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Rollei 35SE Review:

A friend gave me this camera. She was going through a major life change - divorce & moving out of the state. Anyway, she stopped by before she left. She told me she had a camera for me and began to wax emotional about how her father had given her this camera when she was in high school. She'd taken the camera to Alaska and then to... - "JUST GIVE ME THE CAMERA!" I yelled!   Okay, I didn't yell that.

Measuring a mere 3 3/4" wide and 2 5/16" tall, the flash mount is on the bottom. This camera is so darn cute.  Two dials on the front set the ASA and the shutter speeds, which range from "B" to 500. The flash synchs at 500, which is pretty cool. The lens is a Sonnar 2.8 / 40. The lens assembly pops out, then clicks into place. Unfortunately, the built in meter doesn't work. Rats!

The battery holder says it accepts a Mallory PX27 or Varta 7150 ["5, 6 volt"]. Batteries Plus cross-referenced to an Exell S27PX,which is a 6 volt.

I put a roll of slide film through it, using a hand held meter that's larger than the camera to measure exposure. :

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The junk the camera came with.

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Rollei 35 with Ilford Delta 3200. The darkroom supply place where I get all of my darkroom supplies gave me some of this film to try out. No grain-snobs allowed here.

Matching butts.

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