I debated on whether to take a photo and post a shot today...or not! I decided to go ahead and shoot SOMETHING. This is my dad's Rolleicord, made in Germany in the fifties, it was a pretty excellent camera in it's time. Rollei has a long, and well deserved reputation for building fine cameras. This one, the Rolleicord was not the top of the line, by any means, but it was a pretty cool piece of equipment. It featured automated film advance which was rare and it was all done mechanically...there were no batteries so everything was mechanical. There was no light meter so you either used an external meter or guesstimated, relying on experience and the handy little chart on the back plate. Using 120 or 220 roll film, it made a 4.5 x 4.5 centimeter negative or transparency (for slides) and had a red tinted window on the bottom so you could tell how many shots you had left on the roll. The bottom lens was for taking the picture and the top one was for focus...the view, through the focusing lens was reflected upwards, by a mirror, onto a screen made of ground glass. your view of the subject was the same size as the negative. Seems pretty primitive when compared to the modern cameras of today but...in it's time...it was hot stuff!