Photograph of Ferdi‘s black Rollei 35 camera. ‘Made in Germany by Rollei’
with Carl Zeiss Tessar 1:3,5 f=40mm. Note the slot driven screw typical for hand driven
screws. Rollei Singapore used power driven Phillips screws. Left of the camera name the eye
of the Cadmium Sulphide (CdS) exposure meter. The right hand dial indicating the film type
is only a reminder. The left hand dial actually sets the ISO.
The setting is 21 DIN. The scales are in DIN and ASA (now ISO). When exposure doubles, ASA
doubles, DIN adds 3. Elderly photographers know 18 DIN = ASA 50, 21 DIN = ASA 100, etc. ASA
100 was standard film speed in 1966.
Photo © 2020 F.W. Stutterheim.
Welcome to the rollei35.org site. It is a private site about the Rollei 35 line of cameras. The site is based on the Rollei 35 part of Rolleigraphy: Rolleiflex User’s site. Pages of both sites share the same content. The full Rolleigraphy site can be found at rolleigraphy.org and can also be reached through links in the top right corners of all pages.
In 1966 a very small mechanical 35 mm cameras called Rollei 35 was launched. At the time it was the smallest ‘full frame’ 35 mm camera in the world. The camera was designed by Heinz Waaske. Mr. Waaske invented this small camera while working at Leitz Wezlar.