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    So, the Rollei tele arrived from Adorama yesterday, and I must say that I place opening up boxes that have cameras (and especially Rolleiflexes) up there on the same level as Christmas morning. Glass and camera are very clean, but to my chagrin the shutter seized after 6 frames of the first test roll, so off it goes to Gerry Smith at Kindermann. Watch this space...

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    Repaired Rollei Tele back; kudos to Adorama.

    Follow up, fwiw. Gerry Smith did his usual great job of repairing my Rolleiflex tele, and Adorama refunded the cost of the repair, plus shipping, so all is well. I ran a roll of film this afternoon and the shutter and spacing are fine. Home-processed test shot attached. Kodak 160VC w/ Rolleinar .35
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    Lovely shot. The quality I love most about the Tele Rollei is the Sonnar can bite, or it can kiss.

    Have fun !

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    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
    Sonnar can bite,
    or it can kiss.
    A poet's heart.

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    I read somewhere (American Photo, 94) that Avedon would use a close up lens when he wanted to move in a bit more, or, switch to a Hass with a 150 when he wanted a tele lens. But I'd rather have the Rollei, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
    The quality I love most about the Tele Rollei is the Sonnar can bite, or it can kiss.

    Have fun !
    DF - Nicely put!

    Driving - of the handful of American Photo magazines I have, I have that Avedon issue too - a great issue. I wonder if Avedon used the Rollei tele for the 1965 shot of Bob Dylan? It sure has great depth of field and a real 3D quality.

    Sanders - are you using the Rolleinar 0.7 with your tele for those great headshot portraits? I've been keeping an eye out for a .7 Rolleinar, but they seem to be in the US$250 price range - I picked up a mint Nikon F5 body for about the same $$ not long ago! I have mixed feelings that the Rollei kit hasn't depreciated along similar lines...

    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM Bennett View Post
    Sanders - are you using the Rolleinar 0.7 with your tele for those great headshot portraits?
    To get really close, I stack a Bay III
    Rolleinar 1 on top of the 0.35 Tele
    Rolleinar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    To get really close, I stack a Bay III
    Rolleinar 1 on top of the 0.35 Tele
    Rolleinar.
    That's a neat trick, Sanders! How would that compare to the 0.7 tele in terms of closeness, light fall-off and DOF? Would you lose a stop or half-stop? Any parallax error with the addition of the Rolleinar 1? Thanks, Graham
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    Graham, the numbers explain the
    relationship among the Rolleinars.
    The 0.35 provides the weakest
    magnification, followed by the 0.70,
    then the conventional Rolleinar 1
    (which can be mounted directly
    on the Tele), then the 1 + the
    0.35, then the 1 + the 0.70,
    then a Rolleinar 2.

    In my experience, the parallax
    correction works correctly when
    you combine Rolleinars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    Graham, the numbers explain the
    relationship among the Rolleinars.
    The 0.35 provides the weakest
    magnification, followed by the 0.70,
    then the conventional Rolleinar 1
    (which can be mounted directly
    on the Tele), then the 1 + the
    0.35, then the 1 + the 0.70,
    then a Rolleinar 2.

    In my experience, the parallax
    correction works correctly when
    you combine Rolleinars.
    Thanks, Sanders! Makes perfect sense (d-uh!) when you explain it - kind of like the Metric system! I guess I'd presumed that with the special Rolleinars for the tele, the regular Bay III Rolleinars couldn't be used. I'll have fun experimenting, anyway. Thanks again for the very helpful replies.

    Regards, Graham

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