Rolleiflex is back in the bag

One of the cameras that hurt the most to part with last year was my Rolleiflex.  a 1958/59 2.8E with the Planar lens.   It was in pretty good shape and took some amazing photos.

So as I started looking for a replacement, I realized it’s going to be a while yet before I can drop the kind of change I need to part with to get a nice condition 2.8 Planar model, I traded a camera for the last one and think I must have gotten a pretty good deal on it.   Not wanting to be without a Rollei for that long I opted to get a near mint Rolleiflex T in it’s place.

Not quite the same build quality as the 2.8, the “T” is a little bit more of a consumer version I think, this one with a Tessar 3.5 lens.  The controls are a touch different and this one is from 1971 or so and ran me well less than half the cost of a 2.8.   One of the bright things about this model is options like a close up filter, or Rolleinar, costs are also much less.

Models and lens numbers aside, a camera is about taking pictures and that’s the true judge of a camera’s quality.   Here’s a few shots from the first two rolls through this Rollei.

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleiflex & Fuji Acros Film

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5 and Rolleinar 1

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5 and Rolleinar 1

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5 and Rolleinar 1

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5 and Rolleinar 1

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5 and Rolleinar 1

Rolleifex with Ilford HP5 and Rolleinar 1

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