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RE: [Rollei] "macro" photography with a TLR?
- Subject: RE: [Rollei] "macro" photography with a TLR?
- From: "Fox, Robert" <RFox >
- Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 13:20:47 -0400
Thanks David. Can anyone out there provide some personal experience in
using an SL66 for macro work? Any links to pics taken with SL66?
- -----Original Message-----
From: David Seifert [mailto:dseifert ]
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 1:01 PM
To: rollei us
Subject: Re: [Rollei] "macro" photography with a TLR?
They did, it's called the SL66 and it excels in every way! I've been biting
my tongue for a while on this subject. The notion of using a TLR (with no
movements) with cut film and closeup lenses, no matter how good, is somewhat
ridiculous. You have all the inconveniences of a view camera (sheet film
and ground glass focusing) with none of the advantages (movements and a
bellows allowing close focus without supplemental lenses). As fine a tool
as a Rollei TLR is it is not without it's limitations. Best to recognize
those limitations and use a tool more ideally suited to the task. I
subscribe to the Contax G list and periodically someone comes up with the
notion of mounting a 500mm lens to a G2, possible yes, practical no.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Fox, Robert" <RFox >
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 6:54 AM
Subject: RE: [Rollei] "macro" photography with a TLR?
> If there is
> one thing I would like to have seen from Rollei TLRs, it's a model that
> bellows. I'd buy it in a second.