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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By JPD
You can make a "neck protector" (or whatever it's...

You can make a "neck protector" (or whatever it's called)like this:
https://jolielaide.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/JolieLaide2018-021.jpg


That's leather, but you can use a more cushioning...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By JPD
I think it's easier to just use the camera name...

I think it's easier to just use the camera name and model instead of the internal factory names. This camera should be a Rolleiflex 3,5 A, also called "MX" (in America). The namings the Rolleiclub...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-22-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
Posted By JPD
At the moment I have these Rollei's: Rolleiflex...

At the moment I have these Rollei's:


Rolleiflex Original, 3,8 Tessar.
Rolleiflex Standard, 4,5 Tessar
Rolleiflex Standard, 3,8 Tessar
Rolleiflex Standard, 3,5 Tessar
Rolleiflex Automat, 1937, 3,5...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By JPD
Was R08 a typo? I have never heard of it. Agfa's...

Was R08 a typo? I have never heard of it. Agfa's recipe 8 is a glycin based developer (a good one I may add, and sharp as Rodinal).
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-20-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By JPD
Yes, both Xenars are Tessar-type lenses with four...

Yes, both Xenars are Tessar-type lenses with four elements in three groups.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By JPD
Are you planning to use it?

Are you planning to use it?
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By JPD
That's a nice find! Only 5107 examples of the IIa...

That's a nice find! Only 5107 examples of the IIa Typ 150 were made because of the war. They came in three versions, with the 3,5 Ektar, 2,8 Xenon and 2.0 Xenon. They are rare, but not extremely...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JPD
The late ones have a cold shoe, and earlier ones...

The late ones have a cold shoe, and earlier ones have pegs for mounting an accessory cold shoe. Probably not easy to find.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JPD
I don't think that is correct. The Heliar has...

I don't think that is correct. The Heliar has some residual aberrations to give it its special character - smooth transition from in-focus and out-of-focus, an almost 3D effect, which makes it a...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-18-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By JPD
All Xenar lenses on the Retinas have four...

All Xenar lenses on the Retinas have four elements. The pre-war 2,8/50 Xenon has five elements and is a "Xenar" with an extra element.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-26-2019
Replies: 299
Views: 19,450
Posted By JPD
I had film flatness issues sometimes with my grey...

I had film flatness issues sometimes with my grey 4x4 Rolleiflex and Efke R100. I think it has to do with the camera and not the film used.
However, I have never had these issues with my 1938 4x4...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By JPD
The Hasselblad negatives should have two notches...

The Hasselblad negatives should have two notches on the left side of the negative, and the Rolleiflex negatives usually have tooth marks from the counter roller. ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By JPD
My 3,5 F has the six element Planar, and the...

My 3,5 F has the six element Planar, and the difference from the five element is that the fourth element is split in two to become an achromat with flat cemented surfaces. It's supposed to make the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-10-2018
Replies: 393
Views: 157,527
Posted By JPD
Mackinaw, that photo made me say for myself that...

Mackinaw, that photo made me say for myself that it's the first "reenactment" photo in the thread that looks believable. Then I read the date 1915.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-01-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,253
Posted By JPD
I have more old mechanical cameras than I can...

I have more old mechanical cameras than I can use. It's a hobby in itself. I can hold and admire them, the technology and workmanship. Can't do that with film, but without film the cameras can't be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-01-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,698
Posted By JPD
Digital is convenient. I can take a picture and...

Digital is convenient. I can take a picture and seconds after have it on my computer screen, ready to be saved on a hard drive, posted in an email or on a forum. I use a digital compact camera with a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By JPD
Here's a manual:...

Here's a manual: http://www.cameramanuals.org/rolleiflex/rolleiflex_standard_english.pdf


:)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By JPD
The early Rolleiflex Standard cameras had the two...

The early Rolleiflex Standard cameras had the two red windows, one for 117-film (B1) and one for 120-film (B2), and both had plugs that today are missing on many of these cameras.


Later cameras had...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By JPD
Yes, he has several accounts. Google them and you...

Yes, he has several accounts. Google them and you will find people warning for this seller, so it's no wonder that he changes his account names often. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By JPD
It is plain dishonesty in this case. The seller...

It is plain dishonesty in this case. The seller buys worthless stuff and use his laser engraving machine to add fake brand names or names of famous people or events to personal items. They sell like...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By JPD
Now the criminal is selling a Zorki-6 as a...

Now the criminal is selling a Zorki-6 as a Kriegsmarine Leica.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/323412816310


Let us report it and see if eBay does anything. I doubt it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By JPD
The asking prices are all over the place these...

The asking prices are all over the place these days. The best way to determine the value of one is in my opinion by finding out the model and condition of the camera in question, and then find...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By JPD
The "Hasselblad" got 31 bids and was sold for...

The "Hasselblad" got 31 bids and was sold for £250, and within a couple of days I am sure that the buyer will leave positive feedback. As always.


:bang:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By JPD
Suspicious Contax

Genuine Contax? :p

https://www.ebay.com/itm/123299783778

Hint: Look at his other items for sale. All of them are laser-engraved.

His alter-ego account is selling this "Hasselblad":...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-13-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By JPD
You don't need an accessory rangefinder if you...

You don't need an accessory rangefinder if you are good at guessing the distance. I have the Retina Ib and IB and the finders are great in both, easy to use with eyeglasses. I never use a rangefinder...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,256
Posted By JPD
Indeed. I'm using a 6,3/135 Goerz Dogmar, which...

