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. The Leitz company was not interested; Rollei was.