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    Thinking about a 2nd Rollei

    So I have had a Rolleiflex for a while and I Love the thing. My absolute favorite camera to use and carry around. I just found someone who has one and wants to sell it for 400 Shekels (about $112). I'm thinking if its in Good shape and works it will be worth buying to have a 2nd body. Plus as I recall Rolleis are going up in value these days

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    A photographer cannot be too rich, to happy, or have too many Rollei cameras.

    Go for it.

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    I have a beautiful Rolliecord Vb, which I'm thinking of getting a bigger brother for. I keep looking at RolleiFlex 3.5f's...

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    At that price... don't be thinking too long now.
    As Uhner quite rightly says "Go for it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach in Israel View Post
    So I have had a Rolleiflex for a while and I Love the thing. My absolute favorite camera to use and carry around. I just found someone who has one and wants to sell it for 400 Shekels (about $112). I'm thinking if its in Good shape and works it will be worth buying to have a 2nd body. Plus as I recall Rolleis are going up in value these days
    Which model is it Zach? Do you know the serial number? Rolleis have been around since 1928, almost all the post-war models are good to use if in good condition, but $112 is [suspiciously?] cheap.

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    David

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    If its in a good condition and the money is not hard to part by,
    don't hesitate. A photographer can never have too few good cameras.

    Btw, if you don't decide against it or there is another Rolleiflex to be found,
    I am in the market for one and won't trouble me to pay the shipping from next door
    neighbors.
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    I like having two and Rolleis are pretty good investments especially at that price. With two you can send one in for overhaul and still have one to use.

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    I just bought myself a second Mamiya M645j so that I could have two different types of film or whatnot as the film chargers are in the body itself and I cannot interchange backs. So if for no other reason, a second body would give you more versatility. Besides, a second body never hurts. The camera bag shines more when you open it.
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    The wife said OK, I'm going to buy it if it looks good.



 

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