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One of the best
17-JUN-2008 Harrison McClary

One of the best

AnnLT just got herself a Rolleiflex 2.8D. I commented on how much better than mine hers looked and she asked to see a photo of my old 3.5, so I shot it tonight. Mine is not as nice as the 2.8D was, but it is still a nice old camera. Mine was sometime in the early 50's. I think Rolleiflexes were probably the best TLRs made.

If you have one and want to know the date it was made go here.

I lit this photo by using the overhead room lights then used my little LED flashlight for a spot to hit the upper lens on the camera.

Photo Harrison McClary

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
1/13s f/3.5 at 16.8mm iso200 full exif

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Gabor S19-Dec-2009 02:39
These cameras are beautiful made pieces of art, definitively amongst the best cameras ever made.
Jean-Luc Elias18-Apr-2009 20:20
You are very right: one of the best ever, certainly if you have a Planar lens ! V
Guest 12-Sep-2008 04:39
There is nothing better than a Rolleiflex TLR ...
Monte Dodge22-Jun-2008 02:09
LOve it!!! vote
Kaden Kratzer18-Jun-2008 06:40
Nice. This is getting contagious. BV
Ann LT18-Jun-2008 04:33
He (or is it she :D ) looks quite lovely,Harrison. You've kept him/her in great shape.
Looks like you got the thumbs up from Professor Colin too,which is always good! ;)

I see you got a couple of rolls of film there. How about loading one in,huh? huh?

btw,I really like that leather strap you've got there.
Mine didn't come with a strap. I bought an Op/Tech strap (doesn't look very retro but they say it lightens the weight by 50%).

Russ Rose18-Jun-2008 04:28
Remember shooting with this type of camera and how much detail the negative would produce.
Barry Ailetcher18-Jun-2008 03:48
I have a nice 2.8 rollie for sale
Colin Clarke18-Jun-2008 02:10
Nicely lit, Harrison. ;-) This is a nice 'un, too.

The 3.5 Zeiss Tessar was a standard bearer for many years, and of course the Tessar construction has been copied many times over. Although the bigger 2.8 aperture was sought after then because of the slower films speeds, today, with super sharp 400s available in MF, there is no real penalty. f8 and be there.