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ROLLEIFLEX 3.5 F Twins Lens Refelx Medium Format Camera


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Overall Condition: 8/10,

Comes with 6-month warranty

S#: T2166197


The "Rolleiflex" name is most commonly used to refer to Rollei's premier line of medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras. (A companion line intended for amateur photographers, Rolleicord, existed for several decades.) However, a variety of TLRs and SLRs in medium format, and zone focus, and SLR 35 mm, as well as digital formats have also been produced under the Rolleiflex label. The 120 roll film Rolleiflex series is marketed primarily to professional photographers. Rolleiflex cameras have used film formats 117 (Original Rolleiflex), 120 (Standard, Automat, Letter Models, Rollei-Magic, and T model), and 127 (Baby Rolleiflex).

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  • Format : 12 exposures of 6 x 6 cm on 120 type rollfilm. 
  • Furthermore a Plate adapter for sheet film and a Rolleikin adapter for 35mm film cartridges can be used.
  • Taking lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 1:3.5 f=75mm, Coated or  Zeiss Oberkochen Opton or Tessar 1:3.5 f=75mm, Coated or  Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 1:3.5 f=75mm, Coated.
  • Viewing lens: 1:2.8 f=75mm, coated
  • Filter Bayonet : Both lenses, size 1.
  • Parallax error correction.
  • Shutter: Compur-Rapid X CR00 leafshutter. Speeds 1 to 1/500 sec. and B.
  • Flash synchronization : Sync socket on frontpanel. X synchronization
  • Selftimer
  • Double exposure prevention
  • Color Lacquer : Black
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxDxH: 94 x 95 x 143 mm
  • Weight: 980 grams

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Review for Rolleiflex 3.5F by Ibraar Hussain

This isn’t really a Gear Site, but, if people want to contribute stuff about gear then gear will be featured. To carry on the Gear tradition, I bought myself a precious little Gemstone of a camera.

For those interested in the Leica and rangefinder experience – I suggest you also look to the TLR experience and the Rolleiflex experience as it will give you a completely different feel and vision in your photography. Just owning a classic Rolleiflex is a pleasure in itself, and using one gives a feeling of excitement and productivity and the feel of it all being an event – even if the subject is your cat lounging around the sitting room!


 Reference List:

  1. http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Rolleiflex_3.5_series
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolleiflex
  3. http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2014/01/31/friday-film-the-rolleiflex-3-5f-by-ibraar-hussain/

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Type: Medium Format Camera

Vendor: Rollei