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Re: [Rollei] Re: Rolleiflash
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Re: Rolleiflash
- From: "Richard Knoppow" <dickburk >
- Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 16:27:36 -0800
- References: <20040108230144.75408.qmail >
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Roberts" <nickbroberts
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Rollei] Re: Rolleiflash
> Yees, it's a good old-fashioned bulb flashgun. Bulbs
> can be tracked down, but not easily. I have one that
> is purely for decorative effect - I love the look of
> the thing.
> --- Jan Decher <Jan.Decher > wrote:
> > The local dealer who sold me the panorama head is
> > also selling
> > Rolleiflash for some kind of bulb, which attaches to
> > the filter
> > bayonet. The unit is in good condition and I think
> > it is a Bay II
> > version that would fit my 3.5 E Xenotar. How does
> > it work? Are those
> > one-way bulbs? Does it require a battery to trigger
> > the bulb? Does
> > anyone know if the bulbs are still available? Kind
> > of a neat design.
> > There is also a Rolleikin unit, if anyone is
> > interested.
> > Jan
One source of flashbulbs is:
Paul M. Garrett
Paul mostly trades in Graflex made equipment but has a
large stock of bulbs of various sorts. There is also a
company in Ireland, called Megaflash, who makes new bulbs
but they are very expensive. Actually, flashbulbs were never
cheap even when mass produced.
The Rolleiflash has a battery in it, I think these are
A Google search for "flashbulbs" found a number of sites
incuding Bill Cress:
What you want for the Rolleiflash are GE No.5 or
Sylvania/Wabash Press 25 lamps for B&W or their blue coated
equivalents for color work.
Cress's site has guide number tables. Except for flash
powder flash bulbs will deliver more light per unit weight
than any other means.
Los Angeles, CA, USA