Back then, while examining the new Rollei 35 I indeed did buy a Leicaflex SL. The two did not compare in quality. Rollei TLR is in a league by itself. The Rollei 35 was just one of many 35mm SLRs in a crowded market at the time.
That being said, you are enjoying your newly acquired Rollei, which is more important than quibbling over minutiae. I admire your ability to open up camera to make adjustments,metic.
Somewhat off topic, but for a camera built like a Swiss watch was the Swiss Alpa, an off shoot of a Swiss watch maker, or at least parts for watches. Hand made with jewel movements, I've only had access to one for couple of weeks, smoothest camera I have ever owned.
SL35 a contemporary, well built camera but the Leicaflex SL had a list price twice as much according to my 1975 Consumer Report Camera Guide.Surprised to hear of an SLR that was better made than the Leicaflex,
Do you still have the Leicaflex SL? Or what is you favorite SLR today?
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