Yet another piece of history now gone....I think we photographed this special wall with every film camera then available to us, in addition to digital near the end. Always pleased to have this history saved in sleeved negatives.
In my ongoing quest to regain my film camera collection, I am the new owner of a 1961 Rolleiflex 3.5F with 75mm Schneider Xenotar, which will arrive from a dealer in Japan. Offered 300 less than he was asking and he accepted. I used to have the 2.8F with with a Zeiss Planar, but I don't need the extra stop nor do I have to have a Planar, as every user of both states as they are the same lens design (6 elements) and both prime German lenses, they are indistinguishable in terms of sharpness and bokeh. I have a 50's Schneider on the HolgAngulon and have owned a number of Schneider view camera lenses, including the 150mm and 300mm G Claron lenses that I have for the Chamonix. I think the sharpest lens that I ever owned was a Schneider 305mm G Claron for my Kodak 8x10 Masterview many years ago. Sharp as razor blades-a robust and heavy lens.
The New German Girl: