While not quite Leica premium, Rolleiflex is a premium brand. Which means you pay a lot (sometimes too much) for what you get. Any Rollei with a fast lens (2.8 is fast in the medium format world) is expensive. Any recent Rollei is expensive. Rare or collectable Rolleis are stupid expensive.
But older, slower-lensed Rolleis are in the Yashica and Mamiya TLR price range (around £250), so you can experience Rolleiflex joy (and there is joy to be had) at a reasonable price.Continue reading “Medium format joy with a budget Rolleiflex”
One of the first cameras I owned was an Ensign Selfix 120. And I’ve tried lots of 120s since then; Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Kodak autograph. None with much success.
- I’m no good at guessing exposures
- Turns out my old Weston light meter is unreliable
- Gummy shutters (my Rolleis are long overdue servicing)
- Light leaks (the Autograph, but then it is circa 1920)
I wanted a new toy, so I decided to give 120 another chance.Continue reading “Bronica SQ-A – a satisfying but nonsensical use of money”