Rollei XF35

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Released in 1974, the XF35 was a more conventional design than the Rollei 35 miniature 35 mm camera. It is a compact rangefinder camera with a fast f/2,3 40 mm Sonnar lens as its unique selling point. With Rollei at the time owning the Voigtländer brand, it was also released (with some modifications) as the Voigtländer VF 135.


  • 40 mm f/2,3 Sonnar (5 components, 4 groups), made under licence by Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen).
  • Filter size : 46 x 0.75mm
  • Coupled rangefinder with bright spot.
  • Nearest focusing distance: 1 m.
  • Programmed exposure from 1/650 s at f/16 to 1/30 s at f/2,3.
  • Bulb mode for long exposures.
  • Aperture and Shutter speed chosen is indicated by a metering needle in the viewfinder.
  • Hot shoe for Rollei 100XL flash, syncing at 1/30 s. Flashmatic system for proper flash exposure.
  • CdS light metre; range from 20 to 16 000 cd/m² with ISO100 film.
  • Supports film speeds from 25 to 400 ISO.
  • Power: PX625 mercury battery.
  • Dimensions and weight: 112x71x32 mm, 355 g.