Rolleiflex 80mm f2.8 D Xenotar Used TLR Medium Format Film Camera
A CLAd (cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted) used Vintage Rolleiflex 80mm f2.8 D Xenotar Medium Format Film Camera is for sale. CLA was done by a retired Rolleiflex technician who completely overhauled the camera, meaning taking it apart, cleaning the parts, reassembling it while lubricating the parts, and calibrating it to factory settings.
The Schneider-Kreuznach Xenotar 80mm f2.8 D lens is legendary as it takes amazing pictures, as evidenced by the sample images shown.
I rate the camera cosmetically an 8/10, with the condition commensurate with age. There is a spot from the top cover where a sticker used to be. Functionality-wise works perfectly. The viewing and taking lenses are clear of fungus or separation. Both lenses have cleaning marks/scratches when you look at the lens closely. However, neither impacts the images taken with them, as evidenced by the sample images taken with them and attached to this listing. The leather carrying case (no strap) is in good condition.
Note that you can have a pristine camera and see it for a certain price, but unless that camera has been CLAd, the lubricants have dried out, and there is a high risk of breaking a spring when using the camera. Also, over time, cameras develop alignment issues. For these reasons, a CLA must ensure that they work well.
This camera comes with a 30-day Warranty as it is part of our Select CLAd (cleaned, lubricated & adjusted) Cameras which are overhauled by professionals who are experts - either retired factory technicians or factory-trained technicians, or well-known in the Film Photography Community or the manufacturer.
Also included is a 1-hour Coaching video call to help you load your first roll of film and understand how to get the best from your camera purchase.