Rolleiflex 2.8D

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

    1. mutbka 98 months ago | reply

      My favorite so far is Yashica MAT 124G. Maybe it's time to try Rollei?

    2. Xenotar28 98 months ago | reply

      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.:-)

    3. A Glimpse of the World 96 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. Xenotar28 96 months ago | reply


      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.

    5. Eric Yao 93 months ago | reply

      I have a rolleiflex 3.5E, I think Rollei is great!

    6. sarafigal 92 months ago | reply

      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?

    7. sarafigal 92 months ago | reply

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

    8. Xenotar28 91 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. magnimike 90 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. Wayne in Toronto 79 months ago | reply

      Wow what a great photo !

    11. orsacchini 77 months ago | reply

      i love it too!

    12. Maurice: 76 months ago | reply

      What a Beauty!

    13. pissiro [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      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.

    14. Kyubi Kitsune 75 months ago | reply


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

    15. Muliang 68 months ago | reply

      OOOOOOOOOPS!! One of my favourites!!! I want to marry you......

    16. Yorchis [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      I love this camera

    17. matteoprez 65 months ago | reply

      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.

    18. Paysage du temps 21 months ago | reply

      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 !

    19. c0gnate 18 months ago | reply

      Impressive! Wish I could afford one like that!

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