I think we remember the good times better than the average times and with that concept in mind, here in Bosham, last summer was better than this summer. I remember going out most evenings to take photos of sunsets, it was just a matter of deciding where to go.

This year I planned to align landmarks with celestial and tidal events. I thought I would try to capture some photos, although annually repeatable, only available on one day of the year, which if missed, would mean waiting 365 days for the next coincidence. There have been a number of ideal occasions when I did not have a camera with me at the time - I will never learn - and returning on future occasions have failed to recreate that moment.

One thing I have found with mother nature, besides being unpredictable, is that aside from ruining an occasion, she can create a combination that was totally unforseen. One evening whilst waiting on the shore for the sun to go down, it was very windy. There were two fishermen who turn up regularly when conditions are right. That evening they believed they would be lucky. It was about three quarters of an hour before sunset and high tide. I had parked my car safely on high ground because, being local, I know how easy it is to get swamped in Bosham -

After the sun had set I packed up my equipment, however I was unable to leave because the road was underwater either side of my car. An hour and a half's wait till the wind let the tide ebb sufficiently to drive away encouraged me to take some twilight, time exposures of the village from the raised path around the creek. Although one minute exposures produced results of the shore buildings and lights, two or four minutes would have given more shadow detail. I did use my meter but that was at its extreme limit. On another occasion a photographer walked past me and stood in each of my next planned locations as I moved along the shore making me feel a bit of a plagiarist.

A further occasion saw a photographer standing beside me with his digital SLR taking automatic bracketed exposures. His live view was a bonus whilst exposing for the colours playing on the high clouds; I was photographing the building line against the low setting sun.

I have not captured anything I had envisaged but I do have some very different photos


Front Cover: "Glen Clunie" by Danny McClure.
3 In Passing by David Morgan
4 Rollei's Ciné Adventure by David Morgan
6 The Club Rollei Postal Portfolio
8 Peter Moyse ARPS, an Appreciation by Keith Mason and Geoff Float
10 The Rolleilux by David Morgan
11 The Rollei db20p Phase One Digtal Back by John Wild
18 Some Items Recently Spotted on Ebay and Eddie Redmayne, the new face of Omega
19 When a Photographer is Taken for What He is by Kirill Chneerov
20 Owning a Rollei Says Something About You by Tony McGartland
22 Your Forum
24 Calculating Optical Data by Computer by Josef Scheibel (from Rollei News)
27 Art Council Award for Pete Davis
28 I Found a Camera Graveyard by Dewey - spotted by Raymund Livesey
29 Rollei Internal Names by David Morgan
30 Rollei SLX/6000 Chargers by John Wild
31 TLR Camera Weights by David Morgan
Rear Cover: "The Bay" by Anthony Sandles and "Cycle and Shadows" by Michael Coles

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.

Club Rollei User – Issue 38

by John Wild

John questions whether the digitalisation of practically everything is cheapening our memories. Physical items have a history and provide insight into the time that item was owned and used. Perhaps the return of vinyl records will be the start of a resurgence of other physical items that are now all but digitalised… bring back film!

Club Rollei User – Issue 37

by John Wild

John explores the market for camera bargains and continues to be amazed at the price erosion for what were once expensive items. Good Price today may not be a good price tomorrow. Who is the greater fool?

Club Rollei User – Issue 36

by John Wild

John is enjoying his winter photography. Even so, he began Spring cleaning early by giving his Rollei 35S an overhaul. The results were well worth the effort. The next club meet is in April in Bradford and he looks forward to seeing many of you there.

Club Rollei User – Issue 35

by John Wild
Poppies at the Tower of London

20,000 Negatives catalogued and with a matching contact print collected over 50 years. How quickly would you collect that many photos in the digital age and is it better?

Club Postal Competition Awards 2014

by John Wild

Remembrance… In memory of the many men, women and children from all nations who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

Club Rollei User – Issue 34

by John Wild

John’s son Toby completes the channel swim and raised over £10,000 for TCT. With all the training and waiting it proved a great opportunity to use all that out of date film. The results create some ‘period’ results.