Beautifully preserved
and pretty rare nowadays Rolleiflex 2.8F type 1 with Carl Zeiss Planar 80/2.8 lens, the early generation of the 2.8F Planar lens.

All Planar 80/2.8 versions use the same excellent optics and optical chem, however Zeiss has improved the coating and lens characteristics with every new generation.

In my opinion this particular lens is to be classified right in the middle between more modern "White Face" version and very early 2.8C/2.8D/2.8E generations.

This lens has improved, well balanced contrast (over the early versions), produces the perfect transition from dark to bright tones on black and white film and has amazing tonality and 3d pop.

For collectors: Rolleiflex 2.8F type 1 especially with Carl Zeiss Planar 80/2.8 is really hard to find with the perfect or even good lens, most of the Planar 80/2.8 lenses from the early generations suffer nowadays from strong coating deterioration, lens separation or extreme haze.

Great restored condition (please refer the photos, I also added pictures made under the strong bulb light to make some traces visible), with some signs of use.

Camera has been completely rebuilt and re-adjusted

(The amount of work is greater the the usual overall "CLA", I check out the complete camera and take it fully apart, bring all the internal parts and adjustments back to the factory condition or even improve the factory settings, test all functions, clean, renew, re-lubricate, and readjust the whole camera), therefore all functions work accurately and even smoother than from the factory, the focus is adjusted to the film plane and also film tested on the special stand for excellent focus accuracy.

The flat glass insert is the best way to keep your film absolutely flat over the entire surface (like a sensor) and you also get a constant film position and flatness for every single shot without any tolerances in the film channel! The same technology was also possible for 220 type film on Vacuum Film Insert for Contax 645 but with this 2.8F it´s also possible for 120 film type.
It´s amazing technology if you use to scan your film and able to keep the flat glass dust free by using an air blower by every film change, some accuracy and retouching is required but you will be rewarded with amazing incomparable quality.

It´s relatively easy to remove the flat glass plate to clean underneath (if needed) or to remove completely to use the camera in the standard modus without the flat glass (for that purpose the pressure plate of the back must be switched to the 6x6 mod).
Another important aspect is that you will able to see where the flat glass ends on the negative (the edge will be visible on top and bottom part of the negative).

It also comes with a mint/new flat glass back door which is extremely rare nowadays, especially in that condition, it could be found on eBay right now for almost 550 USD for the back in that condition only.

Working adjusted accurate meter.

Comes with the new screen:
+ mint/ln (about 98% of the new condition) super-bright screen with the wide extra fine spot in the middle for critical focusing (easy to focus even if you have problems with focusing)

Both lenses has no visible scratches, no haze, no fungus, good preserved coating, may have some minimal residue and residual traces, also nothing that will affect taking pictures, tested with the lens tester as well. Btw you can see some bubbles inside the glass, a good sign of a great quality vintage lens!



Please notice, I don´t provide next-day shipping!
Delivery is carried out in approximately 4-5 days after the receipt of the order.



  • Rolleiflex 2.8F type 1
  • original box
  • og leather case with side protection
  • new leather strap
  • og metallic lens cap
  • og SKY filter R1(no bag)
  • og lens hood (no bag)
  • diffuser
  • soft release button