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Rolleicord Va

Post by alexvaras » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:51 pm

Hi all,

Before Xmas I ordered what it seemed a good Rolleicord Va model from France to my parents in Spain, when I got there two of the front plate screws were really out... The front plate was really out of place... peeling the leather helped to screw them back, front lens has several cleaning marks and winding mechanism doesn't work well... in two rolls I lost 3 frames.

With the help of the ground glass I could see the infinity and close focusing was 'okish' so I shot two Neopan 400 rolls in the following days.

These are some photos of my home town Bilbao, some others will come later...

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Roots - Bilbao.

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Santiago Cathedral gate.

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Town Hall and Nervion river.

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Zubizuri bridge reflection.

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Sunset near museum.

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So far the problem with the winding is the only issue I have found after the shooting unless you consider sharpness is not the best?

Thank you for looking,
Alex

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Post by Julio1fer » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:45 pm

Looks quite right, Alex. What lens?

I have a Rolleicord V with the Xenar lens and like it a lot.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:44 pm

Good thing you know how to fix things when someone has mucked around with the camera. Bilbao is looking fine.

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Re: Rolleicord Va

Post by alexvaras » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:58 am

Thank you, Julio and Phil.
Julio1fer wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Looks quite right, Alex. What lens?

I have a Rolleicord V with the Xenar lens and like it a lot.
Same Xenar as yours.

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Post by titrisol » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:37 am

The Rolleicord Va is one of the cameras I have fond memories of.
My uncle had it, even with the 35mm conversion kit and many of the pcitures of my family were taken with it.

PS. Lovely pictures of Bilbao.. show us one of sone Pil-Pil... yum
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Post by Philip » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:48 pm

Oh my. These are wonderful.

I bought (cheaply) a Rolleicord about 25 years ago. Its viewing glass was broken so I never used it other than to put one roll through it. Your pictures make me want to find it and use it again.

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Post by Brazile » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:16 am

I like these a lot, Alex. Thanks for showing them to us.

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Post by alexvaras » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:19 pm

Thank you, all.
This weekend I will start open it and it find out what is going on with the winding system and some pictures of the camera.

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Re: Rolleicord Va

Post by alexvaras » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:11 pm

Four more photos, one day going to see the sea and another last shot in Madrid.

From the left to the right the beach is about 2km long, left side for surfers next to the dock.

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Plentzia river mouth.

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Gorliz beach.

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Low tide reflections.

I bet same scene can be taken in every big city.

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Gran Via de Madrid.

Thank you for looking,
Alex

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Re: Rolleicord Va

Post by PFMcFarland » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:22 pm

Really showing the range of that Cord, Alex.

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