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Re: [Rollei] How rare are E3 Planars?
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] How rare are E3 Planars?
- From: David Seifert <dseifert >
- Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 07:45:49 -0800
Was it a 3.5E3 or 2.8E3? According to Prochnow here are the production
numbers on these models:
2.8E3 Production dates: 3/62-1/65 Total produced: 2025
3.5E3 Production dates: 7/61-1/65 Total produced: 5035
Both were available with either Planar or Xenotar lenses but no breakdown
In terms of units produced these are low numbers for a Rolleiflex. To my
knowledge the only regular production model with lower numbers is the
elusive 2.8B. By definition I guess that makes it collectible. With
respect to desirability, I would rate it below the 2.8E2 as an example of
the E type. The E3 was produced as an "economy model" alternative to the F
models which were concurrently in production.
I think the $1150 price may be optimistic if the condition is only Ex+.
At 09:41 AM 11/1/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Saw an E3 Planar listed on George Ury's website for $1150 in Ex+
>condition. Are these really rare, and is there anything special about them?