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

Richard Knoppow wrote:

>   While many retrofocus lenses based on the Planar type
> exist I do not believe any Rollei TLR lens is of this type.
> Its possible that some 80mm lenses for SLR 6x6 cameras are
> retrofocus. The extra back focus is needed to clear the
> mirror box.

I remember Zeiss' Kornelius Fleischer (in the last issue of Zeiss Camera
Lens News he appears to have changed profession, now calling himself
"Müller") saying in another forum that the 80 mm Planar made for Hasselblad
indeed is a bit retrofocus.