Indeed. I'm using a 6,3/135 Goerz Dogmar, which is a dialyte, and it's razor sharp, while the 4,5/135 Tessar is only decent. I have mounted a 4,5/135 Dogmar on another plate camera, that I will try,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,522
Posted By JPD
Natural bloom has a rainbow shine, like oil in a...

Natural bloom has a rainbow shine, like oil in a puddle of water. The after-market coatings would be blue and uniform.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-06-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,256
Posted By JPD
There was a five element/four groups 2,8/50 and...

There was a five element/four groups 2,8/50 and 2,8/75 Xenar by Schneider. It's a Tessar type, but with the front element split in two to allow for better corrections. On the pre-war Kodak Retina II...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-15-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By JPD
There was the Rolleiphot irisblende made for a...

There was the Rolleiphot irisblende made for a couple of years in the 1930's. Most have the 28,5 mm slip-on mount. I had one for a short while, but stopping it down made the groundglass very dark....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By JPD
Wratten 2A - 2E:...

Wratten 2A - 2E: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wratten_number

I remember B+W having UV filters equivalent to Wratten 2A and 2B in their catalogue not long ago. I doubt there's much call for them...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By JPD
Correct. It's slightly tinted and more effective...

Correct. It's slightly tinted and more effective than clear UV filters. The exposure correction on the Rollei have half-stops, so it's -0,5 instead of -1/3. Also, how much exposure adjustment is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By JPD
TomN posted a picture of the original strap type...

TomN posted a picture of the original strap type for the C and D, and 3,5 B (MX-EVS). They don't have scissor clips.

However, I recommend a strong modern loop strap, like this:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By JPD
Some Rolleikin sets did come with the counter...

Some Rolleikin sets did come with the counter knob for use on the cameras that didn't have it from the factory. It's a bit of a jungle with all the models and types within the model series. :)



It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By JPD
Why? It's original and should be there. It was...

Why? It's original and should be there. It was sold with it. With 120-film it works like a normal spool knob.

I would rather find a spare plastic lock for the flash contact. It's missing.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By JPD
If it is an Automat type of Rolleiflex with the...

If it is an Automat type of Rolleiflex with the film-feeler mechanism, then it probably needs a cleaning and/or adjustment. Dried-up lubrication in the mechanism can make it slower to react, and if...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,981
Posted By JPD
One Rollei should be enough, but when you have...

One Rollei should be enough, but when you have two you can have them loaded with different films. Slow and fast, or B/W and Colour.

But you might also want a third, fourth and fifth one, or ten,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By JPD
The film feeler was one of the new features on...

The film feeler was one of the new features on the Rolleiflex Automat in 1937, together with the combined film advance and cocking of the shutter. It sped up the use of the camera considerably.

As...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By JPD
Go for it! It's much lighter than the later...

Go for it! It's much lighter than the later models, especially the 2,8 ones, and the uncoated Tessar is very sharp. Coated Tessars can look a bit harsh in the corners at full opening, and the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,151
Posted By JPD
I pronounce Rollei like the germans, but with the...

I pronounce Rollei like the germans, but with the northern swedish tip-of-the-tongue 'R'. Voigtländer = Foigtländer/Foktländer.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,609
Posted By JPD
Found it, and it's not a 3,5 F but a 3,5 E3. The...

Found it, and it's not a 3,5 F but a 3,5 E3. The E3 is basically an F, but with the EVS system and most of them were sold without a light meter. Some owners decided to add one later. The nameplate...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By JPD
Your rolls are probably from before Kodak changed...

Your rolls are probably from before Kodak changed the backing paper (or at least the printing on it).
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By JPD
I got this reply from Kodak three weeks...

I got this reply from Kodak three weeks ago:

"The 645 and 6x6 tracks are aligned to the ISO standard. They should be visible in any camera window.

We are in the process of printing backing paper...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-23-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By JPD
There are many filter brands that made push-on...

There are many filter brands that made push-on filters in this and other sizes. Heliopan, Lifa, Panchromar, Arnz, SOL, Zeiss Ikon, AGFA, Optochrom, Cenei, WATA... :)

B+W and Heliopan are the safest...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-23-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By JPD
6x6-film and 6x9-film were different back...

6x6-film and 6x9-film were different back then.

B1 - 6x6 (117) for six 6x6 shots per roll. The backing paper had markings for 6x6 only. The spool was thicker but the flanges had the same diameter as...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-21-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By JPD
In principle, yes. ;) I don't know why...

In principle, yes. ;) I don't know why Voigtländer made their filters like that. 32mm slip-on filters are easy to find if you want to use another brand.

This high quality B+W yellow filter should...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By JPD
The lens hood mount is meant to fit inside the...

The lens hood mount is meant to fit inside the filter and not on the outside.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-22-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By JPD
I second that. They stamp out the...

I second that. They stamp out the leather/leatherette to perfectly fit the camera. They sell leather for many Rollei models. Sorry, I don't have the link, but Google will find it for you.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By JPD
You met a classic camera user with bad social...

You met a classic camera user with bad social skills or a very shy one. They are rare birds, so consider yourself lucky rather than offended. ;)

I'm an OCD sufferer and it doesn't matter that I want...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By JPD
With a Rollei you just have to step out on the...

With a Rollei you just have to step out on the front lawn to get comments. It happened to me when I was taking pictures of my nephew on his tricycle. A mother and her children passed by and asked me...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By JPD
The backs on all Rolleis are very good (if they...

The backs on all Rolleis are very good (if they aren't damaged) so it would surprise me if you have a light leak. :)

The Old Standard models uses 28,5mm hoods and filters. There is also a special...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By JPD
I would guess 1937-41, because of the chromed...

I would guess 1937-41, because of the chromed parts instead of nickel, uncoated lens and two red windows for frame numbers.



