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Differences between Rolleiflex 3.5E3 and Rolleiflex 3.5F TLR

 

The 3.5 E3 is sort of a hybrid between a 3.5 E, a 3.5 F type 2 and a 3.5
F type 3.

1) The 3.5 E3 has the EVS meter system of the E, hence there is no
filter compensation dial on the focus knob side. Also the 3.5 E3 takes a
"T" type meter, not an "F" type meter.

2) The 3.5 E3 has the peep window like the 3.5 F type 2, where the
apertures are closer to the body and the speeds are closer the front of
the camera.

3) The 3.5 E3 has the front plate of the 3.5 F type 3. ie: below the
taking lens it says "Made in Germany" on top of "Franke & Heidicke".
This is reversed on the 3.5 F type 2. The self timer on the E3 is like
the one on the 3.5 F type 3. There is a difference between the self
timer placement between the 3.5 F type 2 and the 3.5 F type 3.

4) On a 3.5 E3 the handy exposure table on the back of the camera looks
like the one on an E type camera as opposed to the ones found on the F
type cameras.

> There is one more similarity/difference that I neglected to mention that is
> rather important and that is the 3.5 E3 has a 45 mm interlens distance
> (between the centres of the taking and viewing lenses). The 3.5 E (serial
> numbers 1,740,000-1,870,000), and 3.5 E2 have a 42 mm interlens distance.
> This makes a difference for accessories that take advantage of both
lenses at
> the same time, such as the Mutars and lens caps. A 3.5 E or 3.5 E2 lens cap
> will not fit a 3.5 E3 or 3.5 F camera and vice versa. 


here links to a nice collection of images made from Rolleiflex 3.5E3
Old Amtrak Sta Oakland Rolleiflex3-5E3 Xenotar KodakBW400CN VS 05-2007 9000 04

The Ultimate F3.5: Rolleiflex 3.5F

dodger

bikes

Untitled
NEW Untitled
by m|art

No Talking

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by X. Z.

Twin
NEW Twin
by [M!chael]

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Lourenço

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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