Hello John et al:
The "Rolleibaby" photograph in the article
mentioned by Jan is a 1954 prototype, designed by Friedrich Sommermeyer
senior. This prototype was the first Rolleiflex with interchangeable
viewfinder hood and a Pentaprism and other accesories were designed for the
view inder. It used a Compur shutter with EV and it could use 127 film for
12 4x4 frames or 35mm film for 36 frames, it had two film counters for 127
and 35mm film. A mask was inserted for the 35mm film; in other words, it
was a camera for two films format. There is a larger explanation in Claus
Prochnow's Report II third edition, this camera is the PR 193 for the
Prochnow's Rollei Catalog. Anyway, the interchangeable viewfinder hood used
for the 6x6 from 1958 was more practical.
2017-06-20 9:53 GMT-03:00 John Wild <jwild@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
That very definitely is a prototype; it looks like a full blown Rolleiflex
which has been to see "Honey, I shrunk the kids". It may have been the
prototype for the Rolleiflex 4x4 Sport.
Carlos will possibly be able to elaborate.
*From:* rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
on behalf of Decher Jan <wanderjan@xxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* 20 June 2017 12:12
*Subject:* [rollei_list] Re: Rollie Exhibition is closing next weekend
Just saw the picture of the “Rolleibaby 4x4” with Xenotar in the
Braunschweig links. Was this a Prototype?
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On Jun 20, 2017, at 12:14 PM, Dirk-Roger.Schmitt@xxxxxx wrote:
As told, photