Just over a year ago, whilst hunting for the mythical £10 Leica in an antique shop, I came across this old Rolleiflex disguised amongst about twenty box brownies. The focus dial was borderline seized, the focus screen — apart from being dark enough to be totally useless in the dim light — seemed to be […]
Tag: Rolleiflex TLR Film Camera
5 Frames… Of Fuhr’s Huette: a hut built under a fallen rock on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 120 Format / Rolleiflex SL66)
Shortly before Christmas 2020 my friend Erik visited me and we went on a photo trip to Fuhr’s Huette in Idar-Oberstein, a small hut built under a massive fallen rock in 1702. I chose the Rolleiflex SL66 with the Zeiss Distagon 4/50 because of the narrowness at this place. And for film, the well-known ILFORD […]
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? […]
EMULSIVE Interview #222: I am Kris Askey and this is why I shoot film
After an 8-month hiatus, I’d like to welcome you all back to the EMULSIVE interview. Yes, yes, 2020 be damned, etc. Last year was a challenging one for me and I took a bit more of a hit than I expected but, as I kept telling myself, there are two things to remember: 1) things […]
How-to: Upgrade your Rolleiflex with a digital light meter
I’d been working on this project in one form or another for about 6 months, trying various methods to return the old selenium light meter on my Rolleiflex 2.8F to a functional and usable state. Without giving it all away, this article/informal guide covers the end result of replacing the camera’s original light meter cell […]
Working inside the ‘limits of your equipment’
When choosing to use a certain camera one must come to terms with the limits inherent. Speaking in respect of my Rolleiflex MX, there are things one can do very well with a TLR. There are also things that you’d be mad to shoot with a TLR (but do anyhow). What is a Rolleiflex excellent […]
Bringing home a new baby… The Automatic Rolleiflex 4×4 (featuring Rollei, ReraPan and Kodak 127 format films)
Let me tell you about my adventures with my new Baby Rolleiflex 4×4 (technically speaking, the “Automatic Rolleiflex 4×4”) and Rollei Nightbird, ReraPan (and ReraChrome), AND Kodak Portra 160NC film… The adventure started way back in 2016 when I saw the Vivian Maier documentary and was just starting out with film. I really wanted a […]
5 frames… of people with FujiFilm Velvia 50 and Rolleiflex 2.8GX
I’m getting back to my “summer experiment” -– testing medium format slide film. This time I’d like to share results from FujiFilm Velvia 50. Why do I call it “testing”? Because in my 9 years experience of shooting film, I tried slide film for the first time only this spring. Slide film is still a novelty […]
5 Frames. Cumulus afternoon with a red filter on Rollei Superpan 200 (EI 200 / 120 format / Rolleiflex T)
Once again it was time for a spontaneous photo tour with a fixed theme. Normally I only shoot what comes to my nose. I am always very free. But that was a wonderful day, Saturday 30 May 2020. The sun was shining and cumulus clouds were gathering in the sky. The ideal weather for cloud […]
5 Frames… Of Jakarta during lockdown on Shanghai GP3 100 (EI 100 / 120 format / Rolleiflex 3.5F Planar)
As I write this in April 2020, I understand that many of us are still under stay at home orders. During this quarantine period, I have not much freedom to go out for photo walk but that’s not stopped me from explore. There’s always a kinda ‘itchy’ feeling to do this or that during this […]
Camera review: The Rolleiflex MX
I’ve been trying to come to grips with how I ended up owning a 60-plus year old machine as a daily-and-only camera, after a truncated career with the latest and greatest at the time. I’m not sure if this will be a camera review or another personal journey into the philosophy of my own craft, but we’ll […]
5 Frames… Showing a different side to Birmingham on CineStill 800 Tungsten (EI 400 / 120 format / Rolleiflex 2.8F)
Around mid-2018, after seven years of shooting digital, I decided to put the digital camera down for a little while as I experimented with learning and shooting film for my personal work. I have been photographing the streets of Birmingham UK for several years, but had never shot film before, so this seemed like a […]
5 Frames… With ILFORD ORTHO PLUS (EI 80 / 120 format / Rolleiflex 2.8F)
On October 24th 2019 ILFORD announced their ORTHO PLUS film was to be released in both 35mm and 120 formats (it was previously only available in sheets as a copy film). As the marketing manager for ILFORD Photo, one of the perks of my job is that I was able to get my hands on […]
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”.
EMULSIVE Interview #200: I am Jonathan Canlas and this is why I shoot film
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to finally bring today’s interviewee to these pages.
Film stock review: Kodak EKTACHROME 100G (E100G)
I wasn’t overly keen on writing a film review when EM first suggested it.
Thoughts: The life of a film camera; and all the lives it’s part of
This article isn’t on photography per se, it’s about cameras, it’s about our cameras.
EMULSIVE interview #73: I am Ron Hammond and this is why I shoot film
Today’s interviewee is prolific to say the least. Ron Hammond has been actively photographing for over 50 years and exhibiting his work in solo shows for over 25 of them.
EMULSIVE interview #67: I am Pierluigi Tolu and this is why I shoot film
Well then, who do we have here? I’m incredibly pleased to welcome today’s interviewee and new (re)entrant to the film photography world.
EMULSIVE interview #20: I am Riley Joseph and this is why I shoot film
Today I’m sitting down with self-proclaimed Canadian Gentleman, Riley Joseph.
Slightly more comfortable in his photographer’s skin now that he’s had the chance to “settle in” to carrying a camera after 17 long years of trying, I’m hoping to