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Rada film holder + Lenses

Postby alexvaras » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:55 am

My first "field" photo shooting, I went to a low transited street with a nice view of my favourite building around and I "planted" this:
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Medalist II + Film back holder + Extension unit + Rada film holder.

All focusing has been done through ground glass and an LCD Viewfinder magnifier. Film Kodak Trix-x pan ASA 320 expired 1988 shot as ASA 40.
Light metering with the extension unit was adding 1 stop to the first metering with ASA 40.
This shooting was very useful, the aim was to test the Rada and it works fine, no light leaks at all.
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Test done! Only one minus, the winding has to be done turning (tight) inwards, happened at home that winding not this way the roll can loose the inner screw, I could fix it putting the holder in my dark "room" bag, fixing it and I continued shooting.

Second was to test Telek -2 and Telek -4 lenses, only I could do photos with the Telek -2 and one extension unit attached. Telek -4 and two extension units could not focus infinite or any other thing, I guess I need the third extension unit or a Telek -3.

Normal view, Rada 6x9 film holder.
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Plus Telek -2 and one extension unit.
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Plus yellow k1 filter.
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At home was time to test Portra lenses,
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Last shot, no wife at home, the commode is invaded of ongoing projects. Portra +3, not 100% focused as I wanted.
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So test successful and I have already a close-up (macro) camera 6x9, I will take the Telek -3 and another extension unit when they show up.
One missed test was a portrait with the Telek, I want that effect of very far away background from the subject, next time.

Thank you for watching.
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Re: Rada film holder + Lenses

Postby PFMcFarland » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 pm

Rats. Now that I know one can get such cool accessories, Alex, I have an urge for a Medalist II! Maybe it will pass. The lovely results you've gotten with your camera aren't helping though.

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Re: Rada film holder + Lenses

Postby GrahamS » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:48 pm

Superb images, Alex. Bravo!
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Re: Rada film holder + Lenses

Postby Bennybee » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:05 pm

Cool accessories, Alex! Please tell me some more about that 'LCD viewfinder magnifier' thing... I am intrigued.
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Re: Rada film holder + Lenses

Postby alexvaras » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:54 am

Thank you guys!

Steve, it's the cheap option from the advice I got from the man I bought the Nagaoka 45, for helping the focusing with the ground glass get the torret viewfinder from a Saliot (soviet hassel) but even those where above $20, but I needed a cheaper options, this one came up when I was looking at my favorite second hand web.

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It has x2.8 magnification and fits well both medalist (perfect) and nagaoka ground glasses,its clear brigth and ai got mine for $4 (eye cover rubber a bit off). Per results it seems it can do the job and it has a nice strap for neck and leave your hands free.
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Re: Rada film holder + Lenses

Postby Bennybee » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:12 am

Cool, thanks Alex.
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