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ROLLEI -35 (SCA 037)
- Made in Germany
- Zeiss Tessar Lens
- Rollei flash gun
- Condition (In our opinion: 8/10)
- Item Code: SCA 037
In 1920, Paul Franke and Reinhold Heidecke established ‘Rollei’ in Braunschweig (Germany). It began as an optics and precision mechanic workshop. Heidecke proposed a new type of roll film camera ‘Rolleiflex’ which was a twin lens camera and Franke financed its marketing. The success of the camera helped recognize the company as precision manufacturer. It was originally name Werkstatt für Feinmechanik und Optik, Franke and Heidecke; which was renamed several times before finally becoming Rollei Fototechnic GmbH and Co in 1981. The company produced the famous Rolleiflex and Rolleicord series, during its later years Rollei started producing specialty films for the photography.
There were several transitions involved in the ownership of the company and in 2015, the production of cameras and its accessories came to halt eventually. A subdivision of the company named RCP Technik Verwaltungs GmbH, however, have continued to produce digital cameras and accessories under the label of ‘Rollei’ in Europe.
Presented here is the little ‘Rollei 35’ which was considered to be one of the ideal cameras to be used by novice photographers because it was the smallest camera to withhold 35 mm film cartridges. It had a chrome silver and black body. It was manufactured between 1966 till 1971 in Germany, however, later versions were produced in Singapore. The current camera is one of the initial versions with Zeiss Tessar lens with an aperture of f/3.5 and 40 mm focal length. The key distinguishing feature was that despite the pocket size of the camera, the quality of photos was not compromised in any manner. The camera on offer is present in an exceptional state with a Rollei beta flash gun.
Make this little piece of history a part of your vintage camera collection to add a variety and taste to it.
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