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.
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.
Indeed. You might try swapping the elements of a Rolleinar. Hardly can tell the difference. So if you do not know which element goes onto the taking or finding lens, should not worry, your photo taken will be nearly just as good as it would be in the proper order.
Short story: Went to a Sport event on Makarska – Croatia. One afternoon i took a walk at the sea, and this three sweet old “hat” was sitting on a bench, staring at a swimmer. If they were like 30 years younger they would’ve probably been in the sea bathing too. This time I only took my Rolleiflex automat for this trip. Not my favorite Rolleiflex though 🙂
Short stotry: The photo was taken with a Rolleiflex Old Standard. I put down my beloved TLR on the pavement of Krakow Main Square. Used a Kodak Ektar 100 Rollfilm, set the shutter for B and held down the shutter cable approx 30 sec. Et voilá 🙂
The photo was made with a Rolleiflex SL35 silver German edition. The film was a Kodak color plus 200, which i know is not the most likeable one, but when you run out of film in Rome, and don’t have any other store around, you’ve got to stick whith what you got.
Hello everyone! I'm restoring a K-622 from 1934 and have a couple of questions.* Transport gears - I've found a source for the gear that interfaces with the film take up spool, but I'm having trouble sourcing the gear that directly interfaces that and the winder. Picture of it below. Some of the teeth are bent where it appears that someone cranked it extra hard when there was a film jam. This causes the camera to not fully advance to the next frame. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
I'm looking for a couple of pieces for a Rolleicord V: film wind knob and the "retaining device for Rolleigrid and Rolleikin mask". Thanks for any help or leads!--Richard in Canada ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Hello all. I have a 2.8d that needs the taking lens recoated. Does anyone know anyone in the UK who may do this or is it some impossibly expensive dream? Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Hey Community,I own this old K612 and there‘s a Problem with it, since i bought it. I think there‘s a stop mechanism under the forwarding Wheel. And also there should be a small washer to fix it to the camera. All i have are 4 tiny feathers and 2 tiny bolds. I hope in your knowledge!Thank you 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
SOLD! Sorry! Anyone looking for a replacement Rollei TLR Xenotar 75/3.5 lens in shutter with rear shroud? This one has front and back elements fully coated and in superb pristine condition, pretty well like new, a jewel from the past. Shutter working fine but slowest speed 1 sec. seems a bit quick. If you are wanting to upgrade your existing similar Xenotar lens set you can easily unscrew the front and back lens groups and replace with these. Please message me if interested. Located Melbourne Australia. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less