Rolleiflex TLR Accessories
I'm looking for a little information on a Rolleiflex TLR I picked up - especially around close-up accessories.
My camera is a Bay 1 Rolleiflex, serial 1719847 and it seems to be in fine working order based on the few rolls I have developed to date.
Does anyone have information on the Rolleinar #1 Close-up filter set? I would like to get full-frame portrait shots but the current close focus distance is 3 feet. The lens is a Xenar f3.5...
If you have information on this camera (date made, etc) or the use of the filter set please take a second to post them here.
Rolleiflex TLR Accessories: Rolleinar I and II
This is my first post on APUG. I have been lurking in the background, but not contributing. I have the same camera that you have. The serial number is 1711574 and it is in mint condition. I had it serviced by a Rollei expert to insure that it will perform flawlessly. Old grease and lubricants tend to gum up when cameras are not used. My model also has the Xenar 75mm lens. I have the camera's original manual and Rollei's "The Practical Accessories" guide from the same year. I got the following information from it for the 75mm lens with a Rolleinar 1 lens set. The effective focal length becomes 71mm and the focusing range in inches is 17.75 to 39.5. I believe Helen B. made a slight, but honest mistake in her information for the 80mm lens effective focal length when using a Rolleinar 1. My "Practical Accessories" guide states that the effective focal length is 76mm not 72mm. When using a Rolleinar 2 the effective focal length for a 80mm lens is 72mm. By the way, Helen's answers on APUG are awesome. I am very impressed with her knowledge and dedication. With a Rolleinar 2 and 75mm lens the focusing range is 12.125 to 19.75 inches and the effective focal length is 68mm. With a Rolleinar 2 and 80mm lens the focusing range is 12.5 to 19.75 inches. The camera model you have is a MX-EVS (Type 2) model and Helen is correct on the years. Hope this helps.