Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Rolleicord Camera

I really have a thing for TLR cameras. I love composing the picture on the big viewfinder, there's a sense of freedom when you don't have to squeeze one of your eyes behind a camera to take  pictures ( well... a bit like using a compact digital camera isn't it ?)... and let's not forget the square format which is also one of the greatest features on this type of the camera.

Rolleicords were made by Franke & Heidecke, the German company that produces the legendary Rolleiflex. They were made to be  simpler and less expensive, an estrategy at that time to attract the amateur photographer  who couldn't afford the Rolleiflex but wanted a high-quality camera.

The one above is from the late 30's and the resulting pictures below were taken using the Kodak Tri-x 400 Pan expired in 1968, it was then processed with Rodinal 1:50/10 minutes with 5 minutes pre-wash. 

The film and camera are still looking very good after all these years...

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