Rollei News and Articles

Latest articles published by our members and contributors from some of the past issues of the magazines

Rolleimarin Housing information requested.

by John Wild

I am researching the production of Rolleimarin housings and ask if anybody has one or a friend who has one and can give me the following details: – Serial number; – Which model/camera (see below) it is for; – The internal dimensions of the housing opening/lid – this was made deeper (front to back) at some point and we are […]

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 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.

2.8F versus 2.8E2?

by David Morgan

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

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.

The Polaroid Experience

by John Wild

John sets about repairing a polaroid 360. Not a Rollei… but an interesting if but fruitless activity.

The Rolleiflex as an Icon

by Emmanuel Bigler
Classic Rolleiflex TLR Cameras: 2.8F and T.

How was the Rollei camera brand seen by the public and photographer’s in the “golden age”? Emmauel Bigler looks at the evolution of Rollei TLR and considers how we see it today?

35mm Panoramas with a Rolleiflex SL66

by John Wild
Masking the Rollei SL66 viewfinder

John has been trawling the internet gathering ideas for converting his medium format SL66 camera to accept 35mm film. Is it worth the effort? See the results and judge for yourself.

127 Film and the Rolleiflex 4×4

by John Wild
Contact sheet with a Baby Rolleiflex

John digs out his old darkroom equipment and takes his Baby Rolleiflex out to use some of his old 127 film. Much to contend with but he gets there in the end.

The Church and Abbey of St. Augustine

by dscanniain
The Church and Abbey of St. Augustine

Church and Abbey of St. Augustine is located in Dungarvan, a town on the south coast of Ireland; about fifty miles east of Cork. Dáithí takes a tour of this Church which has been in this location since the 13th century

Focal Length of 6×6 compared to 35mm Lenses

by Ken Williams

Ken Williams looks at the relationship between the focal length of a medium format and 35mm lenses.