We finally had the opportunity to use the Rollei 35 S film camera, which we had been eyeing for a while! What makes this unique (for us at least) is that the Rollei 35 S was produced in Singapore in the late 1960s! With such a connection and history behind this camera, we were ecstatic when our friend kindly lent us one to try it out!
The Rollei 35 S is a small and compact manual film camera. With a Zeiss f/2.8 40mm lens, it is perfect for street photography as the camera would not be as conspicuous when shooting people. Due to its size, it is also very portable and easy to carry around. Here are our shots taken in the concrete jungle of Singapore, using the Kodak Portra 400 film:
We had fun using the Rollei 35 S, and sometimes we were a bit more brazen and shot without using a light or distance meter! In this way, we are hoping to improve on our street photography skills.
Till next time,