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Rolleiflex T – refurbishment, repair.

This Rolleiflex T has been waiting for quite a long for a well deserved refurbishment. It takes so nice and sharp pictures, that i can not just let it to be waisted. It will get a new shiny side panel, a new finding lens, and a new front as well. I will write a post about the complete healing process so if you’re interested how it’s going look back sometimes.

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The Rising of Sirius – Rolleiflex T – Cascais

The rising of Sirius – A man cools down his dog at the beach of Cascais. Captured with Rolleiflex (T) /Rollei Werke/ – on a Kodak Ektar 100 / scanned with a Canoscan 9000 F Mark II. (The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius)

Rising of Sirius - photo made with a Rolleiflex T
Rising of Sirius

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Rolleiflex 2.8F – Decouple or not

Fortunately I’m a Rolleiflex 2.8F camera owner. Unfortunately the selenium meter is not working proparly. Therefore I could only use the 2.8 aperture. The aperture 2.8 indeed does a pretty good job with a certain amount of sharpening in post production. Though i’ve decided to have aperture, and shutter speed decoupled at a repairman cause sometimes you want to use smaller apertures e.g. on sport photography 🙂 By the way this is the last photo with aperture, speed coupled lightmeter restrictions.

Portrait of a famous Hungarian Athlete - Rolleiflex 2.8F
Portrait – Rolleiflex 2.8F

 

Here is a simple clue about my retouching process made in photoshop:

Highpass filter with overlay for sharpening, level adjustment layer for contrast, and some layer masking to ensure not to have the background sharpened.