Quesion for Rollei TLR users

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Quesion for Rollei TLR users

Postby pirateoversixty » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:04 pm

I have had this camera for years: a 2.8f from the Honeywell years. Any way, I have never had the occasion to use this function, but have been unable to locate a T or B setting on this thing. Want to do some long exposure, available darkness work with it. Would appreciate some help with this. Thanks in advance.
Jim


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Re: Quesion for Rollei TLR users

Postby darkroomphotography » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:46 pm

http://www.foto.no/rolleiflex/Rollei-10.html
Here you can reed about your camera.

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Postby pentaxpete » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:54 pm

I have such a camera too: on the shutter speed dial there is a section in GREEN with numbers- you can set it anywhere in the green and you will get 'B'exposure setting; use a cable release with a lock if you want to give quite long exposures.
Got COMPUTERISED and 'slightly Digitised Pentax K10D' but FILM STILL RULES !

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Postby pirateoversixty » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:55 pm

Thanks for replies. I got it now.

Just curious. How many 2.8f and 3.5f users are out there, and how often do you use them? Mine was only in fair shape when I got it many years ago. Bought it from a wedding photographer who went Hassy. I don't use it as much as I should, but have been getting good results with 35mm b&w souped in Buetler's (@ 65 deg., thankyou mr bowzart). I invite Ornello to chime in with his opinion on this formula if he has one, and he usually does.

Lets hear it from the Rollei users!!!!!!!!
JIM

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Rollei users

Postby pentaxpete » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:06 pm

Yes, I have 2.8F Planar (1961),3.5F Planar (1962-3)and a Rolleicord Vb f3.5 Xenar (1962) I USE them all with REAL FILM! I went to the 1940's Severn Valley Railway re-enactment weekend with my 'cord Vb loaded firstly with Ilford XP2 Super 400ASA and when it ran out loaded with 1996 Kodak T-max 100 rated at 50ASA as it was old and got some good photos. I developed XP2 in C41 and T-Max 100 in Crawley's Acutol S Formula 1+1 for 9 mins @ 68oF and got good negs.
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1940's Loung/Kitchen T-max 100 1/30th at f6.3 + small amount flash.
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1940's couple-T-max 100 + small amount Mecablitz 45CT1 flash
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The guard whistling off the train: XP2 Super no flash fill.
The sepia ones I toned in PhotoShop 7
Got COMPUTERISED and 'slightly Digitised Pentax K10D' but FILM STILL RULES !

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rollei user

Postby pirateoversixty » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:38 pm

Well, Pete, I guess you and I are the only ones that use Rollei tlrs. Very nice pix with the 'cord. Do you follow any Rollei user groups?
Jim

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Postby pentaxpete » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:22 am

Pirate; thanks for your message : I don't belong to 'Club Rollei' as it was but I have found their site once - it has moved from Jersey - I have found the 'Rollei White Face'collection site and a site with the serial numbers and dates of Rolleis.
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Postby cblkdog » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:51 pm

Hi, don't think you are the only Rollei users out there, at least there's me.
I've got a Rolleiflex T I picked up in high school in the early 70's, great camera. Wish I had the money for another but maybe someday. I shoot mostly b/w. Keep shooting film.

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rollei user

Postby pirateoversixty » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:30 am

Film it is!!!
I have probably wasted more film on old folders than I should, but I guess it is the challenge of trying to get the same quality image that I could have gotten if I had just used the Rollei. For some reason the Rollei is my "go to " camera whenever I want to do some serious shooting. This year I had to replace the side meter housing. The plastic window got broken somehow. Anyway that old built in meter is still within a half stop of my hand held Sekonic digital. Would like to replace the back as it is a little bent. This could be alittle tougher to come by.
Jim


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