Fatherhood Um… Wednesday: Rolleinar And Rolleipar

Quite some time ago Wellington street photographer Julian Ward lent me a Rolleinar 1 and a Rolleipar for use with my Rollei. The Rolleinar 1 acts as a close up lens meaning you can get much closer than the Rollei’s 3.5 feet close focusing range. The problem with this is that since you are looking through the “viewing” lens which sits above the “taking” lens you get parallax which means the image you are seeing doesn’t correspond to what the camera sees. Thats where the Rolleipar come in. The Rolleipar bends the light so that both lenses see the same thing.

Anyway I finally managed to find an occasion to test this out when the girls had their faces painted at a writers week event in Civic Square a couple of weeks back.

Next step is to take it to the street now I know how it works 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Rolleinar 1 close up filter, Rolleipar paralax correction Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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