wheeldon.plus.com). The Rolleiwides were rare and now sell for serious prices at camera auctions. But, if you want one, you can buy a brand new wide for $5,575 from DHW-Fototechnik GmbH, marketed by Rolleiflex USA. Cool, I want one.
|The Vicksburg trash clean-up crew.|
Serious photographers still use the Rolleiflex, and 120-size film is still available. You can still buy a brand new 2.8 model with superb multi-coated lenses and a modern built-in light meter.
|Old railroad pilings in Crosby, Mississippi, Kodak Panatomic-X film.|
|Road leading from gravel quarry off North Washington Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Panatomic-X film.|
Update June 2016: I have been using black and white film more and more and bought another Rolleiflex. Of course I should have not sold my earlier ones, typical dumb decision. Some first tests with Tri-X film in Vicksburg are here (click the link). Prices for clean late-model Rolleiflexes are rising steeply as on 2016-2017.
Update March 2017: Some nice magazine covers from Shashin Kōgyō (写真工業), a monthly Japanese magazine about the photographic industry.