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Re: [Rollei] Rollinar 3 parallax error
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Rollinar 3 parallax error
- From: "Simon Greenwood" <mail
- Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 12:18:46 +0100
Thanks for your swift response, It appears I correctly fitted the lenses, indeed the
pictures are pin sharp, which they would not have been if the taking lens was not
The problem was clearly with the viewing lens, which whilst accurately focussing
gave massive parallax error, from what I can see it must have doubled the error
rather than compensated for it.
could the prism be upside down? (suppose someone unscrewed it to clean the lens
inside and out)
Date sent: Fri, 16 May 2003 06:42:17 -0400
To: rollei us
Subject: Re: [Rollei] Rollinar 3 parallax error
Send reply to: rollei us
> In a message dated 5/16/2003 5:28:43 AM Eastern Standard Time, mail writes:
> > Ok, it was my first day with my 2.8 GX, I was brimming with confidence having
> > eventually found where the battery was hidden. I loaded my first roll of film (sensibly
> > it turned out) ignoring the print out of an old TLR manual and set about fitting the
> > Rollinar 3 lens that came with the camera.
> > I was presented with two lenses, one which simply magnified which I mounted to the
> > viewing lens and another which was thicker which had an angled lens (which I
> > thought it was for parallax compensation) I mounted to the viewing lens
> > Anyway, whatever I did was wrong as the Staffordshire
> > figures I was photographing
> > all had their heads chopped off!
> > help appreciated
> > regards
> > Simon Greenwood
> > --
> > Simon Greenwood
> Your message makes it sound as if you put BOTH Rolleinar components on the viewing lens. I'm not sure this is even possible, so it's probably an error in your description of what you did.
> The component with the "wedge",(deviation prism) goes on the viewing (upper) lens. The simple magnifier on the taking (lower) lens.
> Within the focusing range of the particular Rolleinar set, this should correct for framing parallax (you should not get chopped of "heads"). It will not correct however, for the "angle-of-view" parallax effects between closer and more distant objects in the photo.
> You might check your rolleinar set and see if in fact both the viewing and taking attatchments are indeed of the "3" strength. Mixed sets are sometimes found out there in the marketplace.
> G. King