ROLLEI SL 83
Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:42 PM
Have come across a ROLLEI SL 83 and wanted to know if anyone has had previous experience with these cameras. It's going for around £30 and I'd be using it for the 'Straight8' competition initially. Is it worth the money? Just to let you know I've browsed the net and these forums for information but couldn't find any.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:30 AM
But the Rollei had a good reputation so it might be worth picking up.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:11 AM
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:32 AM
The rest of the Rollei cameras (SL 81-82-83-84-85) are just rebadged Bauers. They seem pretty cool though compared to the Bauers...
I happen to have the full range of Rollei cameras and I can say that the Rollei-Bauer cameras seem more reliable to me compared to the Rollei-Rollei ones! These are very fragile and it's difficult to find a full working model (it's dificult in either case to because of theire rarity). Fortunatelly, I have 2 of the 1200 pieces, both in very good working condition
Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:16 PM
Thanks a bunch for the detailed (and surprising) replies. Unfortunately they came after the auction had ended, and I didn't really want to get it without professional advice (seeing as there are so many Super 8's floating around at the moment). However, I'm not sure if the seller managed to get rid of it so will ask him to put it up again if not. I'll keep your advice in the back of my head just in case I come across another! It's probably worth picking up the next one that comes along anyway, as I've never used Super 8 before and obviously want to try it out.