The Novar weren't made by Carl Zeiss. Zeiss Ikon bought in the lenses...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-27-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By JPD
When you use a camera with the older set of...

When you use a camera with the older set of speeds (1-2-5-10-25-50-100-250) it's even more simple to use the old aperture scale. If your lightmeter reads 1/125 sec and f:8, use 1/100 and f:9....
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,651
Posted By JPD
Just get a 32 mm slip-on lens hood. It doesn't...

Just get a 32 mm slip-on lens hood. It doesn't have to be made by Kodak. Just put it on when you're going to use the camera. That's the normal Retina way.

Only the later c/C and b/B models had a...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,423
Posted By JPD
The rare 122! Congratulations! And you chose the...

The rare 122! Congratulations! And you chose the right man for the CLA job. Use it with care, because there are reasons why that winding lever was short-lived. You know that already since you know...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By JPD
Remember that it's the inner ring on the Ikontas...

Remember that it's the inner ring on the Ikontas that is for filters. It's made that way so the push-on filter won't cover the focus scale.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,255
Posted By JPD
When sensors become much cheaper I would like to...

When sensors become much cheaper I would like to see a Rolleiflex, small like the 4x4 model, with manual shutter/aperture controls and normal mirror and screen. Then an accessory digital display for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,927
Posted By JPD
All examples I have seen look like what you get...

All examples I have seen look like what you get with a cheap box camera. The focal plane turns into a sphere, and the physical vingetting only get sharper when stopped down.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,777
Posted By JPD
The seller was too optimistic, to say the least....

The seller was too optimistic, to say the least. He relisted the camera a couple of times and lowered the price. From $3000 down to $1700 but got no bids. He should be happy if someone wants to pay...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2015
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
Excellent! :cool: It's a II, type 5,...

Excellent! :cool:





It's a II, type 5, actually. Some authors of collector's books gave them letters that don't really fit the models. :) Nice example.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By JPD
Sounds like a good plan. They should have tested...

Sounds like a good plan. They should have tested it before they put it up for sale. My 3,5 F had a focus problem but I sent it back under warranty for getting it fixed, and it came back sharper than...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By JPD
No, you shouldn't have to do that. But it's an...

No, you shouldn't have to do that. But it's an easy adjustment to do by a Rollei repairman. It's up to you if you want to spend money on an adjustment (plus shipping) or sending it back to the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,455
Posted By JPD
Ah, yes. That's an old not so well known Rollei...

Ah, yes. That's an old not so well known Rollei trick, using the curvature of the front element to bend trees.

At one point F&H sold a mirror accessory so you could take photos in a 90º angle. And...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,008
Posted By JPD
I wish you could find the source, or at least the...

I wish you could find the source, or at least the diopter of the fresnel you use. Not all the fresnels you can buy will work. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,427
Posted By JPD
Your 2,8 D is also an Automat (automatic film...

Your 2,8 D is also an Automat (automatic film counter, the crank cocks the shutter while it advances the film). It's just that F&H stopped calling the Rolleiflexes "Automat" in the early 50's. After...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,948
Posted By JPD
John, I had a similar focus problem on an Ensign...

John, I had a similar focus problem on an Ensign Selfix folder, and the cause was that the shutter retaining ring was loose.

I have a RF Bessa with Heliar. I also had a Bessa I with Color-Skopar,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,427
Posted By JPD
Rollei TLR's are indeed simple to use and fun,...

Rollei TLR's are indeed simple to use and fun, and the cameras themselves look as good as the photos they can take. In my eyes the 2,8 D is the best looking of the 2,8's, though I wish it didn't come...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-04-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 43,940
Posted By JPD
The coated Xenar on the Retina I is a fine lens....

The coated Xenar on the Retina I is a fine lens. Very nice for both B/W and colour.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2015
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
Beautiful focusing Brillant and Superb! Those are...

Beautiful focusing Brillant and Superb! Those are rarely seen in use.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By JPD
Most people didn't use accessory rangefinders for...

Most people didn't use accessory rangefinders for their Retina I cameras, and they didn't have flash synchronisation either. The accessory shoe became standard on the Retina II starting in 1939 with...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,696
Posted By JPD
Yes, both Kodak and most users say that the image...

Yes, both Kodak and most users say that the image quality should be the same, and I believe them too. I may get another IIc (or IIIc) with Xenon someday.

When you test the lenses, please post the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,696
Posted By JPD
I have two IIc with both lenses in 2,8, and the...

I have two IIc with both lenses in 2,8, and the Heligon is sharper than the Xenon, but it could be due to sample variation. And the difference between the Curtar/Longar and Heligon-C 35/80 is the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,778
Posted By JPD
There are some examples on the homepage. Toy...

There are some examples on the homepage. Toy camera quality, so it's not for everyone.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By JPD
No, but found pictures of one after a search. It...

No, but found pictures of one after a search. It looks more like a novelty item than something really usable. It looks like it would be difficult to keep it in straight position on the lens, and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By JPD
Yes, it should be 37mm push-on. Many cameras use...

Yes, it should be 37mm push-on. Many cameras use this size, so hoods and filters should be fairly easy to find.

Welcome to the forum! Have fun with your Certo! When you have found the hood and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By JPD
I have an Ercona II, and have 37mm push-on...

I have an Ercona II, and have 37mm push-on filters and sun shade that fits it and other cameras I have, both medium format folders and 9x12 large format. I shoot colour with the Ercona, something it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-05-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 20,950
Posted By JPD
How did I miss this? Better replying late than...

How did I miss this? Better replying late than never:



Ground glass focusing only. I don't trust the distance scales nor the sportsfinder.

