Auxiliary lenses, Rolleflex

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Bill Harrison, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Bill Harrison

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    My father, Ira Harrison taught commer. & color at NY School of Photog in the '50s...(REAL studios and such then..) HAD to be his darkroom assist. from age 12 to 18...Left his equipment to me incl a set of SUN Aux Wide & Tele lenses... for his, now our, Rolleflex. Anyone know the exposure factor(s)??? Thanks, Bill
     
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    I have the Yashica branded aux. lenses and these are probably similar to the "Sun" lenses.

    Yashica has the following recommendations:

    WIDE ANGLE:
    75% increase in view
    Makes lens a 58mm
    Values on the focusing scale are halved
    Yashica recommended "best" apertures f5.6-f11

    TELEPHOTO:
    50% decrease in view
    Makes lens a 113mm
    Values on the focusing scale are doubled
    Yashica recommended "best" apertures f5.6-f11

    NB: no exposure correction needed for either lens
     
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    AUX ROLLE LENSES

    Racer, Thanks for the help.....I'll post results, Bill
     
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    When I use my WA adapter the 'wide open' pictures give kind of a "HOLGA" look without the shortcomings of a plastic camera. When stopped down past f11 the image gets better at the edges but you get the characteristic Diane Arbus vignetting which does not bother me. Have fun.