[rollei_list] Re: Bellows on 2.8D?

>> RUGers,
>> 
>> On the Medium Format Forum, some chap stated that his 2.8D
>> had BELLOWS
>> in
>> it.  Internally of course.  Is this true?  My 2.8E2 does
>> not.
>> 
>> Eric, I believe that you have a 2.8D.
>> 
>> Can someone confirm this?
>> 
>> Jerry
>> 
>> ---
> My 2.8E definitely has a short bellows. Rack focus out to
> maximum and shine a flashlight at the back of the taking
> lens, you should see a cloth surround there. Presumably,
> this forms a more reliable light trap than the plain
> telescoping tubes on earlier Rolleis. Perhaps it was used on
> only a few models.
> 
> ---
> Richard Knoppow
> Los Angeles, CA, USA
> dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


We're bumping up against a definitional thing here. My 2.8 C has the same
cloth surround light trap around the taking lens that Richard describes in
his 2.8 E, but I don't think of this as a bellows in the traditional
sense...


Eric Goldstein

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