I have been very lazy the last couple of years, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,843
Posted By JPD
The earlier Rolleiflexes used a strap like in...

The earlier Rolleiflexes used a strap like in this illustration I made. All Rolleicords used them too. I don't recommend using the old original leather ones, for the obvious reason that they will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,843
Posted By JPD
Yes, a modern loop strap is a safer bet than the...

Yes, a modern loop strap is a safer bet than the old and maybe dry leather ones. I dropped a bellows camera after the case strap broke.

This type of straps can be found cheap:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,843
Posted By JPD
No. This is the correct strap for the 3,5 B....

No.



This is the correct strap for the 3,5 B. :) Here's a photo of the clips on my strap, in case the auction goes offline.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1374/1444708602_81edd9cb48_o.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By JPD
The Rollei Infrarot-filter is also a weak lens...

The Rollei Infrarot-filter is also a weak lens that compensates for the focus difference. That's why there is no IR-mark.

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mMowYU9a3vXvoFedn7Ve-GA.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 01-26-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,965
Posted By JPD
You may have to unscrew the front element...

You may have to unscrew the front element retaining ring to separate them. I don't have a IIa, but a few other Retinas. If it's oil on the lens you may need to use naphtha/lighter fluid. Anything...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 01-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By JPD
I'd suggest that you get the original Kodak...

I'd suggest that you get the original Kodak Retina filters if you're planning to use normal filters like yellow, orange and red. You can close the camera with a Kodak filter on. They are called 32mm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By JPD
Yes, they are very rare in this condition. 100%...

Yes, they are very rare in this condition. 100% original. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By JPD
Here's a guy who trimmed his 120-spools with a...

Here's a guy who trimmed his 120-spools with a nail clipper to fit :

http://www.ragarecords.com/photo/rolleiflex_original.html

And here's my Original Rolleflex....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By JPD
I have film loaded in my Original Rolleiflex, 120...

I have film loaded in my Original Rolleiflex, 120 rerolled on a 620 spool, and a 117 take-up spool. I've taken 9 shots on that roll many years ago, and it's been sitting on a shelf since then.

Ok, I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By JPD
I don't recommend a conversion to accept 620. It...

I don't recommend a conversion to accept 620. It can be done, but the Original Rolleiflex is an important part of the photographic history. Some were converted to 620 and got mechanical counters, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By JPD
The 117-spool is like the offspring of 120 and...

The 117-spool is like the offspring of 120 and 620 parents. The spool flanges are like the 620 and the spool core and spindle holes like the 120.

117-film is of the same width but shorter than...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By JPD
If you have an empty 117 spool, then use it as a...

If you have an empty 117 spool, then use it as a take-up spool and re-roll a 120 roll on a 620 spool and load the camera normally. When you have finished the roll unload the camera in the darkroom...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By JPD
Just use the tripod thread. If the screw on the...

Just use the tripod thread. If the screw on the tripod is too long, be careful so it doesn't break through the camera back! It can happen. I have cut out a piece of a rubber mat with a hole for the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By JPD
A viewing hood from a later model is the way to...

A viewing hood from a later model is the way to go if you want a magnifier with a larger diameter. It will fit. But be aware that the magnification is higher on the smaller one you already have. The...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,912
Posted By JPD
No, they are not.

No, they are not.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-31-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By JPD
It's a 1936 Rolleiflex Standard. The first owner...

It's a 1936 Rolleiflex Standard. The first owner must have used it a lot, and also had it synched for flash, and it must have been badly stored for decades. :(
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By JPD
So the non-serious enquiries go in here? How...

So the non-serious enquiries go in here?

How much would you sell a roll of Plus-X for? :cool:

That's a nice set of Rolleis there. I've had a Tele-Rolleiflex, and wanted a Wide-Angle. If I had the...
Forum: Other RF 08-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By JPD
I wonder what the camera designers were thinking...

I wonder what the camera designers were thinking when they made the finders in these cameras. The worst one I ever had was a post-war Certo Dollina. The finder was hopeless to use, and the camera...
Forum: Other RF 08-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By JPD
Good point. I will try it, because the finders on...

Good point. I will try it, because the finders on many old cameras are squinty, to say the least, and I wear glasses. I may get a 24x36 Kontur in the future.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 8,337
Posted By JPD
That's nice to hear. My 3,5 F had a focus problem...

That's nice to hear. My 3,5 F had a focus problem as well, but it went back for repair under warranty, and then it's been my sharpest camera for over 20 years.
Forum: Other RF 08-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By JPD
Using Voigtländer Kontur 6x9 finder for 35mm?

I have a Voigtländer Kontur finder for 6x9, and since 6x9 has the same aspect ratio as 24x36, I should be able to use it with a Kodak Retina, right? Are there reasons to why it wouldn't work?

There...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-03-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 43,940
Posted By JPD
Two Retina IIa. The one with the f:2 Xenon...

Two Retina IIa. The one with the f:2 Xenon arrived this week from Chris Sherlock after a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By JPD
No, they tried different focusing systems but...

No, they tried different focusing systems but they were not precise enough and could cause the front standard to wobble. They solved it with a three-spindle system for the Original Rolleiflex...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By JPD
If Nomadia is lucky, maybe just one of the...

If Nomadia is lucky, maybe just one of the notches on one of the screw "heads" needs to be adjusted correctly so it locks into place on the front standard.



Yes indeed. On many Standards the old...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By JPD
The Rolleiflex Standard models are very slow to...

