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ImCoolBeans
April 5th, 2016, 08:59 AM
So I recently got an antique Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera restored and shot my first few rolls of film on it. I've never shot film before and had no proper training beforehand, I just kind of did it :P I already have an understanding of how a camera works and have been shooting digitally for years, so it was just a matter of figuring it out a little bit. It only takes square shots, and since you have to look down into the top of the camera, most of the shots end up being chest or waist height, which is kind of interesting since most photographs are taken at eye level.

Here's what a Rolleiflex looks like if you're unfamiliar:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/a9/6d/dba96d9e721f1d4cc3167f07677c4bf1.jpg

Here are some shots I took with it:
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69630008_zpsfduz4eyl.jpg

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69630011_zpsgl534tlt.jpg

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69630002_zps3w0qo2em.jpg

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69620005_zpskcbyup2y.jpg

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69620010_zpsszarke0k.jpg

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69620006_zpsqbonhaer.jpg

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p494/ImCoolBeans1/69620007_zpswasr8an8.jpg

Let me know what you think!

Mars
April 5th, 2016, 09:06 AM
Very classy :D I like em a lot, specially the 2nd one and 3rd one

kissban
April 5th, 2016, 09:44 AM
35 mm film?

ImCoolBeans
April 5th, 2016, 09:56 AM
35 mm film?

Medium format 120 iso film

kissban
April 5th, 2016, 10:00 AM
wow :eek:

lightPainting
April 6th, 2016, 01:21 AM
really really cool! i've shot 120 film before and its definitely awesome! ive also done 4x5 and thats even more interesting.
did you find yourself taking more time with each picture before you took it?
And how did it feel to not look at your picture right after, but to wait for developing?

ImCoolBeans
April 6th, 2016, 07:09 AM
really really cool! i've shot 120 film before and its definitely awesome! ive also done 4x5 and thats even more interesting.
did you find yourself taking more time with each picture before you took it?
And how did it feel to not look at your picture right after, but to wait for developing?

I was nervous I wasn't going to get any pictures out of it at first because I'd never shot film before this, and the guy at the place I got them developed was really condescending and made me feel like an idiot because apparently I didn't light proof the rolls well enough, but he was wrong and almost every shot came out.

I definitely found myself being a lot more selective with my shots and taking more time to think about them before taking one. With my DSLR I can snap 500 pictures in one shoot, I only had 12 per roll so it was very different. Waiting was cool, I didn't mind it and it was really exciting to see how they came out after having to wait a few days. Normally I'd go right home and upload immediately.

The hard selection and being restricted to so few shots is definitely good for me and I hope it will translate into my digital photography.

Sheriff McGregor
April 6th, 2016, 07:19 AM
Nice photos! And the camera looks really cool too

phuckphace
April 6th, 2016, 05:03 PM
nice! I've actually got a similar-looking Kodak camera laying around somewhere that I'm pretty sure just needs to be cleaned out. how much does a roll of film cost for one of these babies?

ImCoolBeans
April 6th, 2016, 07:44 PM
nice! I've actually got a similar-looking Kodak camera laying around somewhere that I'm pretty sure just needs to be cleaned out. how much does a roll of film cost for one of these babies?

Cool, you should get a cleaning done on it and take some photos. They're pretty simple to use, actually. The price varies with brands but $4 - $7 is a general price range from what I've seen.

azure moonstone
April 6th, 2016, 09:00 PM
both the camera and the photos are really retro, which make them stand out