|Franke & Heidecke, Rolleiflex 3.5F, TLR roll film camera 1960-81|
Rolleiflex's were much imitated and that sort of flattery is not without reason, for they are exceptional instruments. Beautifully built German Twin Lens Reflex Donated by Mr. P. Stewart, April 2000. In cameras of this type the top lens is used to compose and focus the image via an angled mirror and ground glass screen and the lower lens takes the picture. Whilst the image in the viewfinder is the correct way up - it is mirrored. However the viewfinder is bright and with the aid of a pop out magnifier, accurate focus can be achieved. Rolleiflex are a famous and highly regarded camera, with many still earning their living with professional photographers to this day. I therefore consider myself most fortunate to have been donated this marvelous example of the type. This particular one is very well used type 3 ,made 1960 -61, it still functions perfectly, except for the meter which is unreliable.
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