This information came about 30 minutes ago from Germany:
The figures from our old EDP system:
Ident 22120 - Sonnar 2.8/ 40 silver - quantity 380 units
Ident 22125 - Sonnar 2.8/ 40 black - quantity 50 units
Ident 22130 - Planar 2.8/ 80 silver - quantity 50 units
Ident 22135 - Planar 2.8/ 80 black - quantity 40 units
Each plus the quantities sold directly to Japan, however, I cannot find the
figures for this. Anyhow, the quantities mentioned above are quite small
to make the lenses rare.
These figures include already those lenses sold in the kit with the camera
body - and yes, they all were silver.
Manager Service & Logistics
Rollei GmbH, Braunschweig
So, the lens is indeed quite rare... Adorama and B&H might have still the black 40/2.8 version on stock.
is almost empty - but take a look at my flickr photos
S2, Bessa T & R2S, M2 & Minilux, 35RF & 35S & AFM35, XA, Contax IIa & T2
Nikkor-S.C 5cm f/1.4, Mill. 50/1.4, 3.5cm/1.8; Summicron 50/2; CV 25/4, 28/1.9, 35/2.5 PII, 35/1.7, 50/1.5, 50/3.5 S; Rollei Sonnar 40/2.8 HFT; Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 50/1.5 T; Zeiss S-mount Sonnar 50/1.5 T*
Last edited by jsuominen : 06-21-2007 at 06:50.