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Editor Ferdi Stutterheim

Tele-Rolleiflex 1010, Photo F.W. Stutterheim
Photograph of an early Tele-Rolleiflex № 2302341 with ‘half moons’ below the strap holders. It has no Rolleikin knob. Perhaps it was replaced by an earlier owner or the camera was ordered without the Rolleikin knob.
Photo ©2019  F.W. Stutterheim

Serial Numbers Lists

Tele-Rolleiflex

Start at № End at № Number
made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Features1
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
S 2 300 000 S 2 305 000 6 420 1959-1965 Tele-Rolleiflex model 1
Flat Glass, 3-way film pressure plate.
Rolleikin counter and rewind knobs fitted.
CZ Sonnar 4/135 Tele Rolleiflex Tele Rolleiflex
(type 1)
S 2 305 001 S 2 306 419 1959-1965 Tele-Rolleiflex model 1
Flat Glass, 3-way film pressure plate.
Rolleikin counter and rewind knobs optional.
CZ Sonnar 4/135 Tele Rolleiflex Tele Rolleiflex
(type 1)
S 2 306 420 S 2 306 871 452 1965-1966 Tele-Rolleiflex Zwischenmodel
Flat Glass, 3-way film pressure plate.
Rolleikin counter and rewind knobs optional.
12/24 exp.
CZ Sonnar 4/135 Tele Rolleiflex Tele Rolleiflex
(type 1/2)
S 2 306 872 S 2 308 498 1 618 1966-1975 Tele-Rolleiflex model 2
Dual format pressure plate.
Rolleikin counter and rewind knobs optional.
12/24 exp.
From 1970 “White-face”4
CZ Sonnar 4/135 Tele Rolleiflex Tele Rolleiflex
(type 2)

Common Features: The Tele-Rolleiflex was based on the Rolleiflex E. All Tele’s can accept an E-type exposure meter. The meter could be factory fitted. Model 1 Tele’s have ‘half moons’ under the strap holders. Model 2 cameras have no ‘half moons’. Focusing range ∞ - 2.6 m. Bayonet III. Synchro-Compur MXV CR0 shutter, M and X sychronisation, delayed action shutter release.

Rolleiflex 4.0 FT

Produced from Produced until Number
made
Name Taking Lens Particulars
2007 2015 unknown Rolleiflex 4.0 FT Schneider Tele‑Xenar 4.0/135 HFT
Rollei T Apogon 4.0/135 HFT
Made by Francke & Heidecke.
Made by DHW Fototechnik.
Coded Serial Number.
Shutter speeds scale from B, 1 - 500
Focusing range ∞ - 1.5 m.

Classic ‘alligator’-style strap holders like 2.8 F. Bayonet IV. The T-Apogon lens is said to be similar to the Tele-Xenar. That makes sense. All lenses were produced at the Rolleiflex factory. My guess is they are exactly the same, except for he trade name.

Notes

[1]
Features are described to distinguish between cameras from a single production run or in case of special interest. Back
[4]
In 1970/1 a shiny silver name plate with small print around the taking lens was introduced. This was just a purely cosmetic change. Later it became the sought after "White-face". Back

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