The Rolleiflex Standard models are very slow to focus. The spindle mechanism is low-geared and you need to turn the focus knob back and forth many times before you're spot on. Sure, the precision is...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,857
Posted By JPD
No, you can't use the IIIs lenses on the IIIc. On...

No, you can't use the IIIs lenses on the IIIc. On the IIIc you only change the front components of the lens system, but the rear components stay the same.

I presume that your IIIc has the Schneider...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By JPD
Yes, I should have included the link to the site....

Yes, I should have included the link to the site. It's in japanese.

http://www.k5.dion.ne.jp/~furucame/MO3/GEM/Rolleiflex/P1.html

Put the link in Google Translate for a translation into the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By JPD
The Rolleiflex Standard internals don't look...

The Rolleiflex Standard internals don't look anything as in a Yashica.

http://www.k5.dion.ne.jp/~furucame/MO3/GEM/Rolleiflex/img0fb701d0zik0zj.jpeg

All four of the spindles must be in an exact...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By JPD
Yes, the Rolleicord III could be bought with...

Yes, the Rolleicord III could be bought with either lens. The Triotar is quite common on the early III's. F&H still bought lenses from Carl Zeiss Jena in East Germany in the early 50's.

I've never...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 8,337
Posted By JPD
I agree with Steve. It's probably something with...

I agree with Steve. It's probably something with the focus rails or the guides that's causing the problem. My pictures looked similar with a folding bellows camera, with a sloping shutter/lens...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By JPD
That's nice, Peter! :D Are you going to fix it up...

That's nice, Peter! :D Are you going to fix it up and use it, or just put it on the shelf?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-12-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,379
Posted By JPD
Not what you are looking for, but worth to...

Not what you are looking for, but worth to mention. Some early folders from the late 1910's till the early 1930's have interesting lenses like the Goerz Dagor, dialytes like Goerz Dogmar or Agfa...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,612
Posted By JPD
Ilford Pan F+ shot at 25 ASA and developed 25%...

Ilford Pan F+ shot at 25 ASA and developed 25% shorter than the recommended time for 50 ASA. Slow speed and nice tones and no grain.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By JPD
That exact model? Can you show post a picture of...

That exact model? Can you show post a picture of it? :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By JPD
Rollei's aren't Pokémons, so there's no need to...

Rollei's aren't Pokémons, so there's no need to catch them all. ;) But it would be nice if someone who is interested in the Rollei history get's it. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 10,381
Posted By JPD
Not all of them. The Xenon 2,8/50 mm on the...

Not all of them. The Xenon 2,8/50 mm on the pre-war Kodak Retinas is actually a five element Xenar.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 13,913
Posted By JPD
I have a Compur from 1916 that works great....

I have a Compur from 1916 that works great. Compurs are fine shutters, but they may need a CLA every 25 years, or 10 years if they are used professionally.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By JPD
Probably, and Zeiss couldn't deliver all the...

Probably, and Zeiss couldn't deliver all the lenses needed in the years just after the war. And thanks to that, F&H started buying lenses from Schneider.

I'm interested in that camera, but I already...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By JPD
Rare Rolleicord on eBay

I was looking on german eBay and found this strange version of the Rolleicord II, type 5:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/321452364305

Claus Prochnow mentions three versions in his book Rollei Report...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By JPD
I have one of the same model, but in near mint...

I have one of the same model, but in near mint condition. Maybe I should try to sell it to him for $2500?

It's possible that he mixed up Dollars with Yen. ¥2347 is around $25.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By JPD
Yes, the 3,5 A / MX from serial number 1.268.000...

Yes, the 3,5 A / MX from serial number 1.268.000 and forward have the back that accepts the Rolleifix. But it's always a good idea to check since the back could have been swapped for an older one as...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By JPD
With so many excellent replies I have nothing to...

With so many excellent replies I have nothing to add, except this: Yes, if your Rollei can use a Rolleifix, and you're going to use the camera on a tripod, get one! It's one of the best accessories...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By JPD
I don't think so. That would have harmed the...

I don't think so. That would have harmed the reputation of the Xenar lens as well of F&H and Schneider.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By JPD
The Rolleicord III and IV I had were never...

The Rolleicord III and IV I had were never capable of bitingly sharpness even stopped down though they were clearly in focus. And I had plenty of experience using Rolleis. The lenses were clean, and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By JPD
I hope so too. Don't forget to post your new...

I hope so too. Don't forget to post your new results. :) But not counting the lack of biting sharpness, it looks good in the corners at f:4. Not as unruly "bokeh" as I get with the three element...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By JPD
I wonder if you don't want another Rollei? When I...

I wonder if you don't want another Rollei? When I look at your photos they remind me of the Xenars I had in two Rolleicords (a III like yours, and a IV) that never were bitingly sharp. Most Xenars...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By JPD
You only need to find information about light red...

You only need to find information about light red and medium blue filters. Walz was a japanese brand, and should be ok.

The light red filter will darken the sky, water and foliage quite a lot,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By JPD
The Rollei - grün (green) filter is more like...

The Rollei - grün (green) filter is more like yellow-green and excellent for green foliage and with people in it. It also darkens the blue sky a little. Perfect in the summer.

There's also a Rollei...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,119
Posted By JPD
This model is called Rolleflex 3,5 A in Europe...

This model is called Rolleflex 3,5 A in Europe and 3.5 MX in America. K4A was the internal designation at the factory. And yes, it's a very, very, very good camera. The value depends on the over all...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By JPD
It's not a white face Vb, they look like this:...

It's not a white face Vb, they look like this: http://johnsrolleionlypage.homestead.com/Rolleicord_type_3_white_face_front_no_cap_resize.jpg

I wouldn't buy a Rollei with new custom leatherette done...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By JPD
I hope you are satisfied with the answers?

