Rollei News and Articles

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

Tales of the unexpected with a Rolleiflex T

by Jim Graves
Rolleiflex T

Jim Graves takes his Rolleiflex T out into the public and finds that it attracts all sorts of attention.

The Rollei SL 66 Aquamarin – Part 2

by Wolfgang Freihen
SL 66 Aquamarine case

Wolfgang continues his description of the Rollei SL 66 Aquamarine. In addition to some basic assembly instructions, he gives some insight into its use and limitations.

The Rollei SL 66 Aquamarin – Part 1

by Wolfgang Freihen
Modern Photographic Techniques

Wolfgang Freihan has written several books on underwater photography. In the first part of this series on the Rollei SL 66 “Aquamarin” he gives a recount of his life and passion for underwater photography including a comparison of the SL66 v Hasselblad for use underwater.

Rollei 6008AF vs Bronica ETR-Si

by Ken Williams
Rollei 6008AF & Bronica ETR-Si - Front

Ken compares the Rolleiflex 6008AF to the Bronica ETR-Si considering complexity of operation, future value and weight. The resulting decision is a hard and controversial one (at least for Rollei fans).

Call yourself a Photographer?

by Jim Graves
Lancaster Enlarger

When is a hobby more than an a hobby? Jim Graves recalls the times he happened on the bitter rivalry of ‘Amateur’ photographers as they defend/attack their camera make or methods.

How I Produce Superslides

by Wolfram Borgis

This article explores two techniques for converting 120 film into 127 film in order to create a “superslide” for use in a Baby Rolleiflex.

Wulf H. Koehler

by Wolfgang Freihen

With a passion for diving and photography it is no surprise that Wulf H. Koehler is famous for his Rollei underwater housing equipment. Wolfgang Freihen provides an in depth account of his life and achievements.

The Last Rolleiflex ‘T’?

by Emmanuel Bigler

After Ian Parker’s article on the Rolleiflex T in Issue 13, Emmanuel discovers that he may have a collectors gem.

Rollei 35RF

by Ken Williams

The Rollei 35RF was not a commercial success even though it is a joy to use. Ken Williams discusses why it was not as successful as it’s peers and then explores the capability of the camera in its own right.

Rollei’s best camera – the SL66?

by Ian Parker

Ian Parker discusses the Rollei SL66 and compares the photographic results of a Hasselblad digital setup with that of his beloved Rolleiflex 2.8GX.

Rolleiflex 3.5F: classic build and optics 1979

by Harry Kitchen

In an article originally published in PHOTOpro, Harry Kitchen touches on the pros and cons of the early Rolleiflex 2.8’s before going into depth about his ‘model 5’ Xenotar-lensed Rolleiflex 3.5 F. He also provides some insight as to what began the Franke & Heidecke company’s downfall.