^ Right. You superimpose the 2 images over one another, for lack of a better word.
     
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    Thanks guys. Now just a waiting game :-(
     
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    I found that Hasselblad is quite portable. I used to walk around and shoot Street with my 500 c/m.

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    Man, those are excellent.
     

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