Rolleicord VB @ 1962

Rolleicord Vb
Model K3Vb Type 1
April 1962 - Mid 1966, 44,500 pieces
: Vb-2.600.000 - Vb-2.645.999
Model K3Vb Type 2
Mid 1966 - January 1977, 30.500 pieces,
: Vb-2.647.000 - Vb-2.677.534 (some report up to Vb-2.677.498). From 2.666.000 redesigned front plate.
Both models:
Taking Lens
Xenar 3,5/75mm, Schneider, Bayonet 1
Finder lens:
Schneider Heidosmat 3,2/75mm, Bayonet 1. Interchangeable focusing screen & finder loupe. Parallax control.
Model Type 1: Synchro Compur MXV, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync.
Model Type 2: Synchro Compur XV, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync.
Film: 120 for 12 exp. 6x6.
Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12.
: 10.0x9.9x14.2cm.
Weight: 940 grams.

This model was also delivered customized to order with gray leather:

Between 1962 and 1977:
For Philips Oscillograph with 16 & 24 exp. counter, for German Police authorities with 12 exp. counter:
Vb-2.610.000 - Vb-2.610.999,,,

Model shown: Type 2 with 1966-1971 front plate (large typeface ROLLEI-WERKE under taking lens. From June 1971, this was changed to a smaller typeface "Rollei Werke Franke & Heidecke".

Model Type 1 had on front plate engraved: "Franke & Heidecke Braunschweig".


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