Rollei 16

Rollei 16


There was a television show that was on ABC-TV in 1974 called "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." The main character played a newspaper reporter and he used a camera just like this Rollei 16. That's the only reason I bought this one off a popular online auction site - for the connection to one of my favorite shows.

Rollei 16

05 Jul 2016 309
There was a television show on in 1974, on the ABC network called "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." It only lasted one season, but it was a great show. I used to watch it when it was on, then in repeats and wonder at how the main character, who was a newspaper reporter, could get by using a 110 camera for news photography. One time, I stopped a frame while I was watching my DVD set of the show and noticed it didn't look like an ordinary 110 camera. It turned out to be this high-quality German-made beauty Rollei 16. It is a 16mm camera made out of real metal and glass and performs admirably. I haven't found any 16 film like it uses, but have cut down some 35mm Kodak Tri-X film to put in it and used it that way. It works much better than your typical 110 camera. Now I can see how the character in the show got away with using such a little camera.

Church Steeple

18 Mar 2014 2 386
The Presbyterian church here in my hometown. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: November 19th, 2010, 9:00 a.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 8 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 07cf

Rollei 16 Downtown

18 Mar 2014 338
This is the first time I've gotten to use my subminiature Rollei 16 16mm camera. I cut down some Kodak Tri-X to fit in the camera, and although I didn't have it cut precisely or aligned correctly, I did get a very usable image to see how it performs. I suppose that when they said technology had left it behind and there are much better cameras and film formats available, they were right. James Bond might find it usable in his line of work, though. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: October 19th, 2010, 3:12 p.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 8 mins. Rinse: 10 secs. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 01bf

Grainger

18 Mar 2014 317
The Graingers superstore/warehouse located in the next state to mine. They have just about everything you need. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: October 21st, 2010, 12:13 p.m. Location: Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 8 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 02cf

Peggy's Windmill

18 Mar 2014 334
This is the windmill that Peggy, my late neighbor, enjoyed so well. I also liked it a lot and have featured it in my photostream several times. This shot was taken on a blustery day as it was busily spinning away. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: October 29th, 2010 Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 8 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 03-2cf

Coggan

18 Mar 2014 312
An old building named "Coggan" found in Clay City, Illinois. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: October 30th, 2010, 5:48 p.m. Location: Clay City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 8 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 04-2cf

Election Day 2010

18 Mar 2014 300
The local Masonic Lodge, photographed on Election Day, 2010. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: November 2nd, 2010, 3:23 p.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 8 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 05df

Little Cat Feet

18 Mar 2014 3 4 440
There was a heavy fog that covered my landscape early this morning, so I couldn't resist the urge to go out and shoot something in it. Here's a headstone I've shot before (seems I've shot everything in my area before - this is getting old!) sitting next to the reservoir as the fog moved in. A little history of the man that is buried here. Thomas Langford was born on February 24th, 1814, and died at age 40 on March 28th, 1954. It is interesting to note that, while at the age of 18, he fought in the Black Hawk War of 1832, which was fought in Illinois and parts of Wisconsin. Camera: Rollei 16 16mm subminiature camera (Produced 1963-1967) Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 25mm, f/2.8 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO black and white 35mm film (Cut down to 16mm) Aperture: F/22 Exposure length: Approx. 1/30th sec. Date: November 17th, 2010, 7:43 a.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 72 degrees): D-76: 6 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 7 mins. Rinse: 1 min. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Rollei 16 06df