The acquisition of this Rollei 35T, essentially a rename of the original Rollei 35, began what was an epic day of purchases at the monthly Civitan of Arlington Flea Market. In the end, I took this Rollei, Nikon EM with f1.8 lens, Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic with Takumar f1.4 lens, unidentified 127 folder, and a Voigtlander Prominent I home with me, all for around $130.

As my friend wanted to immediately borrow the 35T, pictures that I took on the first roll were developed a full two weeks before I got the camera back to photograph properly.

Make Rollei
Model 35T
Year 1974 – 1980
Format 35mm
Shutter Rollei
Speed B, 2 – 500
Lens Tessar
f3.5 40mm
Focus 3ft – ∞
Aperture f3.5 to 22
Light Meter Yes, coupled Cds
Rangefinder No

 

Example photos (UltraFine 100, HC110 stand-developed, Ilford Rapid fixer):