Dating rolleiflex serial number
So I started looking for an alternate and found a Yashicamat 124G in almost mint condition.
I bought it and had the seals replaced, and have been messing with it ever since. I have to think a whole lot more than with the digital stuff.
In contrast the Rolleiflex was a small metal camera which proved very popular with many similar cameras being produced by Franke & Heidecke and other makers.
Cheers, Dan Great article, I was just looking on the web for a replacement WLF for my Rollei Magic and found this, the link to Harry Fleenor should help me get at least two of my Rolleis tuned up, my old Rolleicord III is not on the list of cameras he works on. He did that for me with an Art Deco 1933 Rolleicord model. After my dad died I inherited his Rollei which had been hanging in a closet for about 35 years.
There is also an optional adapter called the Photo Plug that you can buy on ebay which actually measures timing of the light through the shutter to an optical sensor that transfers timing via the microphone jack. Calumet made a popular shutter tester that appears from time to time on e Bay.
I checked out the Apple IOS app -- that looks great - except a reveiwer mentions a compatibility issue with i Phone 6 -- however I don't know if this applies to the latest software update. Fortunately, when I was in LA in September I had Harry Fleenor check out my Rolleiflex speeds and meter for accuracy -- so I'm good for the time being.
I'm now searching for a Rolleiflex for myself probably the cheaper 3.5f model. I have a ROLLEIFLEX with a grey body and lighter grey inserts (leather? It's view lens is a 2.8 and the capture lens is a 3.5 (serial number 5585417).
I'm researching the camera to determine what value it has. I used it in 1963-64 and it took great photos of a ski trip to Aspen. Note that there is also the Shutter-Speed-Tester app for Apple IOS and Android that measures the accuracy of the shutter based on the sounds.