Received the Rolleicord Vb back from Paul Ebel today after sending it to him to deal with uneven film spacing. Will check things out with a roll of Tri-X in the woods with snowshoes this weekend. If one is looking for a medium format Twin Lens Reflex with a very sharp lens that weighs next to nothing, the Rolleicord fits the bill with its Schneider Xenar lens-a sharp Tessar design. Unless you have the eyes of a bald eagle, the ground glass should be upgraded to one of today’s bright screens, such as those made by Bill Maxwell. The Vb was the only Rolleicord model to have removable focusing screens, and as such, is more desired by Rollei collectors and users. A great medium format camera for hiking or backpacking, as it is even lighter than the Agfa Isolette. We are back to Arctic temps in the Upper Peninsula, going down to -15 this evening and a high of -4 tomorrow. Won’t be standing still with the camera for any too long this weekend and will wear many layers of fleece and down.
My best friend is returning to shooting film after a hiatus of seven years. Very much looking forward to seeing the world through her eyes on film creations.
“Love is not love which alters it when alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove: O no! It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken; it is the star to every wandering bark whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out, even to the edge of doom."
― William Shakespeare, Sonnets
from the David Bowie collaboration years. One of his few pop tunes (no pun intended).