As I am typing this, the sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky. I always find that on days such as this, everybody is cheery and in high spirits. It has been commented that even I have been known to find a smile!

Firstly, I must thank all those who have submitted articles since David’s appeal. They are excellent and will be of interest to our other readers. There has only been space in this issue to print a few but do not worry, they are held over for next time. If your article does not appear here, it is just that I try to include a variety of topics in each edition.

Although I have a number in the pipeline, please continue to submit your articles because it means that I can fit the pieces into the quarterly jigsaw puzzle more easily!

Since the last issue, we have had a meeting in Tenterden. There were not many attendees but it is good to meet enthusiasts from other parts of the country and to discuss our various interests. I like to organise our spring meetings in different areas that, to me, always seem too far away but it is certainly worth the effort to visit such lovely locations to meet other members, and to take advantage of so many photographic opportunities.

I hardly ever find time to dust off a camera and go out to take photographs, so events such as these biannual meetings stir me into action and I quickly realise how much I like using my collection of Rolleis. I tend to favour a TLR because it is relatively light, self contained, compact and quick and easy to adjust – and of course attracts many comments from passers by who remember their parents or grandparents using a Rollei; I do not know whether to take as a compliment or not.

The weather was fair overall so we spent a good deal of time outside (including for lunch and early evening drinks!). Some photos from the places we visited are printed in this issue and more will be included in the next issue.

On the topic of cameras failing to work, I lent my son my Nikonos when he went diving in the Red Sea. It jammed up, so when he got home, I removed the film in a changing
bag and, when rewound, I loaded it into my baby 35T to finish the last dozen frames. I forgot how brilliant these little cameras are. Besides being compact, the results are amazingly sharp and the meter gives well exposed photos


Front Cover: “Sissinghurst” by Peter Moyse
3 Steve Barham relates
4 The Enlargers in my Life by Jim Graves
6 Leica enlargers
7 Film Supply by David Morgan
8 A 4×4 Rolleiflex in Retrospect by Malcolm Peaker
10 Ferrania and Postal Auction
11 Human Rangefinder Calculator by Thomas Achtemichuk
12 Your Forum
13 Agfa Rondinax by Malcolm Peaker
14 The day has come by Ian Parker
18 The Rollei Pocketline 200 by David Morgan
22 A Photographic Experience at Chichester Cathedral by by Dáithí ó Scannláin
26 The Rolleiflex 2.8FX-N by David Morgan
28 Tenterden, April 2014 Photos by Peter Moyse and David Morgan
30 Photomicrography by Fred Nicholson
31 Linna Xu won the Packaging category of the 2010 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Rear Cover: Tenterden, April 2014 photos by David Morgan and John Wild

Club Rollei User – Issue 32

by John Wild
Just Fishing by Anthony Sandles

John is frustrated by the Murphy’s law of camera market fairs… When you want it, you can’t find it! The floods come to Bosham, is he prepared to risk his Rollei to get some photos?

Club Rollei User – Issue 31

by John Wild
"A Walk in Winter" by Peter Moyse

The Rolleivision 66 AV audiovisual system proves to be a challenging project as John continues to gather manuals and translations to make it work. Maybe a lecture by Dr Brian May will help?

Club Rollei User – Issue 30

by John Wild
Mica Drying Lagoon, Carluddon. 1990's by Harry Kitchen.

John travels to Photographica in Germany to find a Rolleivision 66 audio visual kit… getting it home is only half the challenge. He also experiments with some 20+ year old Agfapan film to varying degrees of success.

Club Rollei User – Issue 29

by John Wild
1953 Press Photo:  Lotte Hass on expedition to explore the Caribbean

John has had some holidays over the last couple of months and laments the time that the internet has stolen from him.

2.8F versus 2.8E2?

by David Morgan
Would you choose this over the 2.8E2?

With the 2.8F being one of the top 3 cameras amongst our members (by ownership) is Pearlman’s inferred criticism of it enough to deter the Rollei buyer

Club Rollei User – Issue 28

by John Wild
Winter Woods by Danny McClure 
Camera: Rolleiflex Automat

When you are in the right place at the right time, having the right (any) camera at the ready is also very important… what is that camera? John also considers the longevity of cameras and cars as we march forward into 2013

Club Rollei User – Issue 27

by John Wild
"Today's Catch" by Ian Parker - Winner of the Club Postal Competition 2012
Rollei Powerflex 470 at telephoto equivalent of 196 mm on 35mm camera

The weather provides a great opportunity to take the underwater camera out in Bosham… but a simple slip and you can lose all those hard earned photos.

Club Rollei User – Issue 26

by John Wild
Rolleimarin No. 504
now restored - photo by Franz Rothbrust
with a superimposed photo of the group on the beach at Tossa de Mar by Sid Machen
Oriol Riba, Andrés Clarós, Lothar Seveke, Wolfgang Blank (seated), Christian Jeanrond, Jean Grepinet and Franz Rothbrust

In this issue, it may appear that we have ceased to be a Rollei camera magazine and instead have become a sub-aquatic magazine. Scuba diving and underwater photography are now common place, but not many years ago, the concept of underwater diving and underwater photography was limited to a handful of people. It had become […]

A Little Giant Called Harry

by Jim Graves
Rollei 35SE

The life of a Rollei 35SE… coincided nicely with the birth of Jim’s Grandson.

Club Rollei User – Issue 25

by John Wild
Club Rollei Issue 25 - Cover

2012 is turning out to be a very busy year with holidays, Photographica and the Olympics. John still found time to print some 35mm negatives from his collection on monochrome canvas prints…. and was very pleased with the result.