Flash unit for Rollei 35

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  1. FrankB

    FrankB Member

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    Over the last 6 months or so I've acquired a couple of Rollei 35's (It was supposed to be one, but they're addictive! I'm now thinking of putting the Tessar and the Sonnar together in a confined space and seeing if a get a Triotar! :wink: ). The latter of these came with a small 3rd party flash. It's serviceable, but doesn't pack much of a wallop and the coverage isn't all that great.

    I know that Rollei brought out a number of small flashes to accompany the 35, but I'm having trouble finding information on the differences between them (dimensions, guide number, weight, coverage, auto/non-auto, etc.).

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance,

    Frank
     
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    Okay, I'll start -

    E19BC 9x8x3.5cm, GN 19? @ 50 ASA, 4 AA batteries, no other info & this may not be reliable
    E15B 2 AA batteries, nothing else currently known

    Other models include -

    E121BC
    E128BC
    E17C
    E20C

    Any / all additional information much appreciated.
     
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    I think the most common was the E-15B, It was just slightly smaller than the camera itself and gave one auto range or manual operation. I believe the instructions suggested that when using flash that the camera be held upside down & shutter tripped with your left thumb
     
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    Hi Frank,

    I have a Rollei 100XLC for my Rollei 35S. This 2 AA battery flash is about 2 1/2" high, 2 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" deep. The flash GN as I understand it is about 46 at 10' and has 1 auto setting.

    Rich
     
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    Thanks for these, gentlemen! Much appreciated.

    Any more?
     
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    Nice one! God knows how you found that link; I'm seriously impressed!

    That'll be:

    E128BC - 78x57x34mm, GN 21m @ ISO 100, 2x AA batteries, auto, 120g + batts

    Here's another:

    E20C - 85x75x33mm, GN 28m @ ISO 100, NiCad batteries charged from mains(?)

    Also a warning - The trigger voltage on some of these units is high. Okay for Rollei 35's and other mechanical cameras, but do check before using them on cameras with sensitive electronics.
     
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    Frank,

    I use a Minox TC 35 flash with a Rollei 35. It's the one with the tilting reflector, made for the 35 PL etc. It has a contoured base to fit the Minoxes, so I use it with a hot shoe adapter that acts as a spacer. It takes AAA cells, and has a GN of 26 m at ISO 100.

    Best,
    Helen
     
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    I thought you'd be in before long, Helen! :wink:

    I hadn't thought of Minox flashes. I'll take a look.

    Many thanks!

    Frank