Today while looking to buy a replacement #2 I found a excellent + condition #3 close up Rolleinar at a sort of reasonable price of $200 USD. I bought it, so I can now can do super closeups with the Rolleiflex F2.8. Not sure how I will use this new piece of equipment. Possibly will shoot details of the garbage, extreme closeups of hands etc.
I will need to buy a replacement #2 Rolleinar if I cannot find the one I lost. Bonehead move on my part, I need to be more careful with my camera gear. One benefit of this fiasco, while looking for a replacement #2, I bought the binocular focusing device and a Rolleinar #3. Maybe the photo gods wanted me to go down this path, so forced my hand. I might be able to make some important negs with these new tools. Hope, Hope!
|Rolleiflex Rolleinar #3, Bay 3 Closeup lens|
Update* Found my Rolleinar #2!!!! It was in another camera bag, a bag I had taken earlier to work and then returned to the darkroom before taking a second bag. DUH!!! a stupid mistake. At least I did not lose the darn thing, it would have cost $225 USD plus shipping and taxes to replace. More importantly now I can make photos with it. I am very excited by those possibilities.
The weird result of all of this as mentioned earlier I got the Rolleinar #3 and the Binocular leather hood device as a result of the temporary #2 loss. Will I make better negs with these? Important negs? Regardless am quite relieved to have found my #2, now I can relax and happily print this week.
Another good thing to come out of this is that I will now be VERY VERY careful with my Rolleinar lens, all 3 of them. Ain't losing one of these things again!