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Re: [Rollei] Rolleisoft


Do you know if the Rolleisoft can be used with the Rolleinar? I have the
Rolleinar I in Bay I and was wondering about this.  I would also be
interested to hear how you like the results when you use it!


Rich Lahrson wrote:
> Hi,
>      I've just received the Rolleisoft 1 in Bay I.  I've never used an optical
> softener.  This is the stronger of the two, the other being Rolleisoft O which
> I'm waiting for to arrive.  Putting the Rolleisoft 1 on the viewing lens doesn't
> seem to do much to the groundglass image besides lessen contrast, but,
> of course, you can't see fine detail on a groundglass.
>      Holding the Rolleisoft at an angle to the light, however, reveals a
> sharp flaring of the light.  Also, the very center appears clear, without
> a circle.  Does the effect vary with the aperture?  What is the effect of
> the Rolleisoft on spectral highlights?
>      Traditionally,. these were used and are still used for portraiture.  But
> I'm thinking these might produce interesting images with infrared film,
> as the contrast of infrared is often too harsh.
>                                                         Cheers,
>                                                                             Rich
> Lahrson
> tripspud