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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I have simplified the Menu Bars and mended some links of the Crumble Track.
January 2020, December 2019
A page on the SL 66 Single Lens Reflex line was added in December 2019. The Navigation Bar Menu was reorganised. Most web-pages are unchanged but they were regrouped based on camera line. In January a have moved the texts on the Rollei 35 to a separate page. Some other blocks of text were also moved to a more appropriate page.
At last I have added more images of my own gear. See the Tele-Rolleiflex and the Rollei Wide with their Rolleinars, the Baby Rolleiflex with lens hood/exposure meter. They are on the 4 by 4 and the Rolleinar pages.
For Rolleiflex System 6000: New Charger D for high capacity NiMH battery packs.
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. His photographs were scanned by M. Henri Peyre for his French web-site Galérie Photo. 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. I am grateful to Mr. Charles Lin and to Mr. Chris Protopapas for their kind permission to use an image of a Rolleiflex. Mr. Karl Keung gracefully provided me with a number of photographs of his unique mint 2.8 E still having the original factory seals. 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 screena 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!