Rolleiflex 2.8D

My favorite camera. Rolleiflex 2.8D with 80mm Schneider-Kreuznach Xenotar. If everything else had to go this one would stay.

  • Dmitry Lyakhov 9y

    My favorite so far is Yashica MAT 124G. Maybe it's time to try Rollei?
  • Xenotar28 PRO 9y

    A Rollei TLR with Planar or Xenotar would shine with your fine photographic skills. The joy of Rollei is not just in the glass, but in the handling, and the overall mechanical feel. I think you would fall in love with it.:-)
  • Howard French 9y

    I love the Yashica Mat, too, but it led me to the Rolleiflex. Sometimes I feel the guilt of abandonment. Most of the time, though, with this camera in my hands, I feel an immense joy.
  • Xenotar28 PRO 9y


    Think of the Yashica as getting a well deserved rest and of the Rolleiflex as a most sexy instrument in your hands. Don't feel guilty. What counts is
    results. Would you give up your Rolleiflex to satisfy your guilty spells? Somehow I don't think so.
  • Eric Yao 9y

    I have a rolleiflex 3.5E, I think Rollei is great!
  • Sara Figal 9y

    I loooove working with my rollei 3.5f. I do, however, and howsoever guiltily, wish I had a medium-format camera with a faster lens for low-light situations (I'd love 1,2 or a 1,8). Do you think the 2.8 is a significant improvement over the 3.5?
  • Sara Figal 9y

    By the way, the photograph is wonderfully seductive: a rollei, blue jeans, some brown leather, and the times... mmmmmmm. terrific composition.
  • Xenotar28 PRO 9y

    Saraeigen: Sorry for the late reply. Haven't been much to my computer lately. Your Rollei 3.5f is in good hands. Keep working with it. You have a great feel for it. A medium format camera with a 1.2 or 1.8 lens would weigh a ton. I don't think any are available. If someone knows, please correct me. Except for the 1 stop gain in light, no siginificant improvement between a 3.5f and 2.8f. Think of all the great photographs that were taken before Planar and Xenotar came along. Use the differential for film, developer and a good scanner. Your photographic instinct is the important thing and you've plenty of that. BTW: thanks for the compliment.
  • Mikel Peterson 9y

    I completely agree with the above comments -- the Rollei TLR's are, in my opinion, one of the greatest camera designs ever. Strange, but when I've got my Rollei in hand, I don't even think about needing other focal length lenses.
  • Wayne in Toronto 8y

    Wow what a great photo !
  • Paolo Orsacchini 8y

    i love it too!
  • Maurice 8y

    What a Beauty!
  • pissiro 8y

    You gotta love rollei! i just took my first roll to the lab. can't wait to see the results. Btw as far a i know the fastest mf lens is the mamiya 645 80mm f1.9.
  • Kyubi Kitsune 7y


    I have rolleicord III and love it very much - prefer it even to hasselblad 501c in most cases...
  • ludwig urec 7y

    OOOOOOOOOPS!! One of my favourites!!! I want to marry you......
  • Yorchis 7y

    I love this camera
  • Matteo Prezioso 7y

    your camera is such a beauty. A stunning one, that is.

    I just recently managed to convince my dad to pass me his 1951 Rolleiflex f3.5 Automat - I just love the feeling of using it, not to mention the medium format negative output...!

    I have no complaints whatsoever with the camera, considering it was put on a shelf for more than 20 years, NEVER EVER used during that time, until I put a roll in it and yahoo, it worked as it was its first. Try and do that to any current digital camera...

    I only wish my Rolleiflex had metering capabilities; that, and that only, is the one thing it keeps bothering me.

    But hey, I love my Rolleiflex! And yes, that'd be the one camera which would stay with me, no matter what.
  • Pierre SUCHET PRO 3y

    Hi George : I immediatly thought about your great collection of cameras when I bought, a few days ago, a Rolleiflex 2.8F. I am sure that it will be a very good friend !
  • c0gnate 3y

    Impressive! Wish I could afford one like that!
  • Ron (Netherlands) 6mo

    Very nice presentation of a great camera. The 2.8D is my favorite too but I never owned one - actually I couldn't find a nice one with untouched glass (I had a 2.8C and now have a 2.8F)
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