Rolleiflex Automat @ 1939

001 Original Rolleiflex TLR Camera
Rolleiflex Automat 6x6
Model 2 = K4B
April 1939 - October 1945
Serials
: 805.000 - 1.050.000 (some shared with Rolleiflex Standard New).
Model 3 = K4B2
October 1945 - September 1949
Serials
: 1.050.000 - 1.099.999
Taking Lens 1939-1945:
Zeiss Tessar 3,5/75, Bayonet I
Taking Lens 1945-1949:
Zeiss Jena Tessar 3,5/75
Zeiss Oberkochen Opton 3,5/75
Schneider Xenar 3,5/75
All with filter Bayonet I
Finder lens:
Heidoscop Anastigmat 2,8/75mm
Bayonet I
Shutter:
Compur - Rapid, 1 - 1/500 sec., T & B, self timer.
Film: 6x6: B II 8 (120) & 35mm with Rolleikin I adapter set.
Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop, no red window, film pressure plate without color coating. Lever also cocks the shutter. Double exposure prevention.
Dimensions
: 14.0x9.0x9.5cm
Weight: 928 grams.

This model has a hinged back with exposure guide. The camera could be used with Rolleikin I to use 35mm film & with the special glass plate film adapter. The following parts of his model can be modernized to 1955 standard: waist level finder, larger focusing knob, double exposure safety lock, viewing lens bayonet, X-sync contact.

Also useable after modifications: Rolleimarin I under water housing, Rolleimeter, Rolleiflash.

Pictured is Model K4B2 (1945-1949). The differences with model K4B are:

K4B K4B2
Gray aperture & shutter control dial inlay Black aperture & shutter control dial inlay
Franke & Heidecke name under viewing lens Franke & Heidecke name under taking lens
Shutter release without cable release thread Shutter release with cable release thread

TLR-005

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