In my journey to going back to film I came across this awesome antique twin lens reflex camera. The Rolleicord III was build in the 1950,s by the Rollei-Werke Franke and Heidecke corporation. When the camera first arrived it did have some flaws, the shutter had what they call a sticky shutter and the inside of the camera needed some cleaning. I took it to my local camera shop and they went ahead and fixed the problems for me. They charged me an arm and a leg!!!! 🙁 But it was worth it. The camera works perfect. It takes 120 medium format size film. My choice of film to try it out is 120 T-Max B&W Film. My model for the test is my father. I’m hoping to explore more with this camera. Recently I acquired 40 rolls of 120 expired film. Can’t wait to see what random results I’ll get from the experiments.
Here’s the Rolleicord III TLR Camera:
And here are two of my test shots:
by Edric Morales
Wedding photographer cheshire - Nice camera. It produces really nice images as well 🙂
Ben Godkin - Love the natural film grain! I miss shooting medium format film… Happy shooting!
Edric Morales - Ben, never too late to try shooting again with it. It will bring excitement in your photo world:)
Brad Ross Photography - Medium format gives such a wonderful feel. Dream like quality to those portraits.
Amber Hughes - I <3 TLR's! 🙂
Heather Parker - medium format is a perfect combination of coziness and clarity. i did a similar shot with digital looking down into a medium format here (have a look http://heatherparker.com/blog/2009/10/22/destination-shoot-booked-in-jamaica/)
Edric Morales - Your link says “error not found”.
chris kaspar - i agree 120 is really fun to shoot. I have been playing around with it as well. how did you meter the shot?
Edric Morales - I used my 35 mm to meter the shots.
Wes Brown - I’d love to get into some older film cameras, but I’m so lost.
For “test” shots, you sure are producing some very good work. Good job, can’t wait to see more from this camera.
Edric Morales - More to come! Still waiting for my holga to arrive. Can’t wait to play with that too.
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chavvon smith - Very nice! I love the feel this camera produces.
Jamie M Swanson - Madison, WI - Wow – great work! I can’t wait to see the rest of your work with this!
gabe aceves - keep film alive! nothing beats the look and feel of film. i really cant wait to see more!
Edric Morales - I intend to my friend! More to come, I just shot a few rolls today:)
Paul Von Rieter - Newport Beach Wedding Photographer - I want one of these sooo bad. The grain is beautiful! Keep playing with it, I can’t wait to see more shots.
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