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First Model Rolleiflex

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made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars2
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
1 199 999 10 10/1928 Prototype CZJ Tessar 4.5/7.5 cm
c 2 500 01‑07/1929 First Model 4.5
Strap holders molded on body.
No m or ft scales.
CZJ Tessar 4.5/7.5 cm Original Rolleiflex 6x6 4.5 Original Rolleiflex
01‑07/1929 First Transition Model 4.5
Strap holders screwed on body.
Larger focusing knob, m and ft scales.
CZJ Tessar 4.5/7.5 cm Original Rolleiflex 6x6 4.5 Original Rolleiflex
820 04-07/1929 First Model 3.8
Strap holders molded on body.
No m or ft scales.
CZJ Tessar 3.8/7.5 cm Original Rolleiflex 6x6 3.8 Original Rolleiflex
04-07/1929 First Transition Model 3.8
Strap holders screwed on body.
Larger focusing knob, m and ft scales.
CZJ Tessar 3.8/7.5 cm Original Rolleiflex 6x6 3.8 Original Rolleiflex

Common Particulars: Compur shutter C00 1 - 1/300 s, T, B. Roll-film B 1-6 (117), 6 exposures. Factory upgrade to Roll-film 620 (12 exp) possible. Filter size3: TL: ∅ A24 mm, VL: ∅ A28.5 mm, DBL: 37 mm.

Second Model Rolleiflex

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made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
1 199 999 10 850 1929‑1932 Second Model 4.5 CZJ Tessar 4.5/7.5 cm Original Rolleiflex 6x6 4.5 Original Rolleiflex
21 000 1929-1932 Second Model 3.8 CZJ Tessar 3.8/7.5 cm Original Rolleiflex 6x6 3.8 Original Rolleiflex

Common Particulars: Compur shutter C00 1 - 1/300 s, T, B. Roll-film B 1-6 (117), 6 exposures. Factory upgrade to Roll-film 620 (12 exp) possible. Filter size: TL: ∅ A24 mm, VL: ∅ A28.5 mm, DBL: 37 mm.

Standard Rolleiflex

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made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
200 000 601 750 4 926 1932‑1934 Standard 4.5
Compur shutter C00 1 - 1/300 s, T, B.
Roll-film B 1-6 (117), 6 exposures 6×6 cm,
B 2-6, 9 exposures 6×6 cm,
B 2-8 (120), 12 exposures 6×6 cm.
CZJ Tessar 4.5/7.5 cm Original Standard
Rolleiflex Model 620
Old Standard
Rolleiflex (type 2)
38 248 1932-1935 Standard 3.8
Compur shutter C00 1 - 1/300 s, T, B.
Roll-film B 1-6 (117), 6 exposures 6×6 cm,
B 2-6, 9 exposures 6×6 cm,
B 2-8 (120), 12 exposures 6×6 cm.
CZJ Tessar 3.8/7.5 cm Original Standard
Rolleiflex Model 621
Old Standard
Rolleiflex (type 1)
51 549 1934-1935 Standard 3.5
Compur shutter C00 1 - 1/300 s, T, B.
Roll-film B 2-8 (120), 12 exposures 6×6 cm.
CZJ Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm Original Standard
Rolleiflex Model 622
Old Standard
Rolleiflex (type 3)
1935-1938 Standard 3.5
Compur Rapid shutter CR00 1 - 1/500 s, B.
Roll-film B 2-8 (120), 12 exposures 6×6 cm.
Sliding cover for red window,
DIN data on exposure table.
CZJ Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm Original Standard
Rolleiflex Model 622
Old Standard
Rolleiflex (type 3)

Common Particulars: From this model: Film transport crank. Filter size: BL: ∅ A28.5 mm, DBL: 37 mm.

Rolleiflex Automat

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made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars
Filter size
DBL
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
568 516 610 645 7 900 1937‑1938 Automat model 1
Bright setting wheels.
Bayonet I only on taking lens.
Unsecured release button.
TL: Bay I and ∅ A28.5 mm
VL: A28.5 mm
DBL: 42 mm
CZJ
Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm
Automat 6x6
Model 1
Automatic Rolleiflex
(type 1)
610 645 804 999 12 500 1938-1939 Automat model 2
Bright setting wheels.
Bayonet I only on taking lens.
Secured release button.
TL: Bay I and ∅ A28.5 mm
VL: A28.5 mm
DBL: 42 mm
CZJ
Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm
Automat 6x6
Model 1
Automatic Rolleiflex
(type 2)
805 000 1 099 999 38 600 1939-1946 Automat model 3
Black setting wheels.
Bayonet I on both lenses.
Secured release button.
BL: Bay I and ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 42 mm
CZJ
Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm
Automat 6x6
Model 2
Automatic Rolleiflex
(type 3)
1946-1947 Opton
Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm
3 800 1947-1949 Schneider
Xenar 3.5/7.5 cm
uncoated
8 600 06‑09/1949 Schneider
Xenar 3.5/7.5 cm
coated

Common Particulars: Compur Rapid shutter CR00. Automatic film transport with 120 film. Shutter cocked whith film transport. Combined multi-exposure/transport protection.

New Standard Rolleiflex

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made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
806 000 927 999 8 340 1939‑1941 Standard Neu
Economy model based on Automat model 2.
CZJ Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm New Standard Rolleiflex New Standard Rolleiflex

Particulars: Compur Rapid shutter CR00. Bayonet I on both lenses. No automatic film transport, red window with sliding cover. Handle instead of setting wheels.

Notes

[1]
The number range was used for several camera models. Back
[2]
Particulars are only described when necessary to distinguish between cameras from a single production run or in case of special interest. Not all Particulars are listed. Back
[3]
BL: Both lenses, VL: Viewfinder lens, TL: Taking lens, : Diameter, A: Push on (Ge: Aufsteckfilter), Bay: Rolleiflex Bayonet. On early cameras the filter diameter of the viewfinder lens is larger than the filter diameter of the taking lens. The viewing lens has a greater aperture and thus needs a larger filter. The bayonet mount was first introduced on the taking lens and as an outer bayonet only. Later as outer bayonets on both lenses. Eventually as inner and outer bayonets on both lenses. DBL is Distance Between taking Lens and viewing lens. This distance is made as small as possible to minimize the effect of parallax. On First, Second and Standard models the distance between the lenses is 37 mm. On the Automat with bayonet lenses the distance had to be widened to 42 mm to make mounting of the lens shade on the outer bayonet of the taking lens possible. There is not enough room when a filter is already mounted on viewing lens. Back

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