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  1. Rolleistef

    Rolleistef TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,
    I'm not actual newcommer but i had never had the opporunioty to introduce myself on this site.
    I come from Paris, a strange colourful or greyish spot with nice things to photog, though a bit too crowed and anonym.

    french photo sites are nowaways packed with angry and rude people and i was bored by comments such as "I gave old my cameras to tens of young skillful photographers. Your photos are so ugly and uninteresting that I wouldn't even give you a yellow filter, you little ****!"

    Astonished by such violent and worthless answers, I did what some of my compatriots did a hundred years ago : I cross the Atlantic and went to the US.
    So here I am ;
    My name's Stéphane, and I'm 18. I'm in my last highschool term, and hope to be accepted in a nice uni.
    My gears : I'm the lucky owner of a tremendous Zeiss Tessar-ed 1959 Rolleiflex T, one of the best camera ever.
    I've also got a 1956 Kiev IIIa with a 1957 Jupiter 8, wonderful camera, but it may be swaped soon for a 1961 Kiev 4, because the 25th looks rather like a 10th, and it's very hard to stand still...
    And also a couple of reflex : a Pentax SP1000, a praktica llc with the pentax's takumar on it :wink: , plus collectibles : a beau brownie 2a art-deco, a 4x5 folding from the 20s, a Lubitel.

    I like landscape and portrait photography, and i'm trying to improve my reportage style.
    That's all!
    Cheers
    Stéphane
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Welcome to TPF, Stéphane!!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome gear! :thumbup: I bet you have so much fun with it. :)

    Welcome to TPF, and I hope to see more from you!
     
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    Rolleistef TPF Noob!

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    hello all, thanx for your welcome :hugs:
    yes, those cameras are the funniest in the world, and I've never found anywhere this very special feeling made of metal and smooth leather.
    What I like best is taking my Rolleiflex out of its case on a cold day, and having this huge, ice cold camera in my hand. It's just like... no it's unique!
     
  5. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Steph, first of all welcome to TPF. Secondly, I already like your collection!:lol: Take a look at my collectibles sometime, I'd love to share thoughts about them. The link is below the Romance Violin banner. Again, welcome.
     
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    Rolleistef TPF Noob!

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    thanx Dimitri,
    I'm also cellist by the way ;)

    and your contax III is the very expensive version of my Kiev IIIa :D
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Phew!... Thank you! That goes to show I'm not the only nut-case (read musician/collector) around TPF!:lol:
     
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    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Bienvenue a TPF Stéphane!!

    Rob
     

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