The Rolleiflex 2.8F was introduced in 1960. The mechanisms and the operation of the 2.8F, along with the 3.5F, are the models said to be the perfection of Rollei TLR cameras. Both 120 and 220 roll film are available, as well as 35mm roll film for use with the 2.8F. The TLR features a waist level finder, interchangeable focusing screens and coupled exposure meter.
This mechanically sophisticated model is coupled with Xenotar 80mm f/2.8 taking lens and Heidosmat 80mm f/2.8 viewing lens. The taking and viewing lenses have Rollei Bay III filter size. Shutter speed and aperture settings are facilitated by knobs which are controlled by your thumbs. These settings are viewable at waist level through a small window on top of the taking lens.