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List of Rollei TLR Models

Source: wikipedia

Tessar Models

Rolleiflex Cameras—7.5 cm (f: 2.8, 3.5, 3.8)

  • Original Rolleiflex: 1929–32
  • Standard Rolleiflex: 1932–38
  • New Standard Rolleiflex: 1938–41
  • Rolleiflex Automat: 1937–39
  • Rolleiflex Automat: 1939–49 (double bayonet)
  • Rolleiflex Automat X: 1949–51
  • Rolleiflex Automat A (MX in North America): 1951–54
  • Rolleiflex Automat B (MX-EVS in North America): 1954–56
  • Rolleiflex 4×4: 1931–38 Baby Rolleiflex (1930s) (6 cm f:3.5 or 2.8 Tessar lens)
  • Rolleiflex 4×4: 1938–41 Sports Baby Rolleiflex (6 cm f:2.8 Tessar Only)
  • Rolleiflex 2.8A: 1950–51
  • Rolleiflex T: 1958–75 (no Automat film transport and with f:3.5 Tessar lens only. Grey or Black)

Pre-War Baby Rolleiflex

  • Rolleiflex 4×4: 1931–38 Baby Rolleiflex (1930s) (6 cm f:3.5 or 2.8 Tessar lens) Two models, with rim set shutter and f. Deckel made diaphragm control, or with Rollei made levers on the shutter and a small shutter speed, f-number indicator window above the viewing lens. So in the first model of Pre-War Baby Rolleiflex there are actually four different cameras.
  • Rolleiflex 4×4: 1938–41 Sports Baby Rolleiflex (6 cm f:2.8 Tessar Only) New fast focus with larger knob, front cover like a Rolleicord II, with early cameras having only one bayonet, and later cameras with two.

Non-Tessar models (Letter Models)

Planar or Xenotar lenses. f:2.8 cameras have 8 cm focal length, 3.5 ones 7.5 cm

  • Rolleiflex 2.8B: 1952–53, 8 cm Biometar lens (Rare)
  • Rolleiflex 2.8C: 1953–55
  • Rolleiflex 2.8D: 1955–56
  • Rolleiflex 2.8E: 1956–59 (introduction of the f:3.5 Planar and Xenotar models)
  • Rolleiflex 2.8E2: 1959–60
  • Rolleiflex 2.8E3: 1962–65
  • Rolleiflex 3.5 C (E in North America): 1956–59 (optional uncoupled light meter)
  • Rolleiflex 3.5E2: 1959–62
  • Rolleiflex 3.5E3: 1962–65

Post War Baby Rolleiflex

  • Rolleiflex 4×4: 1957–63 (Schneider, 6 cm f:3.5 Xenar lens, on all post war Rolleiflex 4×4 cameras)
  • Rolleiflex 4×4 Black: 1963–69 (rare) By serial numbers 9,120 were made.

Coupled exposure meter, removable focus hood

The F model introduced coupled exposure metering and removable focus hood on all subsequent models

  • Rolleiflex 2.8F: 1960–81 (various models)
  • Rolleiflex 2.8F Aurum: 1983
  • Rolleiflex 2.8F Platinum: 1987
  • Rolleiflex 2.8GX: 1989 (from this model onward the Automat film transport was replaced with transport similar to the “T” model)
  • Rolleiflex 2.8FX

Speciality cameras

Rollei responded with two models to the introduction of the Mamiya line of interchangeable lenses TLR cameras, the Tele Rolleiflex with 135 mm lenses, and the Rollei Wide with 55 mm.

  • Tele Rolleiflex: 1959–75 (Zeiss Sonnar)
  • Rolleiflex Wide: 1961–67 (Zeiss Distagon)
  • Wide Rolleiflex 4.0 FW (Schneider Angulon)
  • Tele Rolleiflex 4.0 FT
  • Rolleiflex 2.8F Mini

Miniatures

Reproductions by Minox

  • Rolleiflex MiniDigi
  • DCC Rolleiflex AF 5.0
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