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Rolleiflex for street?

pjr

Manotick, CA
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pjr Registered since 26th Dec 2005
Sun 27-Nov-11 11:40 PM | edited Sun 27-Nov-11 11:43 PM by pjr

I used to shoot with a Rolleicord years ago - my Dad's - and have been thinking of buying a used Rolleiflex on eBay, where they run from about $400 to $4000. Joining the Roleiflex group on Facebook has only fueled that desire.

I think the waist level finder would be great for street plus people wouldn't
take the sight of it seriously. Also, I think using film would really slow me down, and, being more careful and thoughtful could improve my street photography.

I see some nice ones for around $800.00.

I know I could use a D5100 or Nex-7 at waist level, but there's a nostalgic feeling I have towards Rollei TLRs.

Could anyone talk me out of this, LOL? Do you think I'll de disillusioned with it after several years of digital? Should I just get a d5100 with a flip screen (I'd love it if the d400 has a flip screen)?

All thoughts appreciated.

Phil
A Canadian Nikonian
My portfolio: www.pjr99.500px.com

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