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Closeup with Rolleiflex
Old 10-03-2019   #1
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Closeup with Rolleiflex

One of my favorite photographers is Issei Suda. I am under the impression that for the majority of his 6x6 work, he used a Rolleiflex (I've seen recent photos of him using a Fuji GF670 and GF670W). For some of his photos, how did he get so close? My rollei has a 75mm lens and only focuses up to ~3ft away.



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That 2nd image looks like it could be a pretty heavy crop of the original negative, but for close-up photography with a Rolleiflex, you can get auxiliary close-up lenses. The Rolleiflex made ones are called Rolleinar, and were made in different magnification levels and for Bay I, II, and III sizes. The Rolleinar 1 has the lowest magnification, Rolleinar 3 has the most magnification.
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I'm not familiar with the photographer's work, but Rollei made a series of close-up lenses for their TLRs:
https://rolleigraphy.org/rolleinar.php
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Check out Rinko Kawauchi ... she does close-up with a Rolleiflex too.
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Check out Rinko Kawauchi ... she does close-up with a Rolleiflex too.
Love her work. I had never seen the Rolleinars. Thanks everyone!

I found a set on Ebay. Is this all that is needed?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolleinar-1...kAAOSw0w9dlan2

I have a Rollei with a Tessar 75mm 3.5.

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I took this with a Rolleinar 3 on my 3.5E Rolleiflex


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Suda Issei, died March this year (1940-2019), he is one of the Japanese Photographer i admire a Lot, the photos you showed are sort of from 'Eye Level of a Drifter' (Pls note the photos are from Mr Suda)

He used ALL kind of gears, i've Never thought about the tech part...

He shot these around 2005, titled 'Another Place' using Ricoh Half E, 25mmF2.8, Kodak Gold100

photos by Suda Issei





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Rolleiflex bayonet one with an Indian made (I think) close up lens:

TriX HC-110h by John Carter, on Flickr

Or Diacord G but I had the viewing lens as the taking lens:

DiacordG by John Carter, on Flickr
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Rolleiflex 2.8F with Rolleinar 2, Ektar 100:

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Love her work. I had never seen the Rolleinars. Thanks everyone!

I found a set on Ebay. Is this all that is needed?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolleinar-1...kAAOSw0w9dlan2

I have a Rollei with a Tessar 75mm 3.5.

Thanks!
First, make sure you get the correct one for your Bayonet mount. Second, some of the older Rolleinars included a two-piece Rolleiparkeil (for the viewing lens) - one diopter lens, and one lens with a prism for parallax.

The item you linked seems to be the newer version, with both the diopter and prism integrated into one piece, the Heidosmat-Rolleinar.
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Love her work. I had never seen the Rolleinars. Thanks everyone!

I found a set on Ebay. Is this all that is needed?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolleinar-1...kAAOSw0w9dlan2

I have a Rollei with a Tessar 75mm 3.5.

Thanks!
Unless your model is very old (pre-war for example) the Bay I size will be correct for Rolleicord models III—Vb + all later Rolleiflex 75mm Tessar models, up to and including the T—Ie. the linked set will be correct, and appears to comprise the full set of Rolleinar 1, 2 & 3 for both lenses from what I can see in the images.
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