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,The pin/nipple that the locks the film door popped off. Is that a part I can remove and replace with a functioning piece? ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
I'm looking to unload a flat glass that came with my 3.5 F.Any idea of the worth?Anyone interested? ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Hello!I have a rolleiflex automat model one (or early model two, depends on wich book do you belive... anyway, still has no mount on the viewing lens, and still has the older type finder). It works great, but the finder misses the inner mirror for the sport finder, and the springs that pop it open. It seems that it got hit sometime, so I wouldn't really mind changing the whole thing. The question is: does anyone have some spare parts, or even a complett finder? ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
To all of you Rolleiflex repair gurus, what substitutes do you use these days for the old Rollei A, B, and C lubricants that are mentioned in their repair manual?I have searched through various groups and web sites but have not found an answer to my question. Judging from where they are used, I am guessing that A is more of a grease that stays in place at various temperature ranges. I assume B and C are progressively lighter oils where C is something approximating Nyoil or sewing machine oil. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Seeking out an updated listing of current US ROLLEIFLEX Repairmen and Shops hat can handle the most complex repair to the simplest repair. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE HARRY FLEENOR nor MARK HAMA. I know both and I do use them for my repairs. AS a las resort I will use them for simple task. Just trying to set up a NEW AVENUE for USA Based Repairmen without acquiring any "Frequent Flyer Mileage" and EXCESSIVE & HIDDEN TARIFFS & VAT TAX...Paul Ebel, no reply from the numerous e-mails i send.Jimmy Koh is RETIRED, he only service what he sells.Bill Moretz of Pro Camera sold his business & is retired.Most Repairmen DO NOT STOCK any spare parts! ... See MoreSee Less