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Introduction

This is the Rolleigraphy Photo Gallery. The Rolleigraphy Users Site can still be found at rolleigraphy.org

I own the ‘rolleigraphy.org’ domain name since 2001. The Rolleigraphy website itself is a couple of years older. When the ‘.photo’ top level domain became available I decided to register ‘rolleigraphy.photo’ too. I felt it was more suitable for a photography site. On the other hand changing the existant name is not very smart so I used the .photo domain name as an alias for the .org name for a number of years. Now that the site has grown I present the Photo Gallery under the .photo name and reserve the .org domain for the Users Site.

The Gallery

Most of the images were made with a Rolleiflex camera and exposed on film. For medium format I mostly used the old Fujichrome Velvia RVP film. Often that film was current at the time of exposure and I still have stock left in the freezer. That is not the case with 35 mm film. I have used the present Velvia 50 (RVP50), Velvia 100 (RVP 100) and 100F (RVP 100F) and sometimes other films like Ektachrome or Provia.

The films were scanned on a Nikon Cool-Scan 9000 ED. Early scans were made with Nikon Scan 4 software. It is not available for modern computers. I use Vuescan now. The 4x5 inch slides are too large for the Nikon scanner. I still own an old Epson Photo 3200 flatbed scanner from the very early days of this site and that one is large enough to take the large format film.

In the Spring of 2013 I purchased a Fuji X-E1 digital camera. It is a mirrorless camera. I like the results but hate its EVF. When being used to large high quality optical finders, electronic viewfinders are just miserable things. In bright sunshine you can't see anything at all and when you do see something the contrast of the finder image is totally different from reality. Apart from Fujinon zoom lenses I have used Leica-M, Voigtländer-M and Nikkor F-mount lenses. I still have the Rolleis and the Linhof but sometimes it is more convenient to use a digital camera.

I am adding the actual ‘focal length’ to the technical details of photo's made with a zoom-lens. It is the real focal length not the ‘35 mm equivalent’ so you will have to take the frame size into account. In order to keep the columns at the foot of image pages as short as possible I have upgraded the script that builds the pages. It prints only those lines that have a value or a tekst and leaves any others out. I am still working on this.