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Haven't played with these for a while. The hood switches back and forth between the two as needed - although I can't remember which one it started on. The upper lens on the 'Flex IS bigger than the lower, because it is the parallax corrector for the close-up set. Still looks wierd, though.

The 'Flex was bought from a camera store for 5 pounds (UK) because it was "rusty" and broken. Once I brushed off the red-velvet dust from the hard case and remembered to cok the shutter before trying to release it, she worked just fine ;-)

(Spelling of "cok" intentional, as the real word is ***-ed out by JPG's rude-filter. Since I could post pics of nekkid wimmin with all parts shown, it seems a bit silly to filter the word "cok-with two-C's")

Still my favourite two cameras.

22 responses

  • Andre Easter

    Andre Easter said (23 Apr 2009):

    Very good Steve, I am glad that you still use these two old jewels. It is my opinion that the Rolleiflex was the absolute acme of camera design; everything since has been downhill. Far better than any plastic mega-pixel modern marvel.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (23 Apr 2009):

    God! You guys must be old!!! LOL I remember my father having a camera with a bellows type of lens, but don't ask me what it was! I was much too young.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (23 Apr 2009):

    very nice collection Steve, 35 mm slr and dslr already tough for me, don't think i can ever learn how to use those.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   said (23 Apr 2009):

    Ah, but David, these were the Simple Days - shutter speed, aperture, and a shutter button. The only other skill required was winding the film on.
    Zoom lens? Use your legs ;-)

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan gave props (24 Apr 2009):

    wow...cool gadgets!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Apr 2009):

    Rockin' the theme.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2009):

    I am glad you the keeper of this equipment.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (5 May 2009):

    Ahhh the good old days, I used a smilar camera at one time.

  • Jennifer Martinez

    Jennifer Martinez gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    aw, those look fun. I need some toys like that

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (4 Sep 2009):

    Wow, Steve, I just came across this fabulous collection.... it awesome... I have one of these :) well, it belonged to my husband's Father and he passed the collection on to me.... the one on the left here looks alot like mine... no, I've never used it, it just looks cool sitting on a shelf :)

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    I used a Rollei as a photo-journalist with The Providence Journal... Brings back memories... Nice image, Steve!

  • rachelrobichaux

    rachelrobichaux said (21 Oct 2009):

    I have got to get my hands on one of these!

  • Art Lover

    Art Lover gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    Love it. Technology has come so far.

  • Bece

    Bece gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Neat shot.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic old cameras and wonderful shot!!

  • NiteRunner

    NiteRunner gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    awesome, I love old cameras

  • Ricardo Travantine

    Ricardo Travantine (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2010):

    They don't make them like this any longer! such a shame!!

  • Ricardo Travantine

    Ricardo Travantine (Deleted) said (20 Dec 2010):

    nicely laid out shot, Steve!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    I am just starting my love affair with old cameras...just cant beat them...this is a great shot!

  • Dondra Upton

    Dondra Upton said (19 May 2011):

    WOW !!! Ive been looking I will run up on one yet I hope :)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (19 May 2011):

    Where can I get one? Wow!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Dec 2013):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

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