2015 is well underway now and the days are getting longer – in the northern hemisphere anyway – with the opportunity to get out and take photographs.

I like this time of the year because the shadows are longer, the sun being lower, creates good back lighting effects without pushing the film to its limits. Landscapes can be stark but there is detail, which is not visible once the spring growth gets underway. In truth, I like all times of the year, because they all have their own ‘ideal’ character and opportunity for photography. I just have to change my view of the surroundings.

Following the October meeting, having used Paul Lamb’s new DHW Rollei 35, I decided to send my 35S off to Newton Ellis in Liverpool, in the careful hands of David Morgan, for a clean and to adjust the focusing because the results that it produced were not as sharp as I believed they should be – certainly when compared to my 35B or 35SE.

Now returned – they have adjusted the meter for an alkaline battery - it is a joy to use and the images are crisp and bright. Comments from ‘digitalites’ are along the lines of “aren’t they sharp!”. No comment!

Because it is so pocketable, I am looking forward to taking it out with me on a regular basis. Set for average exposure and focused at the hyperfocal distance for the chosen aperture, thoughts of ‘dial tweaking’ should not be a consideration. I find this very efficient because I do not have to keep wasting time digging into my pocket to retrieve my glasses.

I hope that a number of you will be able to join us in Bradford in April because David Morgan is arranging for us to go around the National Media Museum and visit some other attractions.

Front Cover: "Spider's Web" by Philip Warren A.R.P.S.
3 In Passing by David Morgan
3 Rolleiflex UK, update by Paul Lamb
4 Some photos, Café Dreamy, other snippets and For Sale items
5 Rolleiflex 4.0FT by David Morgan
10 Jersey - A Look Back in Tme by Mike Genge
14 With my Rolleiflex by Kirill Chneerov
16 Some Microphotographs by Fred Nicholson
18 A Trip to Scotland with a Rollei Powerflex 210HD by Samantha Corbett
20 Grandpa in India circa 1916 by Brian Pearce
24 Photokina 2014 - part 2 by Emmanuel Bigler
28 One of the Family
30 Flash Bulbs by John Wild
18 Rollei Meeting in Bosham by John Wild
Rear Cover: High Tide at Bosham by John Wild

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
'In Flanders Fields' - Denis Camp

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
St George (Marble Arch, London)  by Peter Moyse

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.

Club Rollei User – Issue 33

by John Wild
Sissinghurst by Peter Moyse - Rolleiflex 2.8F

The recent biannual club meeting in Kent prompted thoughts as to the best camera to take on such outings. John’s choice was the TLR with this issue showcasing some of his and others work. He also recovers some film from a jammed Nikonos for use in his Baby 35T.

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