Rolleiflex Action

This week at work someone dropped in a Rolleiflex TLR camera that they didn’t want because it wasnt working and the taking lens had some chips out of it where someone had tried to fix an earlier problem.

Now this doesn’t sound the best but if you have ever handled one of these cameras it’s a pretty awesome piece of mechanical engineering. It also had the bonus of having a 35mm adaptor which when I took a couple of test shots means that you don’t get any loss of image quality from the marks on the lens!

Anyway took it to a camera repair guy today and he is going to reseat the lens and tidy it up a bit so hopefully later this week I will get it back and be ready to go shoot.

I will post pics of the camera when I get it back 🙂

These 2 shots were only test so sorry they aren’t more interesting 🙂 These are actually taken when the lens wasnt seated properly so hopefully will be sharp as when I get it back.

Must remember to see what is leaving the scratch down the entire neg…

Rolleiflex 2.8e, 80mm Zeiss Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film


5 responses

  1. Greg

    Curious where you took it for repair. I just bought a Mamiya C330 and had some refurb work done by Phil Jacobs. This is the second camera he’s done for me and I continue to be impressed with his service.

    I pushed a test roll through it last night but haven’t been able to process it yet. Fingers crossed.

    10/08/2010 at 08:56

    • I also took it to Phil Jacobs. I think hes probably the only person I would take something like this to. I get to go pick it up tomorrow YAY!

      10/08/2010 at 19:55

  2. I have several TLR’s, a couple Rolleis and a few others. Love ’em!

    10/08/2010 at 09:22

    • Watch this space cause hopefully there will lots more pics from them 🙂 Testing starts tomorrow.

      10/08/2010 at 19:56

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