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Re: [Rollei] Rolleisoft
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Rolleisoft
- From: Gene Johnson <genej2 >
- Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 08:11:47 -0800
- References: <20010903010846.21690.qmail >
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:
> 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.