Rolleicord I Type 2

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The Rolleicord I Type 2 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.

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.

The Rolleicord I was produced in 2 different models from 1933 till 1936.

This model, the Rolleicord I Type 2 ,also refered to as model 2, was produced from 1934 till 1936 by Franke & Heidecke.
Total production was about 25.519 units.
Main difference with the model 1, the Rolleicord I (Art Deco) is that the camera now is covered in black leatherette and that the taking lens has a larger aperture.



Specifications

  • Taking lens: Zeiss Triotar 1:3.8 f=7,5cm
  • Viewing lens: Heidoscop-Anastigmat 1:4 f=7,5cm
  • Shutter: Compur C00
  • Shutter speed: 1 to 1/300 sec., T and B.
  • Dimensions WxDxH: 85 x 90 x 135 mm
  • Weight: 818 grams



Bibliography

  • Claus Prochnow, Rollei Report 1, Braunschweig, Lindemanns Verlag, 1993, ISBN 3-89506-105-0.

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