Rolleicord Va is a medium format (6×6) camera using 120 size films, with which you will get 12 frames per roll. It is a Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) camera and has a Xenar 75mm f/3.5 as the taking lens and a 75mm f/3.2 as the viewing lens. My Rolleicord Va is a version 2, according to […]
A year or two back I was given a box of old cameras, four in total. These included a Voigtlander Vito B. a couple of Soviet-era rangefinders, and a Lipca Rollop TLR. I tested the Vito B with a roll of film not long after receiving it, but not a single shot was even close […]
Along with NEOPAN 100 ACROS, ILFORD FP4 PLUS was one of the first BW films I tried back in 2004, when I started to take photographs. As a consequence, even today I find myself imagining the scenes I see as fine-grained pictures, with the vast midtones of grays these two film stocks produce. Recently I’ve […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
For a photographer, there is nothing quite like the experience of looking onto the focus screen of a TLR or other medium format, primarily waist-level viewfinder cameras such as Hasselblads, Bronicas or Mamiya RB67s.
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 […]
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 […]
The Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) is a camera design over 130 years old and it’s almost a hundred years since its now-familiar appearance first was brought to the mass market by Franke & Heidecke and subsequently, so widely and successfully copied. It is a “just right” Goldilocks camera if ever there was one. I am not […]
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”.
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.
“You can have it for £40, but the meter’s broken, so it’s sold as seen.
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.
The Mamiya C220 Professional TLR is an engineering marvel and I haven’t found anything about it that I don’t like.
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
Diane Arbus, Vivian Maier, Imogen Cunningham, Fritz Henle and Richard Avedon all shot with a Rollei.