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4 Sale *Rolleimarin II* - rare complete system

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With heavy heart I have decided to part with my beloved vintage Rolleimarin II underwater system. It is complete with Rolleiflex f3.5 camera, flash(bulb) unit, original travel bags, original instruction manuals and misc accessories. I have put it on Ebay last night

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=016

 

I have also put up more pictures of this beautiful system on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotobo25/sets...0240621/detail/

 

Even if you are not interested in buying, I would recommend to check out the pictures of this legendary iconic system of professional underwater photography. Many of the big names and pioneers in underwater photography had their fame started with this system. I bought this unit waayyy back from Ron Merker, Aquatic Center, Newport Beach.

 

I will miss it and hope it may last another 50+ years with another loving owner.

 

Bo

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Oh My God!

 

My heart skipped a few beats when I saw this. I used one while on assignment for Dacor Corp. off Cayman Brac and Little Cayman in 1968! Not much fun with 120 roll film (12 shots) with flash bulbs! Your housing and camera looks like MINT condition! Would absolutely love to purchase this, but not collecting. For the serious, this is a GEM!

 

Best,

 

Tom Stack

http://www.tomstackphoto.com

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Man, I find it hard to believe your selling this. I'd love to shoot with one of these, though I'm sure it's way over my budget! I've actually just got a cheap as ya like film camera to play with and can't wait to try it and see how things work out!

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^_^ Thanks Tom for the nice words. It is good to know there are others out there that still have special memories of this system. And yes, besides the discipline needed in shooting only 12 shots per dive, it was also a lot of underwater gymnastics to replace that bulb after each shot and get it back into that floating net bag. Remember we knew nothing about bouyancy control...LOL. I don't think this new digital generation has any appreciation for what we went through to get those shots back then. But I sure admire the great stuff that is being done these days, as your website is a great example.

 

 

Oh My God!

 

My heart skipped a few beats when I saw this. I used one while on assignment for Dacor Corp. off Cayman Brac and Little Cayman in 1968! Not much fun with 120 roll film (12 shots) with flash bulbs! Your housing and camera looks like MINT condition! Would absolutely love to purchase this, but not collecting. For the serious, this is a GEM!

 

Best,

 

Tom Stack

http://www.tomstackphoto.com

 

Man, I find it hard to believe your selling this. I'd love to shoot with one of these, though I'm sure it's way over my budget! I've actually just got a cheap as ya like film camera to play with and can't wait to try it and see how things work out!

 

 

I'm still keeping my Rolleimarin IV in even better and more complete condition as the II I'm selling. Maybe I should take pictures and share with those appreciative of vintage equipment?

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