Quote Originally Posted by prumpkah View Post
And I'd say that Rollei quality standards did not vary in any real life way due to different manufacturing venues.
I have quite a collection of 1980s and 1990s Rolleiflex equipment. The non-working display models are all marked "Made in Singapore" except for a single non-working SL2000F that is marked "Made in Germany". This even applies to things that were made in both places, like the E36RE flash. I have two made in Singapore and one made in Germany. The German one is still working the other two quit. In terms of 50mm f1.4 lenses, all the ones with wobbly focus and incorrect collimation are marked "Made in Singapore." Don't get me wrong, I still have plenty of "Made in Singapore" Rolleiflex gear, but I baby them for fear of breakage (like my collection of SL35E).