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Re: [Rollei] Rollei XF35 and Voigtlander VF135
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Rollei XF35 and Voigtlander VF135
- From: Bob Shell <bob >
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 12:22:15 -0500
> From: "Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter)" <peterk >
> Reply-To: rollei us
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 08:34:16 -0800
> To: "'rollei
> Subject: [Rollei] Rollei XF35 and Voigtlander VF135
> For those Rollei 35 fans, where does the XF35 fit? I mean is it the end of
> the 35 line?
It doesn't fit. It's not part of the Rollei 35 lineage at all. It was
developed from a Zeiss-Ikon prototype acquired when Rollei bought them out.
The actual last of the Rollei 35 line might be considered to be the
Rolleimatic, which also has a collapsing lens and similar shutter, but with
> ALso, why did they also produce the same camera under the Voigtlander name?
> Different markets?
Yes. The Voigtländer one (forget the model designation at the moment) was
slightly different in external cosmetics, but exactly the same inside.
There was also a very limited production rangefinder camera with
interchangable lenses sold under the Voigtländer name, but never formally
brought into the USA. The couple I've seen were bought in Israel.
> Seems strange. Is the XF35 any good?