rollei retro 80s

Ah it’s so damn sunny outside now. Everyone is taking out their linen sheets and wearing their shorts. Great time to be learning sunny 16, too. And because it’s so beautiful out, we thought that perhaps it’s now time to start shooting more slow films, like this weeks film Friday, Rollei’s Retro 80S! We’ve covered…

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February 25th 2021. Thursday. 7pm. Vancouver – Nicole: previously I had taken my Rolleicord Vb out with Ilford Delta 3200 and used it to take photos of building entrance ways at night. However, the widest aperture on that camera is f3.5, the slowest shutter speed I was willing to go was 1/60 (I’m hand-holding). My…

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rollei superpan 200

Do you like contrast? Do you like punch? Do you want to feel like one of those Japanese street photographers from the 80s and 90s? Are you shooting Ansel Adams-esque landscapes? Do you want to record farmland and vegetation from your small aircraft? Then Rollei Superpan 200 is for you. Rollei Superpan 200, as its…

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Nikon EM 50mm f/1.8

January 20th 2021. Wednesday. 2:35pm. Beau Photo Supplies – Meghan: Recently we got in some new black and white film from Rollei that we had not seen before so Nicole, Mustafa and I set out to all shoot a roll. I also decided it was about time I tried out the only Nikon camera I…

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I know we’ve covered a Rollei 400 speed B&W before, but I swear this is different! That one was RPX 400, which is a panchromatic film made by Harman in jolly good England, while Retro 400s, which we will be talking about today is a bit more special. Its a super-panchromatic film that can cut…

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Rollei’s RPX 400 is the German equivalent to Kodak’s Tri-X or Ilford’s HP5. It’s cheap, it’s dependable and it has that classic tonality. Yet not many people are aware of its existence for many reasons. The main reason is likely that its not as accessible as Kodak or Ilford films in North America. It is…

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This blog post is basically me lamenting about my favourite camera, my Rolleicord Va, and its demise. It is no longer with us due to a nasty fall (thank goodness it wasn’t me – it’s far easier to forgive a second party for the mishap than myself). That being said, it could always be worse…

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Before Covid-19 I thought it might be a good idea to acquire another Rolleicord, specifically for taking into questionable situations such as music festivals and Burning Man. Places many environmental things are out of my control and I’m not daring enough to take the love of my photographic life, my Rolleicord Vb. Even here in…

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