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Rolleiflex E Photo Karl Keung
Photograph of Rolleiflex E. Note the exposure value (EV) numbers on the setting wheel shown left in the picture and the crossed slots (EV unlocked) in the wheel at right. The PC flash socket is fit to accept a sync cord with Rollei Lock tip.
Photo © 2008 Karl Keung. Photo used with permission.


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November 2020

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Acknowledgements and thanks


I am indebted to my friend Emmanuel Bigler for composing the Comparative Chart of Twin-Lens Cameras of Rolleiflex TLR models and for his kind permission to use photographs of various Rolleiflex models. I would like to thank Mr. Carlos Manuel Freaza for his assistance with the paragraphs on the coded serial numbers. As a matter of fact I used a few lines from his hand with permission. On a different public platform Mr. Jan Böttcher gave me a detailed explanation of the mysterious ‘index number’. Thanks again, Jan. I have used this information to clarify the suitability of the Magazine 4560. Mr. Karl Keung gracefully provided me with a number of photographs of his unique mint 2.8 E still having the original factory seals. Mr. Charles Lin gave permission to use his photo of a Rolleiflex 2.8 FX. To all of you, thank you very much!


To the Visitors of these pages: Thank you for visiting my site! I hope some of my enthusiasm for the Rolleiflex cameras is transferred to you. In photography nothing is more spectacular than looking down on the screen of a medium format camera like a Rolleiflex. Also a Rolleiflex TLR is much lighter than a bag full of 35 mm (‘full frame’) SLR stuff. Some of you contributed to these pages by bringing to my attention all kinds of errors and omissions. Thanks for your mail!