I hope you are satisfied with the answers?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By JPD
Just small changes, not enough to give it a...

Just small changes, not enough to give it a completely new model name. Be happy with your Type 2! There's nothing wrong with it. The Type 3 basically got a bigger shutter to fit the new lens...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By JPD
Just look if the camera has a groove around the...

Just look if the camera has a groove around the edge on the round aluminium thing on the bottom of the camera. That groove is made for accepting the Rolleifix.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,861
Posted By JPD
It always makes me glad when old classics have...

It always makes me glad when old classics have had a good CLA and/or repair so they can be used as they are supposed to be used!

Chris Sherlock CLA:ed a pre-war Retina IIa for me, and everything is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By JPD
It's one of those "didn't think of that moments"....

It's one of those "didn't think of that moments". It happens to us all. :D

Welcome to the forum! I hope you will stay and share your experience with your Rollei. I bought one around 1990 and liked...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,609
Posted By JPD
Originalremmen för Rolleiflex 3,5 B ser ut så...

Originalremmen för Rolleiflex 3,5 B ser ut så här: (The original strap for the MX-EVS looks like...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,245
Posted By JPD
I agree that there's no reason to get a Xenotar...

I agree that there's no reason to get a Xenotar or a 2,8 Planar when you already have a 3,5 Planar, if one isn't a collector or really need an extra camera. Those lenses are very similar, but the 3,5...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,576
Posted By JPD
Have you checked if there's oil on the shutter...

Have you checked if there's oil on the shutter leafs? That can cause this problem, which is quite different from a gummed up escapement.

If this is the case, you can fix it without removing the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By JPD
Proxar is a Carl Zeiss trade name for close-up...

Proxar is a Carl Zeiss trade name for close-up lenses of their make, and they exist in different mounts, not just for Rollei. There are Proxars for Hasselblad. Proxars were also sold as accessory...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By JPD
The Rolleicord V has bayonets on both lenses, so...

The Rolleicord V has bayonets on both lenses, so you can use the later two-piece Rolleinars. They have the prism and close-up lens in one unit for the viewing lens, and the normal close-up lens for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,059
Posted By JPD
Very nice results. Tessar and Ektar 100 seems to...

Very nice results. Tessar and Ektar 100 seems to be a good combination.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,171
Posted By JPD
Very nice 3,5 A. :) Yes it does!

Very nice 3,5 A. :)



Yes it does!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,014
Posted By JPD
Nice photos! It's a type 6, made for a short...

Nice photos!

It's a type 6, made for a short while before the III. The type 5 has a black front. The Xenar should be coated, but maybe the coating on the front element is damaged?

Here you can see...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-07-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 14,091
Posted By JPD
The original ground glass is easy to focus on, as...

The original ground glass is easy to focus on, as the grain size is "just right" and if the mirror is good. And it's brighter than in any pre-Vb Rolleicord since the viewing lens is a 2,8 instead of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6,779
Posted By JPD
That link will work if you remove the four...

That link will work if you remove the four asterisks.

The Rolleiflex 3,5 F I have film in at the moment has five aperture blades, and I shave with a Merkur 23c safety razor that I will use for the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
That's a Rolleicord II model/type 6. Made for a...

That's a Rolleicord II model/type 6. Made for a short while before the III.

There's no IId. The letter is just something collectors invented to use instead of numbering the types. "IId" would mean...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By JPD
The Compur-Rapid shutter has a booster spring for...

The Compur-Rapid shutter has a booster spring for 1/500, and you tension it when you set that speed. This picture explains...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-24-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
I have ordered a camera's worth of Christmas...

I have ordered a camera's worth of Christmas presents, and I don't get more money until mid December. :(

I have an excellent pre-war Rolleicord Ia, type 2, and a mint pre-war Rolleiflex Automat to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-23-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
I'm beginning to feel sick. Not sure if it's a...

I'm beginning to feel sick. Not sure if it's a cold or GAS. I wish I didn't sell my Tele-Rollei, but now I have more Rollei's than I can use. Maybe a Yashica, just to hold it and play with it. Nah,...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By JPD
Just use a tool so you can use the slots in the...

Just use a tool so you can use the slots in the lens ring and unscrew the lens group. And then screw it back in when you're done.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,876
Posted By JPD
It looks original. It's the same covering as the...

It looks original. It's the same covering as the later T's and Rolleicords used. So it's either from a special order for a black T, or maybe the owner had the leather replaced by a Rollei repairman...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By JPD
You would see improvements if you use a...

You would see improvements if you use a Rolleiflex with Planar or Xenotar, especially at large apertures. The Yashinon, Tessar and Xenar should look pretty much the same, but late Tessars and Xenars,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,876
Posted By JPD
According to Prochnow's Rollei Report 2, the...

According to Prochnow's Rollei Report 2, the serial number is indeed within the range of the grey first model of the T. No black variations are mentioned. It possible that it was given black leather...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-07-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
I'm not so sure about that. The real "white face"...

I'm not so sure about that. The real "white face" model should have the bigger focus knob with distance scales in both meter and feet.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By JPD
All 3,5 Planars after the Carl Zeiss serial...

All 3,5 Planars after the Carl Zeiss serial number 2753002 have six elements. The serial number 2380xxx on your camera is the Franke & Heidecke one. Look at the lens! ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
Wow, that's a nice find. I'm interested to see...

Wow, that's a nice find. I'm interested to see how the photos turn out with this camera and its fine six element Xenotar. :)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-11-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 20,950
Posted By JPD
Nice photos. :) Save the glass plates. They have...

