The world of Twin-Lens Reflex cameras seems to be endless and has plenty of surprises, but few manufacturers have offered TLRs with long focal length lenses permanently attached to the camera. Interestingly, the Tele-Rolleiflex was not the first to be released, as a rather unusual French camera predated it on the market by a few […]
Tag: Medium Format Film Camera
Caveat emptor, buyer beware: Restoring a Flexaret IV
If you have had a look at my article on the Goldilocks of camera designs you will have realised that I am a bit of a fan of the Twin Lens Reflex (TLR), a type I have used for around half of my 60 or so years in photography. Unfortunately, in my declining years I […]
An accidental Rolleiflex TLR: A new experience with the Rolleiflex Automat 6×6 Model RF 111A
I had used film from the late 1950s right up to the digital revolution when I was seduced by what the new cameras could do. As DSLR cameras improved (I now have a Nikon D850) there were few practical reasons for working with the older technology. But what does practicality have to do with anything? […]
Yashica-B review: the lovable “rare” TLR camera
I’ve been fascinated with Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras ever since I can remember, and even before I knew what a TLR was — I just knew them as these beautiful, quirky little photograph-taking boxes that appeared in the hands of famous and not-so-famous people dressed in 1950s and 60s attire. They had appeal, they […]
Reviewing the Rolleiflex 2.8GX Expression 75 years edition (it’s gold!)
Let’s start with the elephant in the room – this camera comes with some serious bling. It is in fact, a special gold-dipped version officially called the “Rolleiflex 2.8GX Expression 75 years edition”.
Camera review: The Rolleicord 1a – 2 – Model K3
After my first encounters with the Rolleicord 1a – 2 – Model K3 a friend had given me as a present, I decided to take a closer look at this piece of fine engineering.
Camera review: the Yashica Mat 124
“You can have it for £40, but the meter’s broken, so it’s sold as seen.
Camera review: Yashica-mat 124 TLR
As a 6×6 format twin lens reflex camera, the Yashica Mat-124 TLR is considered a great entry-level camera for people who are moving up from 35mm to medium format film.
Camera review: Mamiya C220 Professional TLR
The Mamiya C220 Professional TLR is an engineering marvel and I haven’t found anything about it that I don’t like.
Camera review: Me and My Yashica-D (80mm f/3.5) TLR
Hi everybody, my name is Ed Worthington, although I go by my pseudonym of “The 6 Million P Man” when it comes to anything photographic*.
I’ve been shooting film for a little over three years now and sharing the images
Camera review: Rolleicord Vb (aka everything you ever wanted to know about a Rolleicord but were afraid to ask)
Diane Arbus, Vivian Maier, Imogen Cunningham, Fritz Henle and Richard Avedon all shot with a Rollei.