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Re: [Rollei] TLR vs. SLR for candid street shots?

Very different beasts indeed. Each suited well to different types of work,
the flexibility of many focal lengths is obviously a plus for all kinds of
work. There IS something magical about the Rollei TLR, and for "street
photography", I think it is rather a GREAT choice. In this instance you can
use the "walking" zoom lens.

Tongue firmly planted in cheek, with regards
- -----Original Message-----
From: Mark Nowaczynski <nowaczynski  >
To: rollei  
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 1:05 PM
Subject: [Rollei] TLR vs. SLR for candid street shots?

>A Rolleiflex TLR is versatile and quiet but limited to one focal
>length.  Would an equivalent MF SLR 'system' camera (Rollei or Hassy)
>not be a better choice for street photography due to the possibility of
>changing focal lengths?  Or is there something intangible about a TLR
>that I have yet to discover if I make the plunge (I am considering the
>Rolleiflex GX vs. the Hasselblad 203FE- very different beasts).  I am
>looking for words of wisdom backed by experience...
>Regards from Toronto,