Rolleicord IV

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The Rolleicord IV is a model in a long line of Rolleicords which started in 1933 and ended in 1977 and were produced by Franke & Heidecke and later on by Rollei-Werke in Braunschweig, Germany.

The Rolleicord IV was produced from 1953 till 1954. About 46.500 units were made.

It is a medium format TLR camera that uses 120 type Rollfilm. 12 6x6cm square images can be captured for each roll of 120 film.

By using an optional Rolleikin 1 adapter 35mm film cartridges can be used.
There is also a Plate adapter available which gives one 6x6 image on a 6.5x9cm size glassplate or filmsheet.

Major differences with its predecessor, the III, is that the Compur shutter now has a M-X Flash synchronisation switch, that it has a double exposure prevention (which can be switched off) and the no exposure prevention is automaticly unlocked after the shutter release.

All IV's are equiped with a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 1:3.5 75mm lens. Viewing lens is a Heidoscop-Anastigmat 1:3.2 75mm. Before both lenses is a Bayonet mount Size 1 for filters, lens hood, etc..
The shutter is a Deckel Synchro-Compur MXV/CR00 offering speeds from 1 till 1/500 second, a B setting and X and M flash-synchronisation.




Bibliography

  • Claus Prochnow, Rollei Report 2, third edition, Braunschweig, Lindemanns Verlag, 2008, ISBN 3-89506-220-0.

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