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Old 08-30-2018   #281
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Hmmm...

With that much HP5+ film coming in, I may be better off ordering a Heliopan ND filter.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...01&Density=1.2

Then I can shoot the BR more like my Hassy! Think moving water. Moving clouds.
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Old 09-16-2018   #282
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Autumn is here... and I have no color Film for the BR, only a ton of B/W film.

I have a lot of expired 120 Provia 100, Portra 160 and Ektachrome, though. Time to slit, cut and roll. Now I just need the time and energy. Or hire someone to do it for me...

In the meantime, I am preparing for a day trip next month which is a big deal for us. It has been three years since we have been anywhere, let alone back to the land of our ancestors, The Smokies and Appalachia. Color film seems appropriate with the tiny BR tucked in somewhere in the picnic basket.

A babbling brook, a picnic basket, acoustic guitar, and a bottle of sparkling cider.

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Old 09-16-2018   #283
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A babbling brook, a picnic basket, acoustic guitar, and a bottle of sparkling cider.

It sounds very good !
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I want to test the shutter speeds on my Gray Baby, but cannot figure out how to cock the shutter with the back open and no film in place. Another reason to use the shutter with the back open is to look though the taking lens in Bulb mode. Is there a way to do that?

Edit: Nevermind. The hood has to be open to release the shutter. That works.
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Baby Rolleiflex, Shanghai GP3 film, Rodinal 1:50

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Some recent Rollei work - had some trouble with the dreaded plastic spool issue! Should not have use one but that's all I had and sure enough it made the advance screw up on my camera Only 8 frames (out of 12). Hoping I didn't break anything... Here's a few of the good ones:








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cassel,

Like the color work you're doing with this camera. What film were you using?

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Kodak Gold 200 - mid 1990s vintage but well-stored. I usually shoot it at 100...I only have SIX rolls left and tend to use it for special occasions.
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Kodak Gold 200 - mid 1990s vintage but well-stored. I usually shoot it at 100...I only have SIX rolls left and tend to use it for special occasions.

Wow! Those are amazing.... I was going to guess it was an E-6 transparency film!

I haven't shot with my Baby Rolleiflex in a few months. I keep being plagued with a film flatness issue. Almost as is the film has a buckle or a bubble right in the middle of the frame. It happened a couple times with the pre-made Rera Pan film, and has happened a few times recently with my custom 127 films. I got really annoyed when a roll of Provia slide film came back with the issue happening on about 5 or 6 frames out of 12.... On a roll that cost me $26 for processing! Now we're talking real money...

I should post an example or two! Its annoying.
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Very nice!!'

I am awaiting our first local car show of 2019 to do something similar.
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Wow! Those are amazing.... I was going to guess it was an E-6 transparency film!

I haven't shot with my Baby Rolleiflex in a few months. I keep being plagued with a film flatness issue. Almost as is the film has a buckle or a bubble right in the middle of the frame. It happened a couple times with the pre-made Rera Pan film, and has happened a few times recently with my custom 127 films. I got really annoyed when a roll of Provia slide film came back with the issue happening on about 5 or 6 frames out of 12.... On a roll that cost me $26 for processing! Now we're talking real money...

I should post an example or two! Its annoying.

I too, occasionally have film flatness issues It┤s hard to pin point when and why it happens - Sometimes it┤s the scan, not the actual negative. Mechanical alignment of everything seems to have very tight tolerances - right? It is expensive to trouble shoot with film on these....

But, they are fun when they work I┤m going to shoot some Rera Pan 100 as my next attempt and NEVER EVER again use a modern plastic spool as the take-up!
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I haven't shot with my Baby Rolleiflex in a few months. I keep being plagued with a film flatness issue. Almost as is the film has a buckle or a bubble right in the middle of the frame. It happened a couple times with the pre-made Rera Pan film, and has happened a few times recently with my custom 127 films. I got really annoyed when a roll of Provia slide film came back with the issue happening on about 5 or 6 frames out of 12.... On a roll that cost me $26 for processing! Now we're talking real money...

I should post an example or two! Its annoying.

I had film flatness issues sometimes with my grey 4x4 Rolleiflex and Efke R100. I think it has to do with the camera and not the film used.
However, I have never had these issues with my 1938 4x4 Rolleiflex.


The post-war 4x4 Rolleiflex has an "improved" pressure plate, and I think that's where the problem lies. The springs could be too stiff and may need some exercise.
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That's interesting- thanks for posting that
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From forum member Enasniearth, I bought an original (1932-vintage) 4x4 Rolleiflex. It shows a lot of "patina" from many decades of use but it works almost as good as new! So I have become part of the small RFF club of pre- and post-war Baby Rollie owners. The camera is older than my mother!

This is with Kodak Ektar 100:

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Nice work as usual!


Really like these cameras - i have two shot rolls awaiting development and a third that is nearly done in the camera. FUN
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Thanks! This is such a fun camera to use. Both of them, actually. I need to post a pic of them both together. This new (old) Rollei is a real looker!



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Delta 100 in the 1932 Baby Rolleiflex:

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An old one and one not-so-old.

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Hey Charles,

Like the stuff you're posting here. So that 1932 model, everything still functioning correctly? It looks really beat, but I guess if I had been born in 1932 I'd look really beat too.

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What's most interesting, is that a lot of that "patina" has come from what must've been many decades of use. There are shiny spots in the leatherette, for example, where one's fingers would naturally rub while operating the cameras controls. Example: where the thumb would rub while operating the focusing knob. The leather there is worn and shiny. Makes me wonder if some working pro used it for some many thousands of rolls of film!

That said, however, it has some quirks. The big one involves the viewing lens: The image on the ground glass can't be relied on for focusing. Either the lens or the ground glass is out of adjustment. But fortunately I can set focus by using the distance marks on the knob, even close ones like a couple of meters. Its accurate.
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