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A Rollei T at the National Gallery.

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Well, around about it actually. Took two of my Rolleis for a trip to Canberra and surrounds just recently. These I haven't used in a while, the grey Rollei T and a 3.5F.

The 3.5 F is my beater Rollei that I have used for many years, but the subject here is the quite pretty Rollei T. Mine is the earlier grey leathered version, and like most Rollei T's that you find it has the rather excellent Tessar. This lens is nearly as good as the 3.5 Planar, which is considered to be the best of the Rollei lenses. The only time the Planar is better is at wide apertures.

The Rollei T's are situated in the middle of the Rollei line, above the 'Cords and below the Roleiflexes.

It has the focussing on the left and a crank wind on the right, just like it's upmarket bretheren. The aperture and shutter speeds are st with levers at the front, you don't get the F's classy setting wheels, and you forgo the automatic loading of the F. You do get the nice bright screen from the Rollei though, much better than the Rolleicord.

Still a lovely camera to use, and it looks great with the grey leatherette in my opinion. Anyway, on to the pics...first the camera.


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