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Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory

Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory

Set of close-up lenses made by Rollei for TLRs with Bay 2 accessory bayonets. The larger Heidosmat-Rolleinar is for the viewing lens and includes a prism to correct for parallax error. The smaller Rolleinar is for the taking lens and enhances close focus abilities, allowing for focus between 32 and 50cm.

  • Size: 41 x 21mm
  • Weight: 32g
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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 II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
01 Jan 2024 T56184 € 127.70 Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
18 Nov 2023 T56181 € 82.18 Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
24 Oct 2022 T24154 € 127.82 Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
10 Aug 2022 T10636 € 125.00 Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image
15 Jun 2022 T16557 € 125.00 Rollei Bay II Rolleinar 2 - Accessory Image