SATOH Hirotaka Architects
JapaneseEnglish

Rolleiflex3.5F / Low life flex 3.5F type4


2005.03.03

Two-lens reflex camera "Low Life Flex 2F type3.5"

rolleiflex35f.jpg
Here are my favorite cameras. The first is Low Life Flex.

Rollei introduced the twin-lens reflex camera in 2. There is also a current model, a camera with a long history of many secret users.
The most obvious feature of a twin-lens reflex camera is that there are two upper and lower lenses. The lower lens is a take lens for photography, and the upper lens is a view lens for preview. Light incident from the view lens forms an image of the same size as the film, 2 mm x 2 mm, on the matte surface at the top of the camera. In other words, it is a luxury specification with another large lens for the viewfinder.

The format of the photo is square, which makes it difficult to take a picture of the architecture, but once the composition is determined, the image will be well proportioned and tight.
The internal structure is elaborate. All its functions are configured by mechanical. It is a truly luxurious, skillful construction that is impossible at present with advanced electronic technology.
However, this camera is big and heavy. It is painful to carry around everyday. After all, when pursuing convenience, economy and practicality, realistic options converge on digital cameras. In fact, the opportunity to use is overwhelmingly digital cameras. Why is this camera still used?
After all, it's fun. When shooting, look into the focus hood with a bowing posture. The beautiful image that spreads out is more like looking at a picture rather than a viewfinder. This was a shocking experience for me, which used to be a single-lens reflex camera. It's fun, and I point my camera in various directions.
The beauty of the medium-size positive finish with the twin lens is still incomparable to the 35mm camera. In response to the release of the shutter, a small sound of "Koto". The feeling of a crank winding a film. Click feeling of the dial. Anyway it's nice. It cannot be enjoyed with a single-lens reflex camera with a large mirror shock or a digital camera with a fake shutter sound. Operations, mechanisms and functions are all felt as realistic responses.
If you usually operate CAD and CG and are immersed in a virtual world, it will be a rebound, and even more, this real intention will be a pleasure. Anyway, it is a camera that allows you to enjoy the act of shooting as well as the finish of the photo.

| News related to PHOTO

16.04.23
Architecture Photography Course 05 Recommended Equipment
16.04.22
Architecture Photography Course 04 Retouching
16.04.22
Architecture Photography Course 03 Development
16.04.22
Architecture Photography Lecture 02 Shooting
16.04.20
Architecture Photography Course 01 Basic Knowledge
15.02.17
About recent cameras
10.01.19
DxO Optics Pro
10.01.19
EOS5D mark2
09.12.08
MINOX B / Minox B
09.04.25
LUMIX G1
08.02.23
LUMIX DMC-TZ series
06.03.11
Posted in Casa BRUTUS
05.12.04
leica IIIa / Leica 3a
05.07.08
UR rental house photo contest selected
05.03.30
Sunday evening
05.03.03
Rolleiflex3.5F / Low life flex 3.5F type4