Dating rolleicord cameras
Well-designed and well-machined pro-quality TLR, with a classic look and solid feel.
It is the forerunner to the well-known and wildly popular 124G, the last of a dynasty of quality Yashica TLRs and the culmination of all that came before it.
Chronological overview of the Rolleicord Twin Eye Reflex The International Rollei Club presents here comprehensive specifications of all Rolleicord TLR camera models ever produced since the first Rolleiflex was introduced in 1928.
All data was compiled from unique original Franke & Heidecke factory archive sheets but be aware that some data may differ from what might have been published elsewhere, this due to differences in the various resources. Shutter: Synchro Compur MX, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync.
Shutter: Synchro Compur MXV, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync. Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12. From June 1971, this was changed to a smaller typeface "Rollei Werke Franke & Heidecke".
I have heard that the later 124G lenses weren’t made to the same tolerances as the earlier 124 and 124G Yashinons, that also is hearsay, I have no way of confirming that.Before them – among others – came the 12 (120 film only) and 24 (220 film only) but both the 124 and 124G take either 120 or 220 film.You reposition the film pressure plate to tell the auto frame counter which number to count to. Shutter: Model Type 1: Synchro Compur MXV, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync. Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12. counter, for German Police authorities with 12 exp. This model was also delivered customized to order with gray leather: Between 19: For Philips Oscillograph with 16 & 24 exp.
Use the data as reference for your used or new to buy photo camera, catalog your Rollei collection and learn more about the unique Rollei Twin Eye Reflex cameras. Film: 6x6 (120), 35mm adapter Rolleikin I, sheet film adapter. Serials: 1.102.000 - 1.135.999* engraved under Rolleicord name plate. Taking Lens: Xenar 3,5/75mm, Schneider, Bayonet 1 Finder lens: Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 3,2/75mm, Bayonet 1.