For this issue, I set myself a task for which I had not fully appreciated the work load before I started. Well I have finished although I could still add more but for now, the magazine is late enough being completed. Thank you for your patience!

That over, Steve the printer man returned and after a ream of A3 paper and six hours on site, resolved the centre gutter issue. It turns out the "collate" box needs to be ticked. That took a long time to determine but it is only one box out of probably one hundred others. He informed me that collate is a legacy feature from printers with no memory where the computer had to determine the order in which the pages were sent to the printer. To use that option with modern printers can cause big problems; e.g. ten copies of a ten page document can result in 100 of one page.

Until this new printer came along, I had learnt that 'collate off' was the safe way to go and never had a problem. Steve and I agreed on that one, until now that is. This new printer has been programmed to work in the old fashioned way and nobody said anything. An updated printer driver made things worse and had actually removed many excellent functions. Now the old driver has been reinstalled and with the collate box ticked, my blood pressure is returning to normal.

I cannot remember what has happened since I met some of you at Photographica in May. The weather has not been conducive to photography. I have planned two photos but I am being patient waiting for conditions to be kind to me. I am hoping that September will be the month to bring success.

I went to a local camera fair in June and spotted a 1952 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 532/16. It is a 6x6, 11 exposures, coupled rangefinder bellows camera, and built like a tank. I bought it and sent it to Newton Ellis for an overhaul. Now returned, I have to take it out when the weather settles. When I put it in my coat pocket - when folded it is quite suitable for that - I will walk with a severe shoulder roll and I will yaw violently into the path of anyone nearby.

Harry Kitchen wrote to me recently about using Konica 750 infrared film and totally coincidently mentioned one of his favourite cameras, the "magnificent 11-on Zeiss "Tiger Tank" Super Ikon 530/16" from 1937. Mine is a later model with combined coupled rangefinder/viewfinder; Harry's has a separate coupled rangefinder window.


  • Front Cover: Yacht in the harbour at Bosham by Tony Cowan.
  • In Passing by David Morgan
  • Exterior of BBC Scotland by Tony Cowan
  • The 1970's Rollei's venture into medium format electronics by John Wild
  • Chippenham - May 2017, photos by David Morgan and John Wild
  • Kodak Brownie 127 by John Wild
  • A Small Corner of West Somerset by Hadyn Butcher
  • Rolleiflex users
  • Your Forum
  • Rolleigrafie camera report Rollei SL66
  • Rear Cover: Michael Coles - The Boston Tea Party, Colin Wilson - Cluttered Yard

Two Head Studio Flash Equipment

by Donald Neale

I have two head Studio Flash equipment I wish to sell. A list of all the items is available and can be posted to any interested person! The kit is quite comprehensive and I am looking for a quote of £199.00 ono! I am quite willing to negotiate. Buyer collects! – Reply to the post […]

How do I value/sell a Rolleicord Type1

by Brian Hall

I have a Rolleicord, (inherited from a relative), and am considering selling it. Could you advise me on any reliable routes for valuation/sale? I believe it is a Type 1, details as follows: Serial No:1167865 with 75mm, f3.5 Ziotar lens, Zeiss Jena Compur Rapide. The camera is in excellent condition/working order and has original, virtually […]

Club Rollei User – Issue 45

by John Wild
CRU Issue 45 Cover

Bosham proves to be a photo lovers dream with not only stunning scenes for the taking, but many galleries showcasing the skills of some well known photographers. John shares his favourite galleries and considers his collection.

Club Rollei User – Issue 44

by John Wild

Waders and waterproof tripods are the order of the day in Bosham… That is not the only thing coming back into fashion in Issue 44 of Club Rollei User.

Club Rollei User – Issue 43

by John Wild

Autumn and Winter have flown by and the weather has not provided the best opportunities for photography. At least a pump and a white wall can be reliable fodder for the frustrated photographer!

Club Rollei User – Issue 42

by John Wild

John takes advantage of being stranded in Bosham to capture some twilight photos… The skill is being in the right place at the right time for the photo opportunity and also so you don’t flood your car!

Club Rollei User – Issue 41

by John Wild
"Alina" by Carlos Manuel Freaza

John takes his Rollei equipment on an outing in Worcester. Find out about his ‘successful’ trip and see the surviving photos on the back cover of the magazine.

Peter Moyse

by David Morgan

It is with deep sadness that we record the passing of Peter Moyse quite suddenly on 27th April 2016 following a heart attack.

Club Rollei User – Issue 40

by John Wild

With the 40th issue representing 10 years since John and David took over as editors, John reminisces on some of the earlier issues and plans to keep Club Rollei User going for many more years to come.

Club Rollei User – Issue 39

by John Wild

DW Photo GmbH opened in May with some good demand for their products. John is also interested in your anecdotes and classic photos to keep the magazine full and published quarterly…well at least 4 times a year.