Dating rolleicord cameras
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.
The tables below are re-compiled from Collector's Guide to Rollei Cameras, by Arthur G. They are presented here for informational and reference purposes only, to help you indentify your model of Rolleiflex camera.
Even though I'm having a lot of fun, I still yearn for a Rolleiflex! And while there's always that perfect camera for a given shot -- as long as I have a camera with me and can create something, I'm happy.
And it's harder to see when your subject is in focus.