Nice photos. :) Save the glass plates. They have the same thickness as the ground glass, so you can use the glass to grind your own.



If the front and rear elements are two cemented doublets they...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-28-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 20,950
Posted By JPD
Nice one! The Lens Collector's Vademecum suggests...

Nice one! The Lens Collector's Vademecum suggests that the Avus lens may be a reverse Tessar design, with the doublet in front (which makes sense if it was designen before the Zeiss patent expired)....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-28-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
The shutter button and lock aren't original...

The shutter button and lock aren't original either. It looks like the camera was upgraded in the early 50's. I would call it a "great user camera". :)

The one I posted pics of earlier is all...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-28-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 20,950
Posted By JPD
Thanks! With the camera on a tripod I decided to...

Thanks! With the camera on a tripod I decided to stop down the lens to f:9 to increase the depth of field. A 135mm lens is a bit long on a 6,5x9 camera, but it will still give you enough DOF stopped...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-28-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 20,950
Posted By JPD
BW400CN, nice colours with that Skopar and Reala....

BW400CN, nice colours with that Skopar and Reala.

I have a 9x12 and 6,5x9 Bergheil and three Avus 9x12, if I remember correctly, and a 6,5x9.

This is my 6,5x9 Avus but with a Goerz Dagor 6,8/130....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-26-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
I'm disappointed in myself. How did this happen?!...

I'm disappointed in myself. How did this happen?! :bang:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 10,381
Posted By JPD
Except for the f:4,5 Xenar used for a very short...

Except for the f:4,5 Xenar used for a very short while on the Rolleicord II. ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-23-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
My latest, a mint Rolleiflex Automat from 1939....

My latest, a mint Rolleiflex Automat from 1939. It came with its case and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 14,778
Posted By JPD
The normal 2,8 FX takes Bayonet III filters. The...

The normal 2,8 FX takes Bayonet III filters.

The 2,8 FX-N seems to take Bayonet IV hood and screw-in filters. It doesn't have an inner bayonet. I don't know the dimension, but of course you should...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-27-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,660
Posted By JPD
Very nice shots indeed! I have Fuji Reala in my...

Very nice shots indeed! I have Fuji Reala in my 3,5F and will try to shoot with the Planar wide open for a couple of shots, and maybe use a Rolleinar. The pics here are truly inspiring.



Pre-war...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By JPD
You mean the red window on the back? They dropped...

You mean the red window on the back? They dropped it when the Rolleiflex Standard became a 120-film only camera. The window on the back is for 117-film (B1) that only had markings for 6x6.

120-film...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-19-2013
Replies: 1,169
Views: 421,090
Posted By JPD
Nice shot. The Novar can be really good...

Nice shot. The Novar can be really good sometimes. But it's not a Carl Zeiss lens. Zeiss Ikon owned the Novar tradename, but they bought the lenses from makers like Steinheil, Hensoldt, OAS and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-15-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 9,185
Posted By JPD
It takes a 37mm push-on hood and filters. Here...

It takes a 37mm push-on hood and filters.

Here are two photos taken with my Ercona II with Tessar. Scanned from prints with a slight texture, so the negs are...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 7,610
Posted By JPD
Beautiful V. Just as how I would like it if I...

Beautiful V. Just as how I would like it if I still collected Rolleis.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,831
Posted By JPD
I've seen that, but on a IIc with Heligon. I gave...

I've seen that, but on a IIc with Heligon. I gave that camera away, which I regret today. I would have recemented it today, and gained that experience. ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 26,264
Posted By JPD
I too found the 2,8 Planar little less contrasty...

I too found the 2,8 Planar little less contrasty than the 3,5 Planar. I had a 2,8E but sold it and bought a late 3,5F and later also a 2,8F.

I have since sold the 2,8F. It was a fine camera, but I...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-13-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,937
Posted By JPD
It's probably meant to be pronounced like the...

It's probably meant to be pronounced like the Retina of the eye, like the maker of this video pronounce it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhnFYbD7Q7Y

I, however, pronounce it "Reteena". It makes it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 22,248
Posted By JPD
Eight Rolleiflexes and six Rolleicords.

Eight Rolleiflexes and six Rolleicords.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-08-2012
Replies: 7
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Posted By JPD
The IIa wasn't sold with the Xenar. Are you sure...

The IIa wasn't sold with the Xenar. Are you sure it isn't a Xenon? Heligon and Xenon should be on par, as member "PAN F" says, but there is some sample variation, so try them both and compare.

The...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,003
Posted By JPD
I keep my IIa (150) open. For some reason the...

I keep my IIa (150) open. For some reason the rangefinder refuses to show infinity at infinity most of the time it's opened. It then shows objects at infinity as 20 meters. This time I opened it,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,497
Posted By JPD
Rolleiclub is very good. :) However, it does...

Rolleiclub is very good. :) However, it does contribute to the confusion, since it combines the different camera model names that collectors gave them. For instance, there is no "Rolleicord IIb", it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,497
Posted By JPD
Different collector sites and books sometimes...

Different collector sites and books sometimes give the cameras different designations to keep them apart. It easily gets confusing. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,497
Posted By JPD
It should be a Rolleiflex 3,5 made between...

It should be a Rolleiflex 3,5 made between October 1949 - May 1951. It's also called "Rolleiflex 3,5 X" in America, because it has X-synch only. They all have coated Tessars or Xenars.

The internal...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By JPD
The 3,8 and 4,5 Rolleiflex Standard models were...

The 3,8 and 4,5 Rolleiflex Standard models were made between 1932-35. And the 3,5 model was made 1934-38.

