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    p.s. If you really shop carefully you might be able to beat that $40 price, but it would take a lot of careful shopping. It really isn't a bad price to pay for the security and convenience. IMHO, of course.

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    Thanks Brian, you brought it to the point. For me it is mostly easiness of operation. Sliding the TLR into the Rolleifix is so much more rapid than screwing it onto the tripod, so the Rollei can be taken on and off the tripod in an instant. It´s simply the best quick release solution I have ever experienced.

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    Thanks for the clarification on both tripod use and the Rolleifix. Since I've converted my everyday tripod to Arca-Swiss, I already have a quick release option. I'm curious, however, about reloading film with the Rollei attached to a tripod. I'm assuming the Rolliefix allows this option? Most interesting, as it beats holding the camera in one's lap.

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    No... Rollei TLR must be removed from tripod to load film. The Rolleifix just makes it easier to remove and replace the camera onto the tripod as opposed to screwing it on and off.

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    In which case the Rolleifix wouldn't offer any advantage, as I already attach the camera with a quick-release plate.

    Thanks for everyone's help with this issue, especially Brian Shaw. I'll use the strap I put together for DSLRs and not chance damaging the Rollei.

    Thanks again,
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    The Rolleifix is more than just a quick release plate. The Rolleiflex backs bend easily, and the Rolleifix protects the back from stress.

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    I put an Arca plate on the bottom of my Rolleifix. It's a Markin plate, designed for a DSLR. It has a notch between the two upward pointing tabs that stop camera rotation. The Rolleifix quick release lever can rotate freely because of this notch.

    So going on and off the tripod uses the Arca plate. To change film, the camera comes off the Rolleifix.

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    Do not know if the Rollflex has the same mounting lugs as the Rollcord, but took the cheap Yashka twin lens strap and put it on the Rolleicord. Works good, although it is made of plastic better than no strap at all.

    Mike

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    watch out for scarring up your camera if that is important to you.
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    Here is a picture of a Rolleifix where someone has filed off the nubs to avoid scratching up his camera. Problem with this is that if you file off the nubs the Rolleifix no longer gives support against bending the back.
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