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Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs
- From: Marc James Small <msmall >
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 17:31:28 -0400
- References: <126.96.36.199.20030430144807.00e9a570 >
At 01:17 PM 4/30/03 -0700, Nick Roberts wrote:
>I have several times heard the story that some of the
>original 5 element Planars were incorrectly assembled
>with an element reversed - now is that an old wives'
>tale (as I'm inclined to believe) or is it true? If
>so, it could explain a 50% batch rejection rate.
>As a final aside, when was the Xenotar modified?
The story about the reversed elements involves the 2.8/8cm CZJ Tessar T
used on the early 2.8A Rolleiflex camera. I have never heard this tale of
the Planar and would doubt it.
The Xenotar was modified between the 3.5F, Type II, and Type III.
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