Rollei News and Articles

Latest articles published by our members and contributors from some of the past issues of the magazines

40 Years with Rollei

by Dennis Camp

Dennis Camp has been collecting Rolleis for 40 years and reflects on these years and how collecting cameras has evolved. Will he trade for a digital or stay with his favourite Rollei 3.5F… Only time will till.

Rollei and the Photographic Dealer

by David Morgan

With a photo of the Rollei Factory at Brunswick and the tag line “Become a Rollei Dealer – it will pay you dividends”, this excerpt from last centuries Rollei promotional material makes for interesting reading.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E3

by David Morgan

The Rolleiflex 2.8E3 has been somewhat of an enigma in the UK, so when David Morgan discovers one, he places the successful bid and investigates it’s history in some detail. He also looks at bayonet filter options for the Rollei Collector.

Voigtländer prototype TLR's

by Ian Parker

Ian Parker discusses the fate of Voigtländer and some of it’s prototypes that have been trading on the Breker Auction site. He would buy one himself if not for a small obstacle.

Rolleinars and Rolleigons

by Ken Williams

Many photographers have pre-conceptions on the quality of a lens just by the name. Ken Williams takes the time to test his biases between Rolleinar and the Rolleigon on his Rolleiflex 6008AF.

Rollei lens on a Canon EOS 400D

by John Wild

Having a wide range of Rollei Lenses John Wild takes the time to investigate if he could improve upon the photographic results from a Canon EOS 400D stock lenses. Of course, it is not as easy as it first seems and many factors are considered over a series of tests.

The Rolleiflex 2.8B

by David Morgan

David Morgan in CRU Issue 17 looks at the rare Rolleiflex 2.8B and reflects on an article published in the Photographica World by John Phillips.

Love Affair with a Rollei T

by John Powell

John Powell reminisces on the short ‘love affair’ he had with his Rolleiflex T Gray and sends a challenge to other members to give their own accounts of ‘love affairs’ they may have had.


by Andrew Dodson

Making the more Rollei-centric takes time and a little help. So I reached out to another Rollei site to see if we could share some knowledge.

Rollei Legacy

by Andrew Dodson

Franke & Heidecke created a legacy in Rollie that has lasted over 90 years. This article explores the reason for this and whether Club Rollei User is in a position to create its own legacy.

What is

by Andrew Dodson

Club Rollei User website has been live for 2 months. We have started a journey to meld the club with the big bad internet… are we doing a good job?