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A Retro of Rangefinders

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by entropic remnants, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    A gaggle of Geese
    A pride of Lions
    A wake of Buzzards
    A brood of Hens

    There are many collective idioms -- but what else could you call a group of rangefinders but a "retro"?

    Can YOU spot the digital? Probably you can -- it's easier though when you can see the back, lol.

    From left to right: Konica C35, Fuji X100, Minolta Hi-Matic E, and Ricoh "35". Yes, the 35 is in quotes on the Ricoh, lol. That is it's model name.

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    A Retro of Rangefinders by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    as much as I love the x100......they missed a few small design cues. Still, I'm in love. Is this your new rig? And are the rest yours as well?
     
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Yes that's my new X100 and the rest are all part of my camera collection. I'm probably selling it off soon -- I'm not as interested in collecting as I was but I'll keep a few. I have probably 60+ film cameras, lol. I've shot the Hi-Matic E quite a bit even though it's full auto and has NO controls except to set the ISO and to focus, lol. But it takes fun pics and I live to use it.

    Here's some stuff from the Minolta Hi-Matic if you're interested:

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    Getting a Temperature by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    1971 Minolta HiMatic E: Wigged Out by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    1971 Minolta HiMatic E: NO! by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  4. LisaO

    LisaO SC Regular

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Konica C35 was my first 35mm back in 1972. It was superseded in 1973 when I got a Nikkormat. I've got a C35 (I bought later on EBay) in my historical collection.
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Which Nikkormat? I still have an FTn.
     
  6. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    That X100 for sure is destined to become a classic. Look how well it blends in. I can`t think of any other digital camera with such great looks.
     
  7. LisaO

    LisaO SC Regular

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    Jul 11, 2010
    I'm not sure anymore but I bought a replacement FTn 2 years ago in an antiques mall in Maine with manuals and several old lenses. I carried it around a shot with it a couple times since but it's so heavy.

     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    The only SLR I have which is heavier is the Konica AutoReflex T. Hard to believe there's anything heavier than an old Nikkormat -- but there is, lol.
     
  9. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Your X100 is missing an eye [can't discriminate!].. but other than that they look like cousins all posing for a pic!
     
  10. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Ha ha, yes, that is the "tell" when you look at them. But truly, Fuji really got retro right AND nicely functional.
     
  11. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Indeed. I am debating swapping the GR for an X, while 28mm was even too narrow on vacation, i prefer a tighter crop. And yes that camera is damn fine to look at.