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Rolleiflex 3.5F Image Examples..

Greg Allum , Oct 02, 2005; 04:19 p.m.

Hey

Just a quickie I'm thinking of buying a 2nd hand Rolleiflex 3.5F with Carl Zeiss lens but i know not much at all about them Wondering where i can find some examples of photos taken with this camera, just as a rough idea and also what peoples opinions are on these?

I generraly shoot portraits on 35mm, bw etc..

:) Thanks

Greg

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Berg Na , Oct 02, 2005; 05:01 p.m.

You can find some examples posted here: http://www.pbase.com/cameras/rollei/rolleiflex_35f. It's a great camera, lighter and more compact than the 2.8F, and the 75mm lens gives slightly wider coverage.

Jorge Jimenez , Oct 02, 2005; 05:05 p.m.

Go to Photo.net to the equipment tab then medium format then Rollei TLR and you will see some.

Robert Budding , Oct 02, 2005; 06:04 p.m.

Using a waist-level finder is much different than using an SLR. Do you know anyone who can lend you a TLR for a weekend?

I tried TLR's, but I found that I'm more comfortable with rangefinders and SLR's.

Robert

Victor Mayes , Oct 02, 2005; 06:15 p.m.

Here's a variety of photos:http://www.rollei-gallery.net/

alice guy , Oct 02, 2005; 06:16 p.m.

You can view photos by specific camera type over at photosig.com

Matt Needham , Oct 02, 2005; 06:25 p.m.

My website is full of photos taken with a Rolleiflex 3.5E with planar lens. It's a fantastic camera. www.mattneedham.com

Jim McBride , Oct 02, 2005; 06:34 p.m.

Greg: please take note of the fact that no picture reproduced on the Web by any means will ever do justice to a negative or a transparency made by a Rolleiflex TLR equipped with a Zeiss Planar or a Schneider Xenotar lens, presuming properly exposed & developed media. Both the f3.5 and the f2.8 versions of the lens are superb. I shot with both cameras for many years and (although I haven't tried everything else yet) I have not been able to find their equal. If you have the time, the Rolleis are simply the best.

Rich 815 , Oct 02, 2005; 06:37 p.m.

The lens on most Rolleiflexes will blow you away. I think the useablity for your style is a more important issue.

m elek , Oct 02, 2005; 06:47 p.m.

I don't know if I would agree that the 3.5F is more compact than the 2.8F, possibly slightly lighter but probably not by a huge amount. About the only differences are the lens and front plate. I believe they otherwise are mechanically and physically identical.

And the 3.5F is no lightweight at 46 ounces (nearly four pounds) or 1,304 grams.


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