I have them all, and it's very important that they have nice clean mirrors and groundglass....
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,174
Posted By JPD
"Richtige Retina-Ratschläge" by Wolf H. Döring. A...

"Richtige Retina-Ratschläge" by Wolf H. Döring. A book with advice, from the 1930's.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By JPD
The "rocking" you feel is from the force of the...

The "rocking" you feel is from the force of the mechanism that cocks the shutter. I can feel it on my pre-war Automat and Rolleiflex 3,5B (MX-EVS). Both are in very good condition. But the lens board...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-29-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By JPD
It is, of course, possible to decement, clean and...

It is, of course, possible to decement, clean and recement the lens group yourself. I would use Canada Balsam for cementing them instead of the modern stuff that hardens into something like epoxy.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,933
Posted By JPD
It is a true White Face made in the 1970's. The...

It is a true White Face made in the 1970's.

The 2,8F used a different batch of serial numbers than the 3,5F. The serial numbers of the 3,5F during the same period where 2850XXX or thereabouts.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,681
Posted By JPD
No, if a light meter is installed or removed the...

No, if a light meter is installed or removed the only difference on the outside is the nameplate (the transparent thing for the selen cell or a black insert there) and the meter needle housing on the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,681
Posted By JPD
I agree. It can be called a "replica made from...

I agree. It can be called a "replica made from real Rollei parts". I would personally pay less for that than for a non-White Face with original parts.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 14,778
Posted By JPD
Yes, but this FX-N has a 2.8/80 lens and Bay...

Yes, but this FX-N has a 2.8/80 lens and Bay IV.

http://photorumors.com/2012/09/11/new-cameras-from-rolleiflex-hy6-mod2-and-fx-n/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 14,778
Posted By JPD
It looks like the new Rolleiflex uses Bayonet IV....

It looks like the new Rolleiflex uses Bayonet IV. Maybe it's needed for the closer focus capability, or perhaps the lens has a new design.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,681
Posted By JPD
Yes, you are right. It is a "LEGO Rolleiflex" in...

Yes, you are right.

It is a "LEGO Rolleiflex" in that the front has obviously been replaced with a spare part. It's not a fake though, since the serial number is on the name plate and not on the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-05-2012
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
It's a Rolleiflex 3,5 A, and I see you also have...

It's a Rolleiflex 3,5 A, and I see you also have a Rolleicord V. (The "K4A" and "K3C" were the codes the factory used internally, and not the public model names).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-04-2012
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,667
Posted By JPD
This camera came with the mail yesterday. A...

This camera came with the mail yesterday. A Rolleicord Ia, type 2, in very good shape. The mirror seems to be new, and the shutter works at all speeds. Lenses free from scratches. The paint looks...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,586
Posted By JPD
I got a pre-war Retina back from Mr. Sherlock...

I got a pre-war Retina back from Mr. Sherlock last week, and the viewfinder is now so clear I first had to look closely if the glass was still in there. :D

My Ib was my favourite Retina for a long...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,491
Posted By JPD
I recommend a nylon/neoprene loop strap. They are...

I recommend a nylon/neoprene loop strap. They are very strong and will not scratch the camera.

http://www.procameragear.com/catalog/images/jjc-strap-bk.jpg

I don't use a filter for protection, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,303
Posted By JPD
As Kirk said, load the camera correctly, wind...

As Kirk said, load the camera correctly, wind until (1) appears in the red window on the bottom and then close the window, and engage the counter by pressing the button above the crank. Then you're...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-27-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,003
Posted By JPD
My IIa with Xenon f:2.0 arrived today from Chris...

My IIa with Xenon f:2.0 arrived today from Chris Sherlock, the Retina repair expert and forum member, after a full overhaul. The rangefinder now works correctly and the shutter runs as new. The...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By JPD
I've had a couple of folders that needed focus...

I've had a couple of folders that needed focus adjustment.

I remove the focus ring and focus the front element on infinity on a groundglass at the film plane. Then I tape a strip of paper with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-22-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 26,267
Posted By JPD
I finally developed the film. It's drying at the...

I finally developed the film. It's drying at the moment. The negatives look good. I hope it doesn't take another year before I print them. :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By JPD
My amateur guess is that the Planar and Xenotar...

My amateur guess is that the Planar and Xenotar are more susceptible for vignetting and need more clearance in front of the lens.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By JPD
Wonderful! Doesn't it make you want a Rollei now,...

Wonderful! Doesn't it make you want a Rollei now, or are you still going to have your YashicaMat CLA'd? ;)

The plane is a Mustang? A couple of weeks ago I heard and then saw a propeller plane coming...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,563
Posted By JPD
Maybe the earlier owner had a bad example of the...

Maybe the earlier owner had a bad example of the Industar lens, or maybe the front element was cracked by an accident, and found a 1940 Tessar to replace it with. The Industar is a copy of the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 13,423
Posted By JPD
It's thin metal and bends very easily if you...

It's thin metal and bends very easily if you don't know that you must press the button under the lens before folding the camera.

http://oi45.tinypic.com/10zpaj9.jpg



This "strut" is only on the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 13,627
Posted By JPD
Yes! I even use a Scotch Magic tape surface for...

Yes! I even use a Scotch Magic tape surface for the viewing screen in my 6.5x9 Voigtländer Bergheil. The reason is that the film plane is appr. 0.5 mm inside the frame the groundglass rests against....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 13,627
Posted By JPD
Yes. In my Zeiss Ercona II the film is pressed...

Yes. In my Zeiss Ercona II the film is pressed against small bumps, and the spaces between them work like airducts. My Weltax has another type of airduct. I've never had a problem with the bellows...
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