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Old 09-17-2010, 08:17 AM
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Rolleiflex 3.5E Xenotar

First colour film I put thru the Rollei, after CLA - shutter/aperture were stuck which is common with these models due to the gearing inter lock. It was quite a task to get the shutter firing properly after cleaning out sand from the mechanism but luckily no rust or damage was found.

From the shots, I need to fine tune the focus alignment, off by a few inches.

Film: Kodak Color Pro160
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#1 Garlicson, my highly paid model
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#2 This was to see how flare resistance the Xenotar 75mm f/3.5 is - into the setting sun
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:36 AM
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I still dream of a Rollei

Very very flare resistant.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:47 AM
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Where is the flare lah?
Is Xenar also capable of this?
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:56 PM
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I still dream of a Rollei

Very very flare resistant.
Yup, I was impressed too. Keep looking if I did not have this Xenotar, I would have bid for one with a Xenotar f2.8 - it went for UD$260 which is very cheap even with a missing focusing screen.

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Where is the flare lah?
Is Xenar also capable of this?
No flare - that is why you can't see it

Xenar is one grade below compared to Planar & Xenotar.
As for your question more modern MC coated Xenar will probably stand up against the flare but if you are referring to a Rolleiflex, don't think they MC coated the Xenar lens back then.

Xenar stopped down to f/8 or more can be just as sharp as the Planar & Xenotar for most practical applications.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:32 PM
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Garlic, did you do your own CLA?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:50 AM
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Garlic, did you do your own CLA?
Of cos, most of my gear are bought in needing CLA thus much more affordable to quench my thirst on these beauties.

Mind you, this Rollei was the most troublesome to take apart being my 1st and it has fine sand inside too, since the adjustments are very fine (& there are many variables) to get it to work when the shutter fires during the cocking stage.

Its most satisfying that the m/c's dynamic parts perform like they meant to be, smooth & quiet, only the two dials still a bit stiff when you adjust the aperture & shutter speed but that was a design flaw that I have to live with.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:02 PM
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Botanical Gardens, Penang

This was taken last evening, after a heavy shower but before the sun decided to make a last ditch then calling it a day.

Film : Shanghai GP3 ISO100, washed in PaRodinal.

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Old 09-25-2010, 09:48 PM
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kodak pro160 really produced nice color
plus rolleiflex it's just amazing.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:16 PM
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kodak pro160 really produced nice color
plus rolleiflex it's just amazing.
There is good reasons why they still command such high prices compared to the rest of the pack.

Next I will try a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 pro on this Xenotar lens just to see how the fine grain & saturated colours stand.
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I like your B&W. Nice.
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