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[Rollei] Heidoscope was Symmar 150/5,6
- Subject: [Rollei] Heidoscope was Symmar 150/5,6
- From: Jim Hemenway <jim >
- Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 12:18:57 -0500
- References: <F210XLsxpTljBOh8s4K0001f0ff >
For those who might not know just what is an F&H Heidoscop, here's one
and then sold in 1997.
Small with a little description:
A more convenient camera was the Rolleidoscop which was similar to the
Heidoscop but which used roll film.
Marc James Small wrote:
> At 10:55 PM 1/12/02 -0500, Eric Goldstein wrote:
> >Here's some Rollei content... I believe that the Unofocal was the only
> >non-Zeiss or Schneider optic to ever be offered on an F&H product... it was
> >if I am not mistaken offered as a lens choice on early Heidoscops. Perhaps
> >Todd, Marc, Jerry, et al can confirm...
> I'm not certain Jerry would be into something as modern as the first camera
> Franke & Heidecke manufactured <he grins!> but you are absolutely correct,
> Eric. The original Heidoscop offered a choice of 4.5/5.5cm Tessars or
> Steinheil Unofocals or "Heidoscop-Anastigmat" lenses from RÜO; the viewing
> lenses were, in order, a Steinheil f/3.3 lens or RÜO f/3.2
> Heidoscop-Sucher-Anastigmat lens, an f/3.2 lens from Steinheil, or, with
> the RÜO taking lenses, the f/3.2 RÜO lens again. So, both Steinheil and
> RÜO provided taking lenses on this camera.
> On the Prewar and early Postwar Rolleiflex and Rolleicord TLR's, Optische
> Anstalt Saalfeld (OAS, a Zeiss subsidiary) provided the viewing lenses up
> to the Automat, Type III, while Steinheil provided the same on the New
> Standard, while both OAS and Steinheil provided the viewing lenses on the
> Baby Black cameras. On the Postwar cameras after the Automat, Type III, I
> believe all viewing lenses were made by the manufacturer of the taking
> lens, with the sole exception of the 2.8A, whose viewing lens was provided
> by OAS.
> msmall FAX: +540/343-7315
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