Rollei Rolleiflex 2.8 E Planar

Rolleiflex is the name of a long-running and diverse line of high-end cameras originally made by the German company Franke & Heidecke, and later Rollei-Werk. The Rolleiflex TLR film cameras were notable for their exceptional build quality, compact size, modest weight, superior optics, durable, simple, reliable mechanics and bright viewfinders. They were popular and widely imitated. The high-quality 8 cm focal length lenses, manufactured by Zeiss and Schneider, allowed for a smaller, lighter, more compact camera than their imitators.The highly regarded Zeiss Planar f2.8 and Schneider Xenotar lenses, both 80mm focal length and fast in comparison, are both state of the art optics.

Produced between 1956-59 with quantity 44.000 units. Serials 1.621.000-1.665.999, engraved above name plate.

Taking Lens: Carl Zeiss Oberkochen Planar 2.8/80mm, filter Bayonet 3.

Finder lens: Zeiss or Schneider Heidosmat 2.8/80mm, Bayonet 3.

Other specificatons:

Interchangeable focusing screen & finder loupe.

Parallax control

Dual-range uncoupled lightmeter

Film: 120 roll for 12 exposure of 6x6cm, and 35mm with adapter Rolleikin 2

Film winding: with lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12.

Blank film pressure plate.