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Old 03-29-2014   #161
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Old 10-26-2014   #163
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Ey guys! I'm not sure but the correct Rolleinar for my 3.5F Xenotar is the Bay II one? With the rolleinar 2 i get two lenses? One for the viewving lens and one for the taking lens? How close with the Rolleinar 2 I can take the picture?

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Old 10-26-2014   #164
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Ey guys! I'm not sure but the correct Rolleinar for my 3.5F Xenotar is the Bay II one? With the rolleinar 2 i get two lenses? One for the viewving lens and one for the taking lens? How close with the Rolleinar 2 I can take the picture?

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You've gotten it right with it being a Bay II filter.
Rolleinars tend to cover where the previous one leaves off.
From memory it should be something like
Rolleinar I = 1m-0.5m
Rolleinar II = 0.5m-0.3m
Rolleinar III = 0.3 - 0.1 (?)
Rolleinar IV = 0.1- (????)
(I could be wrong with the distances for the III and IV but they seem about that focusing distance)
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Old 12-24-2014   #166
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Old 04-07-2015   #168
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Ow, I need a Rolleinar set for the Tele Rolleiflex that's coming my way... any type, just to get closer than 2.8 meters in focusing...

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Not a Rolleinar, but a set of Yashica Bay 1 close-up lenses on a Yahsica D:

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Bay III Rolleinars are a bit spendy, I'll agree. But well worth it for what they do.

Here's a profile shot taken with a Rolleinar 2 -
No distortion here

The perspective distortion is there - simply by principle of being at that particular close distance to the subject. The optical quality of the close up lens does have nothing to do with this - it is simply law of optics. That is why the "beauty" portraits are taken with longer lenses (85-200mm on 35mm film equivalent), because they enable to shoot from further distance to the subject and getting more flattering perspective of the subjects face.
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Old 04-10-2015   #171
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Ow, I need a Rolleinar set for the Tele Rolleiflex that's coming my way... any type, just to get closer than 2.8 meters in focusing...

Great stuff on this page. I love the shots from Sandersnyc, way back when...


Got some selling and saving up to do

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For versatility you might consider seeking a 0.35 or 0.7 first, simply because they get that minimum focus distance down from its normal 8 1/2 feet or so. You can fit standard Bay III Rolleinars as well (Sanders has made some great tight portraits with a 1 on top of a 0.35). But of course it depends on how close you want to get and how you like to shoot. Sanders is the guy to ask about portraiture with one.
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They are very useful. They are very high quality, I wouldn't hesitate to save and buy them. They can be pricey, and can be cleaned easily.

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I used to have a full set in Bay RI now with the Flex 3.5E I realize that RII is the worst mount to get stuff for. RIII is much easier to get (although already much pricier than RI). I only have a type 3 now which I don't need, I want type 1 which almost unavailable. I've been hunting for a while.

For the person that thinks perspective distortion in portraits is the worst thing since that Austrian maniac running Germany in the 30/40ies last century: look at photos with your eyes and heart first and then with your "knowledge" about photography. There are masterpieces out there taken with 28mm lenses or even wider.
Also I don't think that a 75/80mm in MF even with close-up attachment is terribly wide.

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Old 10-30-2015   #178
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I finally got an RII Rolleinar 1 - now the collector in me wants the 2 to complete the set and the realist in me says sell the 3 you never need it (except for camera p0rn
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Old 11-30-2015   #179
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Old 12-04-2015   #180
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Rolleinar 1 on a 3.5 E. Out of focus but still I like the picture a lot.




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Some time back I bought a rolleinar from a guy on ebay. It turned out to be a +1 viewing lens and a +3 taking lens. He refunded my money, but did not want the rolleinars back, so no actual complaint.

However, when ever I try the finding lens I really wish I had the +1 taking lens. Any idea where I could find the taking lens, or better yet trade the +3 for a +1?
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Some time back I bought a rolleinar from a guy on ebay. It turned out to be a +1 viewing lens and a +3 taking lens. He refunded my money, but did not want the rolleinars back, so no actual complaint.

However, when ever I try the finding lens I really wish I had the +1 taking lens. Any idea where I could find the taking lens, or better yet trade the +3 for a +1?
2 weeks ago there was one on German Ebay....might be gone
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Old 04-11-2016   #183
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I settled on the Rolleinar 2 as a starting point, looking forward to using it more.

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The Rolleinar are diopters that correspond to their index or number:
Rolleinar 1 = 1 diopter, i.e. the infinity focus is shifted to 1/1 meter = 100 cm; the Rolleinar 2 is a 2 diopter lens, so the infinity focus point is shifted to 1/2 meter = 50 cm. And for the Rolleinar 3, infinity shifts to 1/ ... well, did you get the simple math? --- to 1/? meter (Solution 1/3 meter = 33 cm).

And since the Rolleis have a closest focus distance of 1 meter (= 1 diopter), the Rolleinar 1 will focus down to 1 + 1 diopter (Lens full extension plus Rolleinar 1 diopter addition) = 2 diopters or focusing from 1 m to 50 cm.
The Rolleinar 2 from 1/2 (50 cm) to 1/(2+1) = 1/3 meter= 33 cm (2 diopters from the Rolleinar 2 plus the 1 from lens board extension).

And the Rolleinar 3 from 1/3 m to 1/4 m = 25 cm.

Now you can also add two diopters such as the 1 and 2 to get object distances from the front of the lens between 1/(1+2) to 1/(1+1+2) meters or from 1/3 m = 33 cm to 1/4 m = 25 cm etc.

Diopter arithmetic is so simple! The prismas on the viewing lens will line up and there is much fun to be had here. Enjoy!

Minimal object distance from front of lens with all 3 Rolleinars is 1/(1+1+2+3) = 1/7 m = 14 cm. With an 8 cm (80 mm) lens that is almost a 1:1.6 reduction and produces an image of a size 9 by 9 cm square in reality on the MF film.
Hi! I'm new to that topic, but i was really impressed, that its some kind of an "official way" to combine the rolleinars. i did it experimentally/accidentially to come close to the look of pictures taken with 50mm 1,8f with distance rings. So how to combine the taking lenses is pretty obviouse, but how do you combine the viewing lenses? I did it (for two rolleinars (2 and 3) - the "newer" version without extra rolleipar) with a piece of tape, that works for 2 of them, but is there a clever way to combine three rolleinars? thanks a lot!
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