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Rollei Zeiss F-Rolleinar 14mm f3.5 HFT

type
years and variants
elements-groups
f.stop
angle of view, h,v,diag
fullframe

 

13/12 2.8-22 180°
image circle
close focus
filters
dimensions (max diameter, lenght, weight)
No Parallax Point (from bajonet)
>44mm 0.3m revolver 83 x 94 mm 620gr  
Rollei QBM bayonet
Produced by mamiya, same as Mamiya 14mm and Voigtländer 14mm, but with HFT multicoating. Maybe avaliable in chrome too?

Here they are all four. Please notice the nice solution for the filter selection, recessed in the sunshade collar. In that period Rollei just bought Voigtländer, that was in financial trouble, and started a foolish marketing of rebranding the same things. Such as for the Rollei XS35 and the Voigtlander VF135, nice compact rangefinder cameras, or the same 35mm single lens reflex, offered in the Rollei or Voigtländer name. You'd say, fortunately they share the same bayonet. Not really true. First one Voigtlaender had also an M42 version. Second the Rollei QBM passed at least 3 different revisions. Lenses were sold in 3 brands (!!) One was the upper line, the fantastic Zeiss, with the Rollei HFT multicoating. Then the first Zeiss lens seria has also a (rare) M42 subserie, as the first Solor-Skoparex. In many people opinion the best lenses ever made for the 35mm format, very expensive in the period. The other two lines were Rolleinar and Color-Skoparex. Quite all these lenses were manufactured by 3rd party, and the 3rd party was Mamiya.