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Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory

Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory

Set of close-up lenses made by Rollei for TLRs with Bay 1 accessory bayonets. Two versions, one with three pieces and one with two. Allows focusing between 50 and 31cm. Metal body available in silver.

  • Older models: Rolleiparkeill, Rolleinar 2, Rolleinar 2 (one Rolleinar per lens, Rolleiparkeill on viewing lens)
  • Newer models: Rolleinar 2, Rolleinar 2 (larger Rolleinar on viewing lens)
  • Size: 35 x 15mm (viewing lens) and 37 x 8mm (taking lens)
  • Weight: 27g
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TLR

Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras are defined by having two lenses. One lens is used for taking images and the other is for viewing, focusing, and framing your photos. The lenses are synchronized and the same focal length to allow for proper framing and focusing.

Normally, the viewing lens redirects light upwards towards a waist level viewfinder and the lower lens exposes the film using a built-in leaf shutter. Because of the way this system works the image in the viewfinder is flipped horizontally, which can take some time to get used to. There are also slight differences in framing between the two lenses that can affect images at close focusing distances.

Most TLRs take 6x6cm images on 120 medium format roll film, although some could also use now-discontinued 220 film. Many companies made TLRs, including Yashica, Minolta, and Zeiss Ikon. The most famous TLR brand, though, is Rollei.

The Rolleicord and Rolleiflex cameras are the definitive TLR designs, with all others taking major inspiration from them. These cameras pair world-class build quality with legendary Carl Zeiss & Schneider-Kreuznach lenses to make an excellent, if expensive, camera.

TLRs are iconic ”old school” cameras, used as the primary camera of journalists and documentary photographers for decades before 35mm SLRs took over. Most people will recognize a TLR as an ”old camera” and many will be intrigued by its strange (by today’s standards) two-lens design.

DHW Fototechnik is still making Rolleiflex TLRs today in Germany.

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Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
03 Jan 2024 T59625 € 99.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
29 Nov 2023 T58057 € 85.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
12 Aug 2023 T18599 € 70.99 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
14 May 2023 T19591 € 102.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
14 May 2023 T18192 € 101.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
12 May 2023 T31782 € 99.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
26 Mar 2023 T21846 € 99.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
14 Jan 2023 T18543 € 99.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
21 Sep 2022 T21213 € 99.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
02 Jul 2022 T16158 € 99.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
24 Apr 2022 E15910 € 90.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
11 Apr 2022 A65670 € 109.00 Rollei Bay I Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image