[rollei_list] Re: Rolleiflex TLR tools

  • From: "Marvin Wallace" <Marvin0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 23:33:52 +0800

Thanks Bob,
I would have never have guessed any of those choices except for perhaps the
Schneider.
I do not that a very famous manufactures lenses have not made your list.
Regards,
Marvin.


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[mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Shell
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Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Rolleiflex TLR tools


On Nov 25, 2005, at 9:30 AM, redleica wrote:

> Bob,
> I think you know your way around the odd camera ot two. I would  
> like to ask for your opinion as to your top three lenses of all  
> time, any format any focal length.
> Thanks for your message,
> God bless You.
> Marvin.


Not sure if you're asking me or one of the other Bobs here.

My favorite lenses:

100mm f/2 Kinoptik Apochromat for Alpa.  Absolutely unique lens with  
a wonderful balance of sharpness, full tonal gradation, and a 3D  
rendering of subjects.

100mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Planar for Contax.  I always thought that my  
favorite Zeiss lens for 35mm photography was the 85mm f/1.4 .  I did  
some work for Contax USA some years ago and our agreement was for  
them to trade me equipment for the work.  One of the things I asked  
for was the 85/1.4, but they were out of stock at the time and Zeiss  
wasn't going to make more for some time, so they asked me if I'd take  
the 100/2 instead.  I figured what the hell, I could always sell it  
and buy an 85 if I didn't like it.  I ended up falling in love with  
it.  It was my "normal" lens for years.  It's everything a Zeiss lens  
ought to be.  Although I no longer use Contax SLR cameras, I kept  
this lens and use it on my Canon EOS cameras via adapter.

80mm f/2 Schneider Xenotar for Rollei 6000.  I always thought I might  
have liked the 100/2 Planar better, but I was never able to get my  
hands on one.  The Xenotar is nothing short of spectacular.  My only  
reason for selling mine, other than needing money, is that I am just  
not doing any medium format shooting these days.

Bob 
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