A classic beauty.
Rolleiflex 3.5F type 1 with the unique “planetary” Synchro Compur shutter arraignment. This camera is in amazing condition. Light meter is accurate across all ranges. Included is a light meter “blackout cover” to keep the meter alive as long as possible.
A little backstory on this camera-we are fairly certain it was purchased by a military member in Germany and brought back home in the early 1960’s as evident by an import tax stamp on the flash case.
During our full CLA and inspection of this camera, we found “witness marks” inside that indicate that it was serviced in 1974. It appears it hasn’t been touched since.
Included in this sale is the 3.5F with strap, complete Rolleikin 2 35mm adapter (frame counter is already installed on the camera, the original spool post is included if you wish to remove it), rolleiflash bay 1 unit and the unique and rare Rollei Binocular ViewHood. The viewhood is admittedly, a little dumb and will get you all sorts of funny looks but if you’re a collector or a die hard rollei fan, it’s in beautiful shape.
The full CLA was completed in April of 2023. 1 second is approximately 1.6 seconds. All other shutter speeds are accurate and deadly quiet. A sacrifice had to be made to make 1/30” and 1/15 of a second accurate and that sacrifice was making the adjustment to 1”. Completely justified to make that adjustment in our opinion.