Dating rolleiflex serial number
I'm now searching for a Rolleiflex for myself probably the cheaper 3.5f model. I have a ROLLEIFLEX with a grey body and lighter grey inserts (leather? It's view lens is a 2.8 and the capture lens is a 3.5 (serial number 5585417).
I'm researching the camera to determine what value it has. I used it in 1963-64 and it took great photos of a ski trip to Aspen. Note that there is also the Shutter-Speed-Tester app for Apple IOS and Android that measures the accuracy of the shutter based on the sounds.
In contrast the Rolleiflex was a small metal camera which proved very popular with many similar cameras being produced by Franke & Heidecke and other makers.
High strap retainers.76179 , Internal body number 020485. Several large wooden TLRs were produced in the 1890s and continued to be sold until the late 1910s.
But, I do have an old Nikon F and some other gear that I'd like to get some shutter speed info for. I shot with my 2.8f this morning -- he did the CLA this past October. If you have a camera that's not on his list -- he may be able to recommend someone. It would be a lot of fun responding to comments from strangers about the word "Magic" on my cameara. I've been a 35mm and now digital person my whole adult life (as a kid I had a Kodak Brownie - 626 film TLR and a couple of Kodak I-forget-the-model size 127 film cameras - remember these with the flashcubes? My dad had a Rolleicord that he used quite a bit documenting us kids growing up.
Cheers, Dan Great article, I was just looking on the web for a replacement WLF for my Rollei Magic and found this, the link to Harry Fleenor should help me get at least two of my Rolleis tuned up, my old Rolleicord III is not on the list of cameras he works on. He did that for me with an Art Deco 1933 Rolleicord model. After my dad died I inherited his Rollei which had been hanging in a closet for about 35 years.
I checked out the Apple IOS app -- that looks great - except a reveiwer mentions a compatibility issue with i Phone 6 -- however I don't know if this applies to the latest software update. Fortunately, when I was in LA in September I had Harry Fleenor check out my Rolleiflex speeds and meter for accuracy -- so I'm good for the time being.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.
No calibration to focusing knob.37745 , Internal body number: 7027. Case, upright box type, marked Rolleiflex.f3.8, 7.5 cm Tessar.
I also have a MX-EVS and a couple of Yashichas, a 124G and a 44. I carefully placed it in my "museum" (which is really just a bookcase with all my old cameras - with a glass door to keep out the dust).
I never tried to use it, but after I got the retro-bug I tried various places to see if I could get it serviced.