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Zeiss 30mm PQ fisheye for Rolleiflex 6000 and Hy6

A customer of mine has a very rare 30mm Zeiss PQ Distagon (fisheye) lens that he is considering selling through me on consignment.  I've only had a few come through my shop in the 9 years.  They are pretty neat lenses, and very sharp.  I'm just posting to see what interest there is on this.    Please get in touch with me if you would like details.

Used Credo 80, Hy6 Mod2, 6008 int, and many other items just came in

Feb 2022  -  the following items have just come in and I'll be photographing and listing them soon.

  • Credo 80 digital back for Hy6 Mod2
  • Hy6 Mod2
  • 90mm APO PQS Schneider lens
  • 180mm AFD lens
  • 50mm AFD lens
  • 300mm APO Schneider Lens
  • 6060 and 4560 film backs 
  • 6008 int kit with 80mm Planar PQ lens
  • 45 prism Hy6
  • 90 T finder viewfinder 6000 series

and in service now soon to be listed

  • two 6008 AF camera bodies
  • 6008 int camera
  • 40mm FLE PQ 
  • 150mm Tele-Xenar PQS
  • many 6000 batteries (I'll have some for sale)




Did you know Rollei made a 135 magazine for the 6000 series?

Even I am sometimes surprised by all things Rollei made over the years!

I had the 35x24 viewfinder mask on my website for a while but thought it was for digital backs, and didn't realize it that Rollei made a 135 Magazine.   Thanks to John Wild from Club Rollei in the UK for sending in a picture of his 135 Magazine and mask.  

Please check out Club Rollei for lots of other great stories and info! 

June 2021 - I have lots of new inventory to list

I have several new Hy6 Mod2 cameras and 6060 film backs, 4560 film backs for both Hy6 and 6000 series coming in from the factory.  

I also have a ton of used inventory that I'll be adding to my site soon including the following:

  • 6008 AF
  • 6008 Integral
  • 2.8F late model - absolutely mint with leather case, strap, shade with working meter - I just shot a roll of film through it - it's working perfectly!
  • SL 66 with several film backs, prism, 50mm lens
  • SL 3003 lenses
  • 90mm APO PQS Macro
  • 60mm Curtagon
  • 60mm Distagon
  • 50mm PQS Schneider f/2.8
  • 300mm Schneider APO
  • 180mm Schneider f/2.8
  • 80mm Schneider PQ and PQS
  • 80mm AF Schneider PQS
  • 1.4x, 2.0x 
  • Polaroid backs with some pack film
  • 6000 6x6 film backs, and much more

Please inquire if you have been looking for something

Great article on the 6000 system from a working pro

"Owning 35mm, medium format and 5×4 inch monorail cameras, the Rolleiflex 6000 system is, for me, something of an ideal compromise."

Source: Rolleiflex 6000 – A Passionate Review – By Volker Muth

You should read through this article - he has some good insight into the system and also shows some great photos taken with some of the different lenses. 

I’ve met Volker in Germany once during Photokina and he’s a nice guy, and we've had a few e-mails over the years.  It’s great to see his article on the Rolleiflex 6000 system which is very detailed, but omits a few things about lenses he hasn’t used.  The 90mm APO macro lens by Schneider, the 180/2.8 Schneider, and the 60mm Schneider Curtagon are all missing from his report and personally I think these lenses are some of the jewels of that system.  If he liked the 150mm Sonnar for portraits then he’d absolutely love the 180/2.8 Schneider.  He’s using an older version of the 6008 which has red led display, but the 6008 Int2 and 6008AF both have LCD displays with more information and both came fitted with a better focusing screen, the High D.  He doesn’t detail much about macro work, but the Rolleiflex system has a huge number of macro accessories – perhaps more than any other medium format system.  Since he covered a lot of material already and still so much was omitted it just goes to show you how deep the Rolleiflex system is.  And nearly all of the lenses and macro accessories work with the Hy6 Platform.  Still it’s a great overview of the camera from a working pro. You should check it out. 


DIY Digital Back Adapter for SL66

Over the years a lot of people have asked me about digital backs on the SL66, and until now I did not think it was possible because of the protruding left side of the body, but I just saw a post on dpreview by someone in Thailand who has managed to make it work.

See the post for more information: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59189115