This is the Rollei 35RF, one of the newer film cameras in my collection. It is based on a Cosina chassis similar to the Voightländer Bessa R2A and Bessa L. With TTL metering and solid controls, it is easy to shoot with. I don’t have any Leica M-mount lenses, but am able to use thread mount glass (like the Canon Serenar 50mm with which the sample pictures were taken) with the aid of an adapter.
The ergonomics are almost identical to the R2A, but the 35RF has a better grip. This particular camera functions perfectly and I had no problems running the first roll (Ultrafine 100) through it. I look forward to putting some of my favorite film in it.
Manual for this camera.
|Speed||B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000|
|Light Meter||Yes (TTL)|
Sample pictures taken with Canon Serenar f1.8 50mm, UltraFine 100, stand developed HC-110, 30 min.