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Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs

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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