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Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Rollei 35mm, Rollei 35mm

First year of production: 1974

Last year of production: 1988

Optical design: 5 elements in 5 groups

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Photos (7)

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Owners (4)

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Average price: $280


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Additional information:


The Rollei HFT Distagon 35mm f/2.8 is the most common wide-angle multicoated prime lens for 35 mm SLR cameras Rollei SL35. This is the Carl Zeiss Distagon 35/2.8 lens'replica, manufactured under the license agreement with Carl Zeiss at Rollei works in Germany and Singapore. The lens is remarkable for its high optical performance and beautiful pictures.

The lens came in two outwardly different versions. From 1974 to 1976 aperture and focus rings were metal and ribbed (QBM II), from April, 1976 they were rubberized. As for their optical performance the versions are quite identical.All the versions have no A/M aperture mode selector.

Posted by: kr555   Date of publication: 09.04.2013

Photos taken with this lens Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8:

Saturday Evening
Autor: Cezary
5 0 2551

Bokeh test
Autor: Cezary
4.33 0 2211

Autor: rafael
3.85 0 3055

Balloons in front of the Royal Castle
Autor: Cezary
3.75 0 2203

Mechanical quality4.254
Optical quality4.754
Pricing / Value3.504
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Rollei HFT Distagon 35 mm f/ 2.8

vyoufinder 17.06.2017 23:26:49
Period of use: 60 months


BOKEH.  Best bokeh in 35mm focal length lens I know of.  Bokeh supreme.  Sharpness compares to any of my 35mm lenses, fine contrast exceptional and possibly the best I know in 35mm.  No vignetting that I can see.


Zeiss logo / name has reputation I prefer to avoid.


If I could find a lens that compares to this and focuses the Pentax/Nikon direction, I would ditch this lens but there is nothing comparable after testing all the best lenses against this one.