Shortly before his death Fritz Henle wrote the preface for the Rollei Report 1. He very convincingly describes his fist meeting with the Rolleiflex.
The year 1930 held important developments for me, for in the photo shop opposite the college, run by Herr Lezgus, I was able to hold a Rolleiflex camera for the first time. I knew right away that I wanted to work with this camera. At the college, we were using large studio cameras that didn’t lend themselves to my type of creative photography. I was fascinated by the Rolleiflex screen image which allowed instant composition. From the very beginning, I filled the entire 6x6 frame, realizing that sectional enlargement was not only superfluous but even working against my intentions.
He remained faithfully to the Rolleiflex his whole life and he entered as "Mr. Rollei" in to the history. His photographs fascinate me so much that I converted some of his character heads from the book "Paris 1938" with brush and pencil on sign carton.