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Re: [Rollei] Rollei and the Press

At 08:22 AM 3/7/02 -0800, Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter) wrote:
>Several photos were made with Rollei TLRs. One lists a Rollei with 75mm
Zeiss lens. Were 3.5s popular for the press? Or could this be an MX? Just
curious.  All Rolleis used Kodak film, many tri-x but some looked really
grainy. Would any one know if the negatives were heavily cropped when

First, regarding the image "Raising the American Flag" by Joe Rosenthal
taken in 1945. He lists Agfa film as being used with his Speed Graphic. I
find this odd since we were at war. Anyone have any info on how Joe got
Agfa film, or was that film made in USA at the time?

In the late 50s and 60s, many show use of a Leica M2 or M3 but with a 105mm
lens? I never knew of a Leica 105mm lens? Perhaps its a Nikkor? Anyone have
any other ideas?
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All Rolleiflex 6cm by 6cm TLR's until 1945 came with a 3.5/7.5 Carl Zeiss
Jena Tessar.  The Automat was the standard professional camera with many
photo-journalists of the era, most notably Capa and Mydans.

AGFA film was produced in the US during the War, I suspect, as their US
agency had been seized by the US under the Alien Properties Act, but I do
not know this for certain.  Ernst Leitz New York produced cameras and
lenses, while Carl Zeiss Incorporated manufactured many accessories for
Zeiss Ikon cameras as well as medical and technical optical gear of all sorts.

A 105mm lens on a Leica in the '50's would have been a Nikon, I suspect.
The Leitz 6.3/10.5 Berg-Elmar was never very common, and the Canon
equivalent was in 100mm.


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