As there are no interchangeable lenses on Rolleicord or Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras, the only way to take close up shots is to use an accessory magnifying lens referred to as a Rolleinar. They come in three strengths, from 1-3, increasing in magnification. This shot was taken with a Rolleinar 1. There are two filters, one for the viewing lens and one for the taking lens. When not it use, they screw together and store in a small leather case. Quite ingenious were the engineers at Franke and Heidecke, the two Germans responsible for starting the company that manufactured the Rolleiflex and Rolleicord line beginning in 1920 (the year Rahaullinen Farm was built from stone). The corporation held the market on fine photographic instruments until the late 70's, when Victor Hasselblad beat them to the punch by introducing an SLR medium format camera. While Rolleiflex followed with the introduction of the SL66, it was too late and they lost their market share forever.
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