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Rolleicord Va 1019
Photograph of Ferdi’s Rolleicord Va. The Rolleicord Va is equipped with an exchangeable exposures counter. The standard counter is for 12 exposures. Counter sets for 16 exposures and 24 exposures exist.
Photo ©2017  F.W. Stutterheim

Page Index

  1. Introduction
  2. 16 or 24 Exposures Set
  3. Notes
  4. References

Introduction

The Rolleicords Va and Vb cameras offered the option to expose 16 frames of 4×5.5 cm on Roll film 120 by using a 16 exposures film counter. A special film counter with 24 exposures was also available. The sets included masks for the film gate and the view finders. The counters of the Rolleicord Va and Vb can be exchanged by he user.

16 or 24 Exposures Set

The sets consist of:

The differences between the 12 and 24 exposures sets are obvious. The variants for Va and Vb differ only in the focusing screen masks caused by different finders. See the following table for particulars.

The Rolleicord Va has the 1950s style of finder hood. It is non-detachable by the user. When being closed front and back fold down while the left and right sides sink into the camera body. The focusing screen mask is made of metal. It is to be put on top of the focusing screen. The Rolleicord Vb has the post-1958 First Generation detachable finder hood. This hood folds completely down on to the screen by pinching its sides. The finder needs a differently shaped plastic mask that is inserted under the focusing screen. This later screen can also be recognised from a pinhole and a notch. It is not present in all sets, only in later made sets.

Exposures sets Rolleicords Va and Vb

Exposures Frame Size Produced Camera Models Particulars Content of Set
16 4×5.5 cm 1957‑1981 Rolleicord Va Screen mask on top of focusing screen. Leather bag “Rolleicord 16”.
Counter for 16 exposures.
Film mask 4×5.5 (4×4) cm.
Direct View finder mask 4×5.5 cm.
Direct View finder mask 4×4 cm.
Focusing screen mask 4×5.5 cm (metal).
Focusing screen mask 4×4 cm (metal).
16 4×5.5 cm 1962‑1981 Rolleicord Vb Screen mask slides under the focusing screen. Leather bag “Rolleicord 16”.
Counter for 16 exposures.
Film mask 4×5.5 (4×4) cm.
Direct View finder mask 4×5.5 cm.
Direct View finder mask 4×4 cm.
Focusing screen mask 4×5.5 cm (plastic).
Focusing screen mask 4×4 cm (plastic).
24 28×40 mm 1957‑1981 Rolleicord Va Screen mask on top of focusing screen. Leather bag “Rolleicord 24”.
Counter for 24 exposures.
Film mask 28×40 (24×36) mm.
Direct View finder mask 28×40 mm.
Direct View finder mask 24×36 mm.
Focusing screen mask 28×40 mm (metal).
Focusing screen mask 24×38 mm (metal).
24 28×40 mm 1962‑1981 Rolleicord Vb Screen mask slides under the focusing screen. Leather bag “Rolleicord 24”.
Counter for 24 exposures.
Film mask 28×40 (24×36) mm.
Direct View finder mask 28×40 mm.
Direct View finder mask 24×36 mm.
Focusing screen mask 28×40 mm (plastic).
Focusing screen mask 24×36 mm (plastic).

Notes

References