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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I was wondering how anything could be sharper than my Yashica Mat's Yashinon, but now I see. I think I'll be adding a Diacord to my collection one of these days. Smile Any tips on which models are the best?


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I like it Smile

The earlier Ricoh TLRs are also decent, but not as advanced as the Diacord (aka Diamond or Dia)... Basically you have the G and the L, the L has a meter and I know at least one of these that's bouncing around here - Bill and Orio (?) I think had the Dia L.

Basically, the G has more aperture blades but the L has the meter. Both are semi-automatic, you push a button to advance the frame with a knob, and cock the shutter separately. It does have auto stop and a frame counter.

Early on I did a comparison of the Diacord to the Mat:
http://www.yashicaforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=146

Here's an excellent summary page
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/ricohflex.html

The thing to watch out for, just as with the Autocords, is a stiff focusing mechanism. In the case of the Diacord this is in form of a teeter-totter opposing pair of handles on both sides of the lens board.

Once I have my Autocord up and running I'll run a test with that as well Smile


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


lotus fortress by Nesster, on Flickr

Ricoh Diacord G, Tmax 400, D-76


PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent detail and tones, Jussi! Here are a couple from my 2nd Mamiyaflex
C2, with the old amber coated 3.5/105 Sekor, not the Heliar:




TMAX 400, Thornton's 2-Bath homebrew, 5+5, 20C, 1200dpi Epson 4490

The first is a little fogged. I had a roll of 35mm loaded in my only
Paterson tank, so spooled this roll and covered with two black plastic
grocery bags then placed in a box with flaps folded, wasn't enough to
be light tight. All frames weren't affected as in the 2nd. Both pix are
uncropped.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really love what you are doing with the Diacord Jussi. Grat stuff!!

Bill that first pic is a beauty. The fogging definetly gives a sort of atmosphere that is very nice. I love it!


PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Wow. I was wondering how anything could be sharper than my Yashica Mat's Yashinon, but now I see. I think I'll be adding a Diacord to my collection one of these days. Smile Any tips on which models are the best?


This was my thought too, way better than Yashica. I believe good as than top Rolleiflex lenses.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some more square ones, some of them from my stay in Belize in January. I'm going back to the hot country in May-June when I plan to do some more especially infrared Very Happy




KI by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr


The Hancock Blues by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr


George is also dead. Miss him, miss him, miss him. by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr


Discord:Redux by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr


Calm by Dr. RawheaD, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rawhead: Shocked Brilliant!
Bill, that first portrait, Excellent!
Diacord thanks you and hopes to have some Ektar shots to show this weekend Wink


PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have an amazing eye, Rawhead. Was this some of the Provia you were selling?


PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nesster and Cooltouch!

Yes all these were taken with some of the expired film I have Smile Provias and Velvias Smile


PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Garage with patched roof, Mifflinville PA by Nesster, on Flickr


Yellow Truck, I-80 PA by Nesster, on Flickr

Ektar, Diacord G


PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Jussi -- I just assumed those were slide photos until I saw where you had written "Ektar." Very nice. The saturation of the sky in that first photo seemed to have "slide" written all over it. Cool


PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rawhead, absolutely wonderful series!

Jussi, great results with Ektar, need to try it in 120, excellent color work!

@Andy and Jussi, thanks, just piddling about.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixer Upper, just a little work and move right in.



Bronica SQA, 200 f4.5, HP5+, WD2D+

Gary


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



February Snow

Mamiya C33, 105 f3.5, Areista EDU 100, WD2D+

Gary


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice results! Here are two shot with the Yashica-Mat (Kodak 400TX).





PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pictures of Utrecht!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolfan wrote:
Nice pictures of Utrecht!

Thanks and the pictures are indeed taken along the Oudegracht (= "Old Canal") in the innercity of Utrecht.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote






Mamiya C33, TMY, WD2D+

Gary


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:59 am    Post subject: Bronica SQ-A, 80PS Reply with quote

Bronica SQ-A, 80PS, Fuji 160S pro


PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote






All taken with Mamiya C3 TLR . Fujicolor Pro 400 H.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:32 am    Post subject: First few frames From The Tele Rolleiflex Reply with quote

First roll so of course Hugo gets the duty at Model.
Great Camera! The f4/135 at Viewing and taking lens makes focus so snappy.
This one is a beauty. Even the meter works and is spot on (with normal light).
Tmax400




PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I didn't realize the Tele-Rollei's 135mm was a swirly bokeh lens. Great 3D effect with your last shot.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Bronica SQ-A, 80PS Reply with quote

Bronica SQ-A, 80PS, Fuji 160S pro


More photos from spring travel to Krasnodar - all on Bronica - are under this picture


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see a Bronica pic, evgenv. Got more?