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Monday, May 07, 2007

Rolleicord III type 2

I was thinking of buying Nikon FM2 a week ago. Why? I just thought I would own a durable film camera that I can use for my whole life and while digital cameras are much more convenient than film ones, the quality of film still cannot be replaced by digital yet. This morning I was suddenly reminded that there's a shop selling old cameras and stuff close to my place. So I decided to drop by and have a look whether they have the one I wanted. I went into the shop and I was so amazed by the old cameras, so many actually, some work and some do not. It turned out that they didn't have FM2 but then I got attracted to another one. It's Rolleicord, a medium-format twin lens reflex camera made in Germany. In the end, I decided to buy it with a roll of film. I haven't had time to test it out yet. I tested the aperture and exposure speed and they seem to work fine. Even if it doesn't work, I can still keep it. I know it's gonna be hard to use because it doesn't have exposure check so I'm thinking of using exposure meter of my digital camera hehe. I don't know which model of Rolleicord is it but according to this page, it's model III type 2 and the manufacture date is between 1952-1953. So it's much older than me. It's classic man ;) It's not a brand new one, so I didn't expect that it would include the case and manual but it does. Cool huh?

9 comments:

Mr. V said...

I agree with you that digital camera is not yet replace the film camera.
Hope you will collect more camera and open a camera museum in Cambodia.

Uhhh, May I know how much the Rolleicord III is?

p+k said...

Maybe after i get a good job first ;)

Well, it's only 140 nzd.

Meta said...

i have seen the pix with YashicaMat 124G before, beautiful. a friend of mine owns one. check this out: http://www.santini.org/jerome/

p+k said...

Thanks for the link :) his photos are nice.

Kalyan said...

it's a cheap one. take pics using this camera and post here so we can see the quality. so i can judge later if it is really good hahaha

p+k said...

I haven't to wait till friday. I dropped my film at a photoshop this afternoon and they said it would be ready by friday. I hope it will work out fine *fingers crossed*

Mr. V said...

Wow, It's a cheap one! How lucky u are!

emily said...

Hey--I have the same camera and I've been searching the web for the instructions on how to use the 35mm adapter that came with it when I bought it in a second hand shop. Does it say in the manual if this model is compatable with the rolleikin adapter? I don't see how it wouldn't but I just can't figure it out.

I hope you enjoy the camera as much as I do--it's a sturdy little guy, and impresses a lot of people when I use it on the street.

p+k said...

Mine didn't come with 35mm adapter at all. Maybe it's an optional accessory. Lucky you that you got it along with the camera. If you have a photo of the adapter somewhere, I can have a look at it and then I can read the instruction off the manual. I like it a lot but haven't had a chance to use it much.