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52 Cameras: Camera 78 part 2 – Rollei 35B

I was never that enamored of Rolleis until I actually used one — this is a great little camera! The 35B was made after Rollei moved manufacturing to Singapore. I have an older made-in-Germany 35 that needs some work. Time to dig it out of the stash and get busy.

Non-expired Fuji Superia 400. Processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

Hair before.

Hair before.

Hair after.  Gorgeous either way.  Used the Rollei 100 XLC flash.

Hair after. Gorgeous either way. Used the Rollei 100 XLC flash.

Zoe in the messy workshop.  I cropped it and applied some noise reduction for scanner noise.

Zoe in the messy workshop. I cropped it and applied some noise reduction for scanner noise.

Aspen photo-op during the 2015 Big Tesuque Trail Run.  Tiny exposure and saturation tweaks.

Aspen photo-op during the 2015 Big Tesuque Trail Run. Tiny exposure and saturation tweaks.

Beautiful six-pointed starring.  A little of the leak from opening the back.

Beautiful six-pointed starring. A little of the leak from opening the back.

Another aspen shot from near the top of the run.  Minor level and saturation tweaks on this one too.

Another aspen shot from near the top of the run. Minor level and saturation tweaks on this one too.

I was really bummed to have ruined the runner shots.

I was really bummed to have ruined the runner shots.

Converted to B&W with some work on the levels where the leak overexposed.  It's something.

Converted to B&W with some work on the levels where the leak overexposed. It’s something.

It’ll be a little while before I post more. I’m shooting slide film and I want several rolls ready to go before I process. E6 chemicals are a little pricey and don’t last long so I’ll use it all up in one go.

I sold this camera. I got the 35 working-ish but I’m holding out for an f/2.8 model.

Front

Front

Lens

Lens

Top & Bottom

Top & Bottom

Back Open & Closed

Back Open & Closed

Flash & Case -- it really is a nice kit

Flash & Case — it really is a nice kit

52 Cameras: Camera 57 part 2.5 – Rolleicord III

Expired Lomo ISO 100 B&W that came with M’s Diana. I’m pretty sure it’s really Shanghai or Lucky. The emulsion and backing paper are really thin so longer exposures have the same problem I had with the Voigtlander (week 9). What looks like grain or a noisy scan is the texture (and sometimes the dots and numbers) of the backing paper showing on the negative.

A few shots came out OK. I’m really happy about that since this is the first roll I have ever processed. I used Diafine, because it’s pretty much idiot-proof, and Arista Universal Rapid fixer at ~ 70F.

Ghost bike on NM 502.

Ghost bike on NM 502.

Goober on the sun porch.

Goober on the sun porch.

We finally got some snow.

We finally got some snow.

Scanned on the Canon 9000f at 1200DPI. Straightened and cropped but no exposure tweaks.

52 Cameras: Camera 57 part 2 – Rolleicord III

This is a nice camera. The shutter and aperture controls are a bit stiff but they’re loosening up with use. The shutter speeds seem pretty close. It may be a couple of weeks but I’ll run another roll through it.

Kodak Ektar 100 film. Scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 1200 DPI and resized for upload. A little cat hair cleanup in Photoshop but minimal exposure tweaks and no color correction for the bluish Ektar.

Tree tunnel.

Tree tunnel.

Grass on the bank of the Rio Grande.

Grass on the bank of the Rio Grande.

Old trucks near La Puebla, NM.

Old trucks near La Puebla, NM.

Hair flip.

Hair flip.