Back home for Christmas, I was chatting about photography with my friend Jordan, who encouraged me to dust the camera off, find some film, and start experimenting.
Suddenly curious, I browsed some online hobbyist sites and learned that the camera was made between 19 in Germany.
The later models have a larger focusing screen compared to the earlier models: Later models are mainly 64mm*68mm Later models include Rolleflex 3.5-E2, 3.5E-3, 2.8E-2, 2.5E-3, 3.5F, 2.8F, Tele, Magic, Magic II, Wide Angle, Rolleicord Vb, basically all these come with removable viewing hood.
Recently I got hold of a precious camera old timer.
Full-size ground glass focusing screen without condenser.
Film advance indicated by counter after initially setting to 1 in red window, not coupled to shutter.
But several technological generations later, a Rollei makes for a fairly unusual sight.Yet they are one of the best cameras of their time.Just like Lomography's Lubitel it has a scale on the back helping the Photographer out with exposure charts. The taking Lens of that Model is a Zeiss Triotar 4,5/75mm with screw mount filter.I feel that this shift is already making me a more conscious photographer, and that my "new" equipment is pushing me to view the world in new ways.Here are some of my early efforts—you be the judge!
The high cost, plus the fact that each roll only holds 12 photos, has encouraged me to accelerate the mental rewiring that is necessary to transition from digital to film.