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Rollei TLR Filters

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ROLLEI B&W FILTERS FACTORS AND EV NUMBERS COMPENSATING TABLE: Rollei used filter factors numbers up to about 1955/56, they were not marked on the filters ring, the table above shows these numbers and main uses for these filters, it also shows the EV compensating numbers engraved in the filters ring from 1955/56. (click on thumbnail).-
Note: Rollei TLR cameras Infra-red filters are already compensated for the IR photography focus shift.
ANTI-REFLECTION COATING: Rollei filters were coated from about 1950/51, “The practical accesories Rolleiflex Rolleicord” booklet from 1954 says: “…All Rollei optical lens accesories are treated with a hard, abrasion-resistant anti-reflection coating. In addition the coating of each filter is adjusted to enhance the effect of the filter’s color and for maximum contrast…”
ROLLEI FILTERS EV COMPENSATING NUMBERS AND FILTERS EQUIVALENCES
Rollei filters rings were marked with Exposure Values compensating numbers after Rollei started to use Compur shutters and cameras with the Exposure Values System (EVS), these numbers were used for Rollei TLR, Rollei 35, Rolleiflex SL 66, Rolleiflex 35mm SLR, Rollei SLX/6000 and other cameras B&W filters (see EV numbers and equivalences in the table above, click on thumbnail).
SOME ROLLEI B&W FILTERS SAMPLES
Rollei B&W filters rings were engraved with different words along the years, pre-war filters up to about 1937 were clip-on type,  earliest Bayonet I (1938), II (1949) and III (1952) filters have the filter diameter marked in the ring, the filter type, “Rollei” and “Germany” and “Franke & Heidecke”, from about 1953 a red “R” indicating coating replaced the diameter mark, a black “R” replaced the red one afterward and from 1956 the marks were “R”+bayonet size, “Rollei” and filter type, “Germany” and the EV compensating number. The photograph above shows: “A”:  R(bayonet) II UV filter engraved like filters from 1956 but without EV number mark, some -0 filters have the mark anyway. “B”: This B III filter is older than “A”, it has the red “R” without bayonet size and it does not have the EV compensating number mark. “C”: Rollei 35 Tessar UV filter marked “R00”, “Rollei UV” and “Germany” without EV number, however other Rollei 35 B&W filters have the EV number mark. “D”: SL66  B VI light red filter, it has engraved “Rollei-hellrot” (light red), “-2 -3.5”, “R VI” and “Germany” in the filter ring edge (no visible). “E” : B III medium yellow filter marked as described for filters from 1956, this filter box is different regarding boxes from the “F&H” era, it has the “Rollei-Werke Franke&Heidecke” company name and then it is at least from 1964. “F”: A BIII light red filter, it is engraved like the “E” but it is older, from the “F&H” era.(click on thumbnail).
ROLLEI INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORANGE AND RED FILTERS (SEVERAL LANGUAGES)
        German, English and French (click on thumbnail)

Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (click on thumbnail)

ROLLEI COLOR CONVERSION FILTERS

Rollei colour conversion filters for colour photography were made from 1956. The image shows my 2.8C Xenotar with a Rollei R1 (R10) and R5 (R50) filters fitted together on the Xenotar making an R6 (R60) filter (see the tables below to read about the Rollei colour conversion filters system, click on thumbnail).

The table above explains the scale and system used for the colour filters effect and filters power and mentions each filter available for the regular three TLR cameras bayonet with the commercial code, the WA Rolleiflex B IV is not included (click on thumbnail)


Tables A and B work together for the Practical Accesories printed version, you can obtain some useful info anyway (click on thumbnail)

Filter factors for common filters

The table below gives approximate filter factors for a variety of common photographic filters.

Filter purpose Wratten number Other designation Filter factor
Ultraviolet UV(0) 1
Skylight 1A or 1B KR1.5 1
Contrast filters
Yellow 8 Y, K2, Y48, 022 2
Yellow-green 11 X0 http://www.hoyafilter.com/products/hoya/cf-09.html 4
Orange 21 G 3
Light Red 25 090, R2 4
Red 29 25A, 091 8
Green 58 X1 http://www.hoyafilter.com/products/hoya/cf-09.html 6
Infra-Red 89B R72 16
Colour conversion (blue)
3200 K to 5500 K 80A KB15 4
3400 K to 5500 K 80B KB12 3
3800 K to 5500 K 80C KB6 2
Warming filters
3400 K to 3200 K 81A A2 1.4
3500 K to 3200 K 81B 1.4
3600 K to 3200 K 81C KR3 1.4
3700 K to 3200 K 81D 1.5
3850 K to 3200 K 81EF KR6 1.5
Cooling filters
3000 K to 3200 K 82A B2, KB1.5 1.3
2900 K to 3200 K 82B 1.5
2800 K to 3200 K 82C KB3 1.5
Colour conversion (orange)
5500 K to 3400 K 85 / 85A KR12 1.6
5500 K to 3200 K 85B KR15 1.6
5500 K to 3800 K 85C 1.3
Neutral density
0.3 96 NDx2 2
0.6 96 NDx4 4
0.9 96 NDx8 8
3.0 96 NDx1000 1000
Polarizers
Linear polarizer PL or LP 3 to 4
Circular polarizer PL-Cir, C-PL, CP 3 to 4

Rolleiflex & Rolleicord White Face

The “White Facecameras were a special issue camera. There are only 5 models in total: 
The Rolleiflex T, Type 3, Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 5. The Rolleiflex 2.8F Type 4. The Rolleicord Vb Type 3. And the Tele-Rolleiflex. 
 
