Rollei AFM 35 blowout - $285.00 US at Adorama

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Bill Bryant, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Bill Bryant

    Bill Bryant Guest

    Now is the time if you want one of these. I got mine two weeks ago at
    $300.00 US and considered it a terrific bargain. Now the price is even
    better.
     
    Bill Bryant, Oct 3, 2003
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  2. Why would I want one?
     
    The Sperminator, Oct 4, 2003
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  3. Bill Bryant

    Timo Labrenz Guest

    Because your SLR is too big and heavy to carry it with you all the
    time?

    Timo
     
    Timo Labrenz, Oct 4, 2003
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  4. Bill Bryant

    Bill Bryant Guest

    Why would I want one?

    1. Portability-all day carry. I recently hiked for several hours in
    fairly rough country, taking photos at every turn. I never noticed the
    extra 8oz. around my neck.

    2. As far as I can tell, if the best lens for your shot is a 38mm 2.6
    or thereabouts (shooting 35mm film), you can get as good a picture
    with this little camera as with anything out there. The AFM 35 has a
    truly wonderful semi-wide angle lens on it--as good as anything I've
    seen on an SLR.

    3. If your spouse is afraid of your SLR stuff and you'd like him or
    her to take pictures at the next birthday party or backyard BBQ with
    something as easy to use as a disposable yet likely to turn out a few
    truly nice pictures, this "posh" point and shoot, or another like the
    Contax or Leica, is just the ticket. (I like the Rollei better than
    the Contax or Leica; I haven't tried the Ricoh. YMMV.)

    These are the opinions of an amateur. I do have more serious friends,
    however, who have Leicas, Nikons, and Zeiss stuff for comparison. The
    first time I put good slide film in my little Rollei I had no idea
    what a treat the forthcoming slide show would be.

    If you're near South Dakota in the next few days, come out to the
    Black Hills and take some pictures of the fall aspens, mountain goats,
    rock outcroppings, ospreys diving for trout, etc. It's a great place
    and time of year for outdoor photography. (The AFM 35 is not the right
    tool for osprey and mountain goats; it has been wonderful for wider
    vistas.)
     
    Bill Bryant, Oct 6, 2003
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  5. Bill Bryant

    ink Guest

    "Timo Labrenz" dropped into the real world with a crash and proclaimed...
    <putting FM2n + 45mm/2.8 in my jacket pocket> Is it?

    SCNR.

    Cheers,
    ink

    - "I'll do the time with a smile on my face
    thinking of her in that leather and lace."
    (Ricky Martin)
     
    ink, Oct 6, 2003
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