What model Rolleiflex?

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  1. Brad Bireley

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    Anyway of telling what model this could be just from these 2 photos?
     

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    Well it's newer than the Automat K4A I bought in the Spring, as it has the newer focus knob. However it doesn't have the lever top right on the lens panel of the 2.8/3.5A and later.

    I suspect it's the 1954-56 Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 - Model K4B which came with either a 75mm f3.5 lens, either a CZJ Tessar, an Opton Tessar (Zeiss, West Germany) or a Xenar. My Automat has an Opton Tessar and it's an excellent sharp, coated, lens.

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    I think it is a K4B as well. This is mine.
     

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    I think it's the second model of the K4B. The difference is in the decoupling of the speed/aperture dials (look on the leftmost wheel on the front)
     
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    The name plate looks different on Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 - Model K4B ? Could it be the 3.5E without the meter?
     
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    You have noticed the different nameplate.

    Rolleiflex 3.5 C or E2 - models K4C * K4C 2 would have a Planar or Xenotar and look very similar to the K4B except the nameplate, but the focus knob's wrong on them it's slightly newer.

    Ian
     
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    Looks pretty much like mu 3.5E, which hasn't got a meter either. What lens is in it? And what is the serial number?
     
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    I now own this camera. It is a Rolleiflex 3.5E Type 2 according to it's serial number. It has the Xentor 75mm. Glass is perfect. Focusing is smooth. The shutter does drag at the slow speeds. Except for the little ding the body is in very nice condition. I picked this camera along with a B&J 4x5 press camera with a Kodak Ektar 127mm lens along with 12 film holders flash bulbs & several filters, etc. Also included was Rollei P11 slide projector & a Kodak Ektagraphic slide projector. And also a Minolta XG7 with 50mm f/1.7 & 28mm lenses. And a Pentax k1000 with 50mm lens. All for $200. I think I did ok.
     
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    "Ok" is a gross understatement...
     
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    The Rolleiflex 3.5E2 with a Xenotar is worth $200+ on it's own, so is the P11. So you did extremely well :D

    Ian
     
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    I sometimes think that my Rolleiflex New Standard is the one camera I'd keep if I were only allowed to have one camera.

    The rest of the time I'm sure of it. :smile: Enjoy the camera!

    Mike