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- Subject: Rollei-novice
- From: mohansen (Marlene Shepherd)
- Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 23:09:49 -0500
I joined this list about a week ago - I'm no expert on Rollei cameras as
you will soon discover... maybe you guys can help me out (or at least find
This past September I purchased a Rolleicord. I knew very little about
TLRs at the time. I bought the camera assuming I would be getting 12
square-format exposures. To my surprise, I discovered during film
processing that my images were rectangular!! Needless to say, heads and
feet and other important elements were missing from my negatives. I took
the camera back to the shop and they explained things to me (sort of).
They offered to let me exchange it for a Yashica, but I said no thanks.
The salesman told me that ALL Rolleicords were this 16-exposure format ?!
(So why is the viewer square?). He also said I would have to buy a
Rolleiflex to get 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 negatives... this isn't true, is it?
I thought I was being very clever when I decided to remove the two metal
attachments blocking the upper and lower parts of the frame inside the
camera, presto-change-o... However, I neglected to consider the fact that
the film would be advancing at the wrong interval with the 16-exposure
dial.... Now what do I do? Can I get a 12-exp dial??? Where?
I love this camera - the prints were beautiful despite being strangely
cropped. The parts I removed looked like they had been added to the
camera, they appear to have been glued in and came out easily - hope I
haven't ruined it.
I'd appreciate any advice you might have.