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Me too. I have a nice 'new to me' wide angle lens to play with. Arrived from Japan on Saturday just in time for spring.
50mm wide angle?

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Yes; the lens is for my RZ67 where a 50 mm optic provides an equivalent focal length of about 23 - 24 millimetres.

The RZ uses bellows focusing rather than a ring on the lens so the elements don't move. This lens has a so-called 'floating' low-dispersion element or group used to obtain maximum sharpness and freedom from aberrations. This is set separately after focusing. The Seiko shutter is built into the lens and allows flash synchronisation at any shutter speed.

The maximum aperture is f4.5 which may seem slow but the camera is usually mounted on a tripod. I any case the depth of field when wide open is very shallow so most of the time you stop down to f11 or above.
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Yes; the lens is for my RZ67 where a 50 mm optic provides an equivalent focal length of about 23 - 24 millimetres.

The RZ uses bellows focusing rather than a ring on the lens so the elements don't move. This lens has a so-called 'floating' low-dispersion element or group used to obtain maximum sharpness and freedom from aberrations. This is set separately after focusing. The Seiko shutter is built into the lens and allows flash synchronisation at any shutter speed.

The maximum aperture is f4.5 which may seem slow but the camera is usually mounted on a tripod. I any case the depth of field when wide open is very shallow so most of the time you stop down to f11 or above.
Just goes to show how much I know ! I had to ask Google what an RZ67 was.

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Just goes to show how much I know ! I had to ask Google what an RZ67 was.

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The RZ is a big, heavy beast, but it is a real joy to use.

The lens weighs about the same as my OM-D E-M1 with 12 ~ 40 zoom attached.
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Yes; the lens is for my RZ67 where a 50 mm optic provides an equivalent focal length of about 23 - 24 millimetres.
Oh, one of those "Look, I'm a proper photographer." cameras.

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Oh, one of those "Look, I'm a proper photographer." cameras.

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Not really. I just enjoy using it a lot more than usual 35 mm style cameras. The waist level finder is much better for composition in my humble opinion.

Taking photographs on medium format cameras is a much slower process but the end result is well worthwhile in my view.
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Yes, medium format demands more thought and consideration. And a tripod and a Sherpa! I had an RB67 for a while, even heavier than the RZ I think. Far to much to go wrong, from forgetting about the dark slide to whether the back was set to portrait or landscape. I did get a few great shots from it but sold it when I decided a Mamiya 6 was more to my taste. And physique .
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The RZ67, like the Mamiya 645 Pro has plenty of interlocks to stop things from going wrong, so even the most bumbling wedding or school tog should be protected from their ineptitude!

In fact the RZ probably has too many interlocks. There is a red light and a beep to warn that you are doing something wrong, but sometimes it takes a little while to work out exactly what. Brilliant camera though.
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What are peoples thoughts on starting a thread discussing camera's of old, when togging knights were bold?

As a few members seem to dabbling with film etc., and, after reading a few of the above posts would, I think be interesting to both see and hear others views on the elderly / antique camera systems.

Unfortunately, my oldest, and only 35mm film camera still in my possession dates back to the mid 60's, so it would hardly qualify.
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What are peoples thoughts on starting a thread discussing camera's of old, when togging knights were bold?

As a few members seem to dabbling with film etc., and, after reading a few of the above posts would, I think be interesting to both see and hear others views on the elderly / antique camera systems.

Unfortunately, my oldest, and only 35mm film camera still in my possession dates back to the mid 60's, so it would hardly qualify.
Isn't that what Nostalgia Nexus is for?

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Isn't that what Nostalgia Nexus is for?

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It is indeed, and is quite lively on occasions in a gentle sort of way.

I need to scan some more negs to put on there.

Why not go and have a look?
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@ NN. The post from cariadus puts into perspective as to why a B & W effort can still cut the mustard. That post - which I couldn't find - was another reason why I raised the question in my previous post. It might also be interesting to see what others have by way of vintage cameras. Having had a Steki 111 with various lens and a Minolta miniature like James Bond, once passed on, I realised too late what I had.

Nostalgia Nexus doesn't necessarily mean living in the past, but should the past be forgotten, it would be a loss. At the end of the day, it's not the gear that counts but the minds eye behind the lens.
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That is all true Wally, but in my experience using a film camera, and especially a medium format film camera, forces the mind and eye to work very differently to when using anything digital.

But there is also an element of nostalgia involved. Going thought the family shoebox of old photographs, as you do, I found some 127 negatives that my late father had exposed back in the 1930's. Somehow the fact that my father had exposed those actual films on his travels and had then developed them himself in the cupboard under the stairs means a lot more to me than finding an SD card with some Jpegs on.
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Seems I'm a bit behind the times??? Have just noticed a forum area called Nostalgia Nexus.

Apologies also to Harold... had misinterppreted the hint.


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Must also remember to pay a visit to Spekkysaviours.
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