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RE: [Rollei] Rollei 2.8B

You are right Marc.  Perhaps I should have said it was the only model to use
a newly designed lens from Zeiss Jena (allegedly a recomputed Planar) and
the first to use Bay 3.  They also had to correct the focusing rails in the
2.8B becuase of the added weight of this new lens.
BTW, Prochnow claims the reason for the switch back to Oberkochen was
because Jena did not meet their delivery commitments, which would make sense
considering it would hold up shipments of TLRs.
I would imagine there was also the political climate to consider as you
pointed out.

Peter K

- -----Original Message-----
From: Marc James Small [mailto:msmall  ]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 3:22 PM
To: rollei  
Subject: RE: [Rollei] Rollei 2.8B

At 10:04 AM 5/30/2000 -0700, Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter) wrote:
>The Rolleiflex 2.8B was the only model to use a lens from the Zeiss Jena
>factory, an 80mm F2.8 Biometar. 

Whoa, there, Trigger!  The 2.8A began life with a CZJ Tessar.  All
Rolleiflex TLR's until the later Automat Type III's had Jena lenses.


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