People with Yashica Mat 124
Awesome self-portraits using Yashica Mat 124 TLR. hand picked from flicker.com by TLRgraphy
Rocoh Rocohflex TLR
A list of TLR models produced by Ricoh.
Ricohflex Model I, II and V: These model numbers were never used.
Ricohflex Model III: was introduced in 1950. It has the same f3.5 Anastigmat lens as later models but apertures are marked to f22 (instead of f16). Has the Riken shutter with B, 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100 speeds. Compared to the Model VII it has a smaller viewfinder magnifier and a back locking mechanism that isn’t as good. It has a folding viewfinder shade which was changed to the pop-up type in the Model IIIb (photo) which also has the later style larger viewfinder magnifier.
Ricohflex Model IV: Introduced in 1952. Earlier ones are labelled IIII which was later changed to the more correct Roman Numeral IV. Shutter speeds of B and 1/25 to 1/100 are supported. I don’t (yet) know what the differences are from the III and IIIB models.
Ricohflex Model VI: Introduced in 1953, is a manual 6×6 format camera without light meter, using knob film advance with “red window”.
Ricohflex Model VII and VIIs: Introduced in 1954 and 1955, are manual 6×6 format cameras without light meter, using knob film advance with “red window”. Some have the Auto-Stop feature.
Ricohflex Model VII (Seikosha shutter): Introduced in 1954. Has Seikosha shutter with speeds of 1 sec to 1/500 plus B.
Ricohflex Model VIIM: Introduced in 1956. Has shutter with speeds of 1/10 to 1/300 plus B.
Super Ricohflex: Introduced in 1956, is a manual 6×6 format camera without light meter, using knob film advance with “red window(s)”. Some models came from the factory with the Auto-Stop feature (though red window was still present). It was also available as a user-installed option (photo). There were four versions of the Super Ricohflex with three of them having 1/10 to 1/200 shutter speeds but one have 1 sec to 1/500 speeds.
Link to the Super Ricohflex user’s manual.
Ricohflex Holiday: Similar to the Model VII, it has the Riken shutter with limited shutter speeds (B, 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100) but has a flash shoe and film reminder on the wind knob like the Super Ricohflex.
Ricohflex Million: Similar to the Model VII, but has a Riken shutter with speeds from 1s to 1/300. And hot shoe on side as well as PC connector on front panel. Photo coming soon.
Ricohflex Dia: The original Diacord. The name plate says Ricohflex so it is sometimes confused with the geared focusing Ricohflexes. Some Diacord G’s appear to have been nameplated Ricohflex which adds to the confusion. The Diacord L manual shows the camera with a Ricohflex nameplate. So L’s may also have been produced with the Ricohflex nameplate.
Ricohflex Dia M: A cheaper version of the with speeds from 1/10 to 1/300. Photo coming soon.
Ricohflex: The next version of the Dia. Has bayonet 1 fittings on taking and viewing lenses. Has Riconar 3 element taking lens. Photo coming soon.
Diacord G: manual 6×6 format camera without light meter. Knob advance with automatic stop on next frame.
Link to the Ricoh Diacord G User’s Manual.
Diacord L: manual 6×6 format camera with uncoupled light meter. Knob advance with automatic stop on next frame.
Link to the metering section of the Diacord L User’s Manual.
Ricohmatic 225: manual 6×6 format camera, with uncoupled light meter. Has crankwind and shutter cocking with crank, automatic stop on next frame.
Ricoh Auto 66: match needle metered 6×6 format camera (similar to Rolleimagic). Knob advance with automatic stop on next frame.
Some corporate Logos
Intend to design a smart logo for this TLR site… my friend forwarded me some nice logo design which has successfully and nicely embedded some messages into it. this can be very good study materials. here you go.
The Amazon logo is an extremely simple logo and while the arrow may just look like a smile it actually points from a to z. This represents that Amazon sell everything from a to z and the smile on the customers face when they bought a product.
The Baskin Robbins logo may look like it includes a simple BR above the name but if you take another look you will that it includes a pink number 31. This is a reference to the original 31 flavors.
The Chick-fil-a logo incorporates a chicken into the C. Although this isn’t very hidden, it is still very clever.
The eighty20 logo is a bit of a geeky one to figure out, the two lines of squares represent a binary sequence with the blue squares being 1′s and the grey squares being 0′s. Which makes 1010000 which represents eighty and 0010100 which represents 20.
The F1 logo is a fairly simple one to figure out. The negative space in the middle creates the 1.
If you didn’t already know Facebook Places, is Facebooks new geolocational product. Which is in direct competition with the current leader in that area Foursquare. Now if you take another look at Facebook Places logo you will notice it is a 4 in a square now is this a coincidence or a dig at Foursquare?
The FedEx logo look like a plain text based logo but if you take a second look between the E and the x you will see an arrows which represents the speed and accuracy of the companies deliveries.
The old Milwaukee Brewers logo may look like a simple catchers mitt holding a ball, but if you take a second you will see the team’s initials M and B.
Museum of London
The Museum of London logo may look like a modern logo design but it actually represents the geographic area of london as it as grew over time.
The NBC logo has a hidden peacock above the above text which is looking to the right, this represents the companies motto to look forward and not back, and also that they are proud of the programs they broadcast.
The old Northwest Airlines logo may look like a simple logo but if you take a closer look the symbol on the left actually represent both N and W and because it is enclosed within the circle it also represents a compass pointing northwest.
The Piano Forest logo may look like a simple text logo with trees above it, but if you take another look you will see that the trees actually represent keys on a piano.
The Toblerone logo contains the image of a bear hidden in the Matterhorn mountain, which is where Toblerone originally came from.
The Tostitos logo includes two people sharing a chip and a bowl of salsa, this conveys an idea of people connecting with each other over a bowl of chips.
The Treacy Shoes logo is very cute logo with a shoe hidden between the t and s.