I am often asked “what is a White Face?” To the left you will see a picture of the White Face from a Rolleicord Vb. Below it you will see the face of a non-white face camera. In fact, the face is SILVER not white, but they have been aptly nicknamed “White Face.” All of the White Face cameras have this kind of face. Compare it with any other Rolleiflex or Rolleicord camera and you will see the difference. 
The Classic Rolleicord Vb Type 3. “White Face” K3Fb
Production Serial Numbers: 2.666.000-2.677.498.
Camera # Vb 2675054.
Lens: f3.5 Schneider Xenar # 12 112 538.
Shutter: Deckel Synchro-Compur 1-1/500 & B.
Filter Size: Bayonet 1.
This was a special edition camera. A new front lens panel was produced, which was nicknames “White Face.” It had the new company name of “Rollei-Werke Franke & Heidecke” below the taking lens with the letters Vb and the camera serial number.  Only 11,498 were produced. Camera had a new type of course grained black leather. 12-16-24 capability on 120 film with the use of masks. 
This camera does NOT take 220 film. 
The Classic Rolleiflex T Type 4
“White Face” K8T3
Production Serial Numbers: 2.314.000-2.320.298.
Camera # T2317719.
Lens: f3.5 Zeiss Tessar # 11 856693.
Shutter: Deckel Synchro-Compur X 1-1/500 & B.
Filter Size: Bayonet .
Special face plate with Rollei-Werke Franke & Heideke followed by T and serial number underneath takig lens. 
Camera had thicker black leather with large grain. From serial number 2.315.800, this camera was available with a Schneider Xenar lens. 
The Classic Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 5
“White Face” K4F/2
Production Serial Numbers: 2.845.000-2.857.149 and
3.555.000-3.559.999.
Camera # 3.5F 2856520.
Lens: f3.5 Schneider Xenotar # 12449750.
Shutter: Deckel ynchro-Compur MXV. 1-1/500 & B.
Filter Size: Bayonet 2.
This camera has the 120/220 option which permits 24 exposures on 120 film.  It also has the built-in meter. Camera number is located beneath taking lens. and has the company name, “Rollei-Werke Franke & Heideke” 
There are six variations of this camera including lens change: Planar or Xenotar, and the 120/200 option plus name change.
The Classic Rolleiflex 2.8F Type 4
“White Face” K7F4
Production Serial Numbers: 2.900.000-2.959.999.
Camera # 2.8f 2952526.
Lens: f2.8 Schneider Xenotar # 12 109506.
Shutter: Deckel Synchro-Compur MXV. 1-1/500 & B.
Filter Size: Bayonet 3.
This model, in the 2,9XXX range, was only available with the Xenotar lens.  Black leather with coarse grain. Built-in exposure meter.  Camera available with or without 120/220 option.  Camea serial number is located below the taking lens and is preceded by the letters 2.8F . The company name, Rollei-Werke Franke & Heidek is also below the taking lens.
This camera was also made in the 2,4XXX range and had the Planar lens witn or without the 12/24 option.  
The Classic Rolleiflex 2.8F Type 2
“White Face” K7F2 with 12/24
Production Serial Numbers: 2.451.851-2.479.999.
Camera # 2.8f 2,476.704
Lens: Carl Zeiss Planar 
Shutter: Synchro-Compur MXV. 1-1/500 & B.
Filter Size: Bayonet 3.
This model was produced with the Planar lens.
Black leather with coarse grain. Built-in exposure meter.  Camera available with or without 120/220 option.  Camera serial number is located below the taking lens and is preceded by the letters 2.8F . The company name, Rollei-Werke Franke & Heidek is also below the taking lens.
The Classic Rolleiflex 2.8F Type 2
“White Face” K7F2
Production Serial Numbers: 2.451.851-2.479.999.
Camera # 2.8f 2,477,589.
Lens: Carl Zeiss Planar #5389264
Shutter: Synchro-Compur MXV. 1-1/500 & B.
Filter Size: Bayonet 3.
This model was produced with the Planar lens.  Black leather with coarse grain. Built-in exposure meter.  Camera available with or without 120/220 option.  Camera serial number is located below the taking lens and is preceded by the letters 2.8F . The company name, Rollei-Werke Franke & Heidek is also below the taking lens.
Rolleiflex 3.5F Type K7F/2
White face-12/24- Very Late Edition
Production Serial Numbers: 3,555.000-3,559.999
Camera #3.5F. 3,556,071.
Lens: Zeiss Planar # 2050185 (NEW)
Viewing lens: Heidosmat # 5129336 (NEW).
Filter Size: Bayonet 2 
There is some confusion on the model number for this camera. Prochnow says Type 3. Evans and Parker both say Type 5.
This camera has the 120/220 option which permits 24 exposures on 120 film.  It also has the built-in meter. Camera number is located beneath taking lens. and has the company name, “Rollei-Werke Franke & Heideke” 
There are six variations of this camera including lens change: Planar or Xenotar, and the 120/220 option plus name change

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