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First Roll with the Rollei 35SE

March 2, 2015

I got the shots back from my first roll with the Rollei 35SE back today. I’m beginning to notice a little theme to these “first roll” posts I’ve been putting together. They seem to only revolve around the positive experience I am so far having with the camera. Maybe it is a little down to the novelty of a new toy, or perhaps I’ve only been playing with really bloody lovely cameras recently. Either way, this post is no exception. Not only am I thrilled with the little thing, but moreover I’m really pleased with the results.

I haven’t shot with a zone focus camera for a long time, and I must admit I very quickly rediscovered a near forgotten joy in it. Focusing by estimation is somehow quite freeing, and in seeing the results I’ve been very pleased to find I haven’t forgotten a long unpracticed ability to reasonably accurately judge distance, even at the close focus distance of around 1m.

The weather has been largely miserable, so I’ve not been finding my way out as much as I’d like recently. On Sunday, despite the rain and very overcast sky, I took a walk into and around town to take a couple of shots. I’m pretty chuffed I did! Just a shame there was a bit of crud in the camera that scratched the negs, still, I have found it now, so it shouldn’t happen again.

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

First Roll with Rollei 35SE

I’m a good way through the review, so that should follow soon too

Cheers for reading

Hamish

You can find my eventual review of the Rollei 35 SE here

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    r_kt
    March 3, 2015 at 5:44 am

    yay for zone focusing! It’s like the game within the game for me. Like setting a trap or a fishing line and waiting for the right moment…then snap. I make plentiful use of hyperfocal as well, it’s the fastest “auto focus” tech around!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      March 3, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      “game within the game” – Love that, a very good description!

  • Reply
    Review of the Rollei35 TE » ray larose
    June 1, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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