Lubitel Love From Waist Level Chapter 17: Lubitel Predecessors, Rolleiflex

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Introduced in the late 1920s and bearing a tack-sharp Zeiss Tessar lens, the Rolleiflex appealed to the international ranks of professional photographers – along with another German product called “Leica.”

Rolleiflex
Any discussion of twin-lens cameras goes back to the source – the original Rolleiflex camera. Introduced in the late 1920s and bearing a tack-sharp Zeiss Tessar lens, the Rolleiflex appealed to the international ranks of professional photographers – along with another German product called “Leica.” They loved its solid construction, bright waist-level composition system, and its excellent 120 film format – which yielded superior enlargements and resolution. It won the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in 1937, and its creators – Reinholf Heidecke and Paul Franke – entered the canon of legendary photographic visionaries.

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