Graflex Century & Linhof 105mm Lens

I guess the supply of cameras, lenses and films I want to play with is unending. For this review, I am going with the combo I was handed: A 1962 Graflex Century Graphic with a mounted 1961 Linhof Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm lens. Though this is a fairly unique combination, I'll try my best to speak on the individual parts in this combination review-how-to guide.

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Nikon S3 Limited Edition

The Nikon S3 2000 Limited Edition rangefinder is something I have been coveting since I first began film photography. I read on several websites that it was a fair contender to the Leica line-up with some going as far to say it was a superior camera. Now that I've been on Leica a few years, I felt it was time to give this some attention to see where the truth lies with the Nikon S3 in terms of build quality and image quality. I didn't do any head to head with the Nikon S3 & Leica M2 for this review, as I want to keep the focus on this camera. But, I do reference the Leica in terms of build quality and lens options.

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Rangefinder Focusing and Metering

Rangefinders are a categorically different beast from the DSLR when it comes to focusing (and in some cases, metering).  Rather than having a multitude of focus points and light confirmations on focus, you get a small patch in the center of the viewfinder.  This takes some getting used to if you're coming off a DSLR world. Also, metering tends to be a big question for me lately, so I'll touch on that as well.

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