Rolleiflex 3.5F and a Flash

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by ruslan safin, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Gentlemen,

    I want to use a flash with my Rolleiflex 3.5F. Where can I learn
    about what flashes I can use and what to look for when buying?

    Thank you and have a nice day!
  2. Is there a pro camera store near you? They should be able to help you out, and might have a book or two that can help. Also try the local library for books on photography. You will need a bracket to hold the flash to the camera, in addition to the flash itself, because your Rollei does not have a place to attach the flash itself, only a socket to plug in the cord that fires the flash when you press the shutter. Many newer flashes do not have such a cord, or they are optional. Again, your local pro camera store is your best bet.
  3. The potato-masher type of flash unit works quite well with a Rollei. Also, if you get a Rolleifix, you can attach a flash bracket right onto the grip. That's really a neat arrangement.
  4. Oops. You have to have the pistol grip as well as the Rolleifix.
  5. No, the pistol grip is not needed. I just use my Metz 45CT-45, the Metz bracket plus the Rolleifix.
  6. Perhaps it's me, but my hands are too small to use the Metz 45CT-x Rollei combo. I cannot reach the focusknob when holding the flash in my hand. I think you need really big hands to use this combination comfortably.
    A smaller third party handgrip works much better.

    Siu Fai
  7. Siu Fai; No, it's not easy to focus with this combination. But I'm used to it. Rollei had something about using these Metz flashguns with the standard bracket, in their brochure about the 2,8GX. Not so much about the handling, but more on the SCA adapter.
  8. so all I need is a Rolleifix, a pistol, a bracket and a flash? or something is missing? actually I can not imagine how to mount all that equipment but I think I wiil check it out with your help!

    Thanks again!

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