TLR  by grizzlysghost
you are the camera man .... what is TLR ?
February 7th, 2014  
I just got my first TLR for Christmas, one my Grandfather bought in Japan. I love them! This is great collection
February 7th, 2014  
@lesip Hi Leslie! TLR = Twin Lens Reflex; the top lens is for viewing, the bottom lens is to record the image onto the film. :)
February 7th, 2014  
@grizzlysghost thanks Aaron always learning something new here
February 7th, 2014  
@hopess13 Thanks Rachel! I think my favorite thing about them is the waist-level viewfinders; plus they are a lot of fun to use!
February 7th, 2014  
Beautiful machines! A friend of mine had one and I got to see how it worked, oh, maybe 30 years ago. I liked the "feel" of the camera, the way it balanced, but I have a weak eye and focusing was very difficult for me because of the waist-level viewfinder. A shame, because they make a big negative, don't they? I'm glad you find them congenial - you put them to good use!
February 7th, 2014  
Do you have a stereo camera in your collection? @grizzlysghost
February 7th, 2014  
@therubysusan Thanks! No stereo camera, and no panoramic one either; both on my wish list :)
February 7th, 2014  
@grizzlysghost Of course, you couldn't adequetly display them online, but I bet you'd love a stereo camera! The same friend loaned my late husband and me one when we went on a special vacation. The camera shot both images on a single frame of 35mm film. We shot slide film, I have the slides but no longer have the viewer!
I also have my grandmother's stereopticon. You probably know this, but if you stand with your feet shoulder width apart and take 2 photos with a "normal" lens, one with your weight on your right foot and one with your weight on your left, and mount them just right, they'll "go stereo" when viewed in the stereopticon.
It just ocured to me I should pick my favorites of the vacation pictures, have them printed, and mount them for the stereopticon. Thank you for helping me out with that!
February 7th, 2014  
Have you shot a rolleicord? They are quite inexpensive, and light from what I understand, but not sure if I should just pony up the extra money for the rolleiflex...
February 7th, 2014  
@cmc1200 I've had a couple of rolleicords ( http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2011-05-17) and they're excellent cameras! I eventually sold them and stuck with my Rolleiflex because I like the larger aperture (f/2.8). Rolleicords are definitely worth the money!
February 7th, 2014  
I know you collect alot of camera! Do you set the camera museum? Great shot!
February 8th, 2014  
I got to use one of those in high school once. They are fun cameras.
February 8th, 2014  
A great display
February 9th, 2014  
love old camera's!
February 9th, 2014  
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