A couple of weeks ago I made the acquisition of a vintage Rolleiflex TLR, one of the most sought after vintage cameras. This purchase served a couple of purposes: to add one more camera type to my collection (like I need yet another) and to allow me to shoot using medium format film.
What I know about this camera so far:
Rolleiflex Standard Model 3 (K4B2)
Manufactured: April 1939-October 1945 (will be trying to pin down the manufactured year a bit more via the serial number)
Finding Lens: Heidoscop Anastigmat f/2.8, Focal length=75mm, Bayonet I filter mount
Taking Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach No. 1876796, Xenar f/3.5, Focal length=75mm, Bayonet I filter adapter
Shutter: Compur-Rapid, 1-1/500 sec., T&B self-timer
Film: 6×6, B II 8 (120mm) or 35mm with Rollekin I adapter (do not currently have adapter).
Film Transport: Winding lever with auto-stop, no red window, film pressure plate without color coating. Level cocks with shutter. Double-exposure prevention.
Dimensions: 14cm X 9cm x 9.5cm
Model K4B2 specifics: Black aperture and shutter control dial inlays (model K4B had gray inlays), Frank & Heidecke names under taking lens (names under finding lens on K4B) and shutter release with cable release thread (K4B did not have cable release thread).
More to come…