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    People were very generous with their advice about this camera. I have posted a couple of shots from the first roll of film that I put through the camera in the Standard Gallery, since I thought that you might be interested to see what it can do.

    Naturally, the photos have a definite 'period' feel. I like it very much. So different (but not necessarily worse) to the crystal clarity and sharpness of modern lenses.

    I suspect a service is overdue. The camera seems to seek out flare, and I suspect that there might be a bit of a light leak. But all in all, I'm impressed with it. What fun!

    I suspect also that I may have transgressed a rule: because I don't have access to a darkroom I had the film processed and scanned to a CD. The images in the gallery are therefore scanned. I am awaiting a knock on the door from the APUG police.:o

    Thanks again to everyone,

    Chris

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    For anyone in the Midwest interested to know, Peter of Peter's Camera Repair in Grand Rapids MI is a former Rollei employee.
    Murray

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotandcom View Post
    I have found the Rollei Club website, and if I have interpreted the information correctly the camera is a Rolleicord Ia Model 3, made sometime between 1938 and 1947.
    I'm sure that's correct (It has "Franke & Heidecke" on the shutter?). The serial number indicates that it was made before the war. My Rolleiflex Automat from 1938 has the serial number 797120.

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    Cool, your Rolleicord has the serial number 797810, and there's a Rolleiflex with 797855 on eBay (220096536299) at the moment.

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    I have a Rolleicord and am just starting to use it, as well. Just get lost in the Internet and use Google and you'll find lots of stuff

    I found an old Sears ad that had my version (III) advertised for $139.50 in the 1953 catalog with a Zeiss lens or $149.50 for a Schneider Xenar. (The Rolleiflex was $265.00) I think that all Rolleicords regardless of year had f/3.5 lenses, whereas the Rolleiflex had a f/2.8.

    While snooping around the internet, I found the following link: http://johnsrolleionlypage.homestead...lleicords.html

    It says yours is a Rolleicord 1a Type 3. 1938-1947
    Production Serial Numbers: 611.000-1.042.100

    http://www.siufai.dds.nl/Rolleicord.htm - shows all Serial #'s of Rolleicords.
    Last edited by Taurus 8; 03-28-2007 at 04:46 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    You may give http://www.rolleiclub.com a try for further information.

    Ulrich

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