Rolleinars are simple close-up lenses mounted in front of both TLR lenses for close focuring. In Europe Rolleinars can easily be found on camera fairs. They come in pairs as Rolleinar 1, Rolleinar 2 and Rolleinar 3 for Rollei bayonet sizes I, II, and III in neat leather pouches. The Rolleinar for the viewing lens includes a prism to correct for parallax error and shows a red dot for mounting. An earlier model had the prism as a separate part, so a complete set of this model would consist of three parts. When buying, make shure you get all the parts you need.
It is not uncommon for the data sheets of the Rolleinars to be lost. You will find the information below.
Object distances when using Rolleinars on a Rolleiflex TLR
Depth of field table Rolleiflex TLR 3.5/75 mm
Depth of field table Rolleiflex TLR 2.8/80 mm
Depth of field table Tele-Rolleiflex
Depth of field table Wide-angleRolleiflex
Depth of field table Baby Rolleiflex TLR 4×4
The sample photos below were shot via Rolleinar 3. These photos are from Flickr. Click the image and you will see the photographer’s flickr page:
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London-based photographer Kelly Angood has had quite a tumultuous year so far in 2013. Last month she announced that she would be turning her popular cardboard medium format camera design into a proper do-it-yourself kit. After launching a Kickstarter campaign to take preorders, she quickly raised over £23,000 (~$34,000) from over 600 supporters.
However, the fact that her camera was based on Hasselblad’s famous design turned out to be a dealbreaker. After being informed that she was putting herself at risk of a lawsuit, Angood decided to cancel the project and turn her back on the money. Now, one month later, she’s at it again with a different (original) camera design and a new camera kit Kickstarter campaign.
The new camera is Videre and is a medium format pinhole camera designed to look like a twin-lens reflex camera. It’ll come as a flat pack kit, and will be a camera you assemble yourself. Think model making, except what you get is a working camera.
Materials-wise, the camera is assembled from pieces printed onto thick recycle card. Inside the kit will be easy-to-follow instructions and an extra medium format spool.
Angood hopes to have these new cameras shipped to customers by November, so it could make for a fun Christmas present this holiday season.
The new Kickstarter campaign has already raised over £10,000 at the time of this writing, and there are 44 more days for Angood to raise the £15,000 she needs. A £30 (~$45) contribution will preorder you a kit come November, while a £150 donation will secure you a preassembled camera that’s shipped to your doorstep.
You can also follow along with this project’s progress on its official Tumblr page.