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Introduction

Welcome to the Rolleigraphy website. It is a private site about Rolleiflex and Rolleicord cameras. The site is mainly about the Twin Lens Reflex cameras. Please use the navigation bar to find your way or choose Site Index for a full index of pages.

News

Smartphones and tablets

The web-site rolleigraphy.org is fully adapted for tablets and smartphones. I have made Tables ‘responsive’ now. It means that you can scroll left and right in a table when the window is not wide enough to show the table properly.

The width of the so called viewport is set for the width of your device. I have introduced two breakpoints for the viewport. For viewports wider than 1100 px the lay-out is still as usual for computer screens. For viewports narrower than 1100 px the line height of some page elements is increased. The navigation bar and the Contents section for instance. The intention is to give tablet users more room for touching the desired link.

When the viewport is narrower than 768 px more changes take place. The Page Index section changes into just one column instead of three. Images will be placed between paragraphs instead of being wrapped inside paragraphs. Some elements that were aligned to the right are moved to the left.

There are so many devices now, with so many screen sizes, that it is difficult to determine proper breakpoints and impractical to test all devices myself. I have tested the lay-out on my MacBook Pro, my wife's iPad and on our iPhones. When you are using a PC or notebook you can see what is happening by changing the width of the browser window. The next page - Rolleigraphy: Photography with a Rolleiflex - will show it nicely.

Other stuff

Security Headers, a Content Security Policy and a Feature Policy were added recently. Still no coockies or trackers on this site.

Acknowledgements and thanks

Acknowledgements

I am indebted to my friend Emmanuel Bigler for composing the Comparative Chart of Twin-Lens Cameras of Rolleiflex TLR models and for his kind permission to use photographs of various Rolleiflex models. His photographs were scanned by M. Henri Peyre for his French web-site Galérie Photo. I would like to thank Mr. Carlos Manuel Freaza for his assistance with the paragraphs on the coded serial numbers. As a matter of fact I used a few lines from his hand with permission. On a different public platform Mr. Jan Böttcher gave me a detailed explanation of the mysterious ‘index number’. Thanks again, Jan. I have used this information to clarify the suitability of the Magazine 4560. I am grateful to Mr. Charles Lin and to Mr. Chris Protopapas for their kind permission to use an image of a Rolleiflex. Mr. Karl Keung gracefully provided me with a number of photographs of his unique mint 2.8 E still having the original factory seals. To all of you, thank you very much!

Thanks

To the Visitors of these pages: Thank you for visiting my site! I hope some of my enthusiasm for the Rolleiflex cameras is transferred to you. In photography nothing is more spectacular than looking down on the screena of a medium format camera like a Rolleiflex. Also a Rolleiflex TLR is much lighter than a bag full of 35 mm (‘full frame’) SLR stuff. Some of you contributed to these pages by bringing to my attention all kinds of errors and omissions. Thanks for your mail!