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Old 18th January 2012, 07:37 PM
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I am looking for advice about which flash to use with my Rolleicord Vb. I would like something on a bracket to the side of the camera. I have been using a small Boots flash on a folding bracket. It works, but is not very solid feeling. I also find that the sync plug is a loose fit in the Rollei socket. I have been looking at the Metz 45 series flash units and they look quite good. Does anyone know if they work well with this camera? I want to acheive a combination that I can use at parties, etc that wont fall apart when I sit it down.
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Old 18th January 2012, 08:29 PM
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I use a Hanimex 550 flash with my Rolleicord.

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It seems to be the perfect size for a Rolleicord. I think the Metz is a bit too big.



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Old 18th January 2012, 11:33 PM
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I use a vivatar 283 flash on a bracket on both my Rolleicord and Rolleiflex on a flash bar,it is the perfect size for the job and quite a powerful beast,
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Thanks for your suggestions. There seem to be plenty of used flashguns on the market at reasonable prices. I am going to look out for both these models to see if I can pick up a decent one.
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The Vivitar 283 (and the even better 285) is more versatile as it has a larger range of power settings and auto settings. The Hanimex has only two auto settings and full power manual. I have never found it limiting to me though.


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I use a Metz hammerhead. Its works very well with my Rolleiflexes.
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Old 20th January 2012, 08:15 AM
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Search around dealers and try to find a TLR flash bracket, these have a square base. I've a couple, a Velbon and a Yashica. The Yashica is a casting and strong enough for my Bronica, the Velbon formed sheet metal and a bit bendy but OK for a lightweigt TLR. I know Sunpak did one too.
Flash photography with the TLRs sportsfinder is good fun. I did a lot of live music in pubs this way some year back.
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