Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>My standard glove-box camera is a Rolleiflex >35S, which is a really deadly camera, accurate, >user-friendly, light, and capable of abosrbing >remarkable amounts of damage while continuing to >function. Other options I occasionally take are >a Werra III and my Old Reliable, the Leica IIIc >with its 2/5cm Summitar. But that Rollei 35S is >really hard to beat for snap shots. Do not fret your knickers over the batteries: switching to silver-oxide cells with a spacer will preserve the meter and will ensure accuracy sufficient for slide film (Yes, yes, yes, I realize that Bob Shell has pontificated for years that slide film requires 1/6 stop accuracy for a light meter but this is easily met by the klutzes like me who almost always bracket.) So, a Rollei 35S and a small Vivitar flash, and Bob is, once again, your uncle. Fits in the pocket on my pullover (appropriately enough, as my pullover bears the ZEISS logo on it, in commemoration of that stunningly fine Zeiss Sonnar lens). If the weather is nippy, I'll pull my Dad's WWII duck shell parka on, and the pockets on THAT are large enough to damn near accomodate a Ha$$elblad or Rolleiflex TLR. For simply portability and common sense, go with the Rolleiflex 35 or 35S. Either one will do you well, and a Singapore model will serve you as properly as will one built in the Vaterland. Marc email@example.com Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!