35mm photographic system which featured two complete lens ranges with top-quality lenses from Zeiss, Schneider-KREUZNACH and Rolleinar, from super wide-angle and telephoto to zoom and shift.
The superlative Carl Zeiss lenses are logically the ideal companion to any professional camera system. The lenses manufactured by Schneider-KREUZNACH are also in this category. Germany's world-wide reputation in precision optics is largely based on the designs produced by these two companies. Some of these lenses were manufactured under license by Rollei Fototechnic GmbH.
The Rolleinar lens range was created as an alternative: a practical selection of sensibly spaced focal lengths offered the demanding photographer the whole spectrum of creative photographic composition. Rollei produced the Rolleinar range in cooperation with leading lens manufacturers of the time.