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Renovated ROLLEIFLEX 'Gift' and story behind it

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:15 am
by pentaxpete
I lashed out and had 2 Rolleiflexes serviced. One was a 1956-59 era Rolleiflex E 2.8 Xenotar -- here is how i got it free-
a member of Hutton & Shenfield Rotary Club who owned a Newsagent's Shop with Wife told me proudly " I've got a ROLLEIFLEX now" from Peter White, Chief Photographer of the 'Romford Recorder' -- " OK -- If you want I'll clean it an check it up for you free" I offered -- but he would never let me see the Famous Rollei -- Months later he DIED -- Widow phoned me up "Peter if you are interested I have some Old Photography stuff you and your Boy can have" - so we rushed to the shop and Widow brought out a huge DUSTY box -- I cringed, thinking how we would get told off by Wife " Bringing another lot of other people's RUBBISH home all dirty" -- but had a look -- inside was a mint OM-2n + extra lens, 2 XA 2's in Presentation Boxes, odd stuff, further down in the dust was a leather case containing the Infamous ROLLEI !! Taking lens was scratched and base-plate pin broken off and focus lever stiff, shutter slow. NOW it is all Sweetly Running after the service. Here are a few snaps taken after the CLA on outdated 06/1997 T-Max 100 fillum ---
ImageE2 Test 05 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
FULL APERTURE f2.8 Xenotar is Sharp !
ImageE2 Test 04 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
ImageE2 Test 03 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
ImageE2 Test 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
ImageRolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar (A) by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Renovated ROLLEIFLEX 'Gift' and story behind it

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:20 am
by Algi
Pete..... your not making me jealous! :eek: :howl: :spank: :hyenas: :thumb:


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Renovated ROLLEIFLEX 'Gift' and story behind it

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:45 am
by felix
Wow Nice!

Renovated ROLLEIFLEX 'Gift' and story behind it

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:40 am
by geordie01
Very nice I have one of those in cupboard some where

Renovated ROLLEIFLEX 'Gift' and story behind it

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:04 am
by pentaxpete
WoW !!! You want to find it and let ME use it before it goes 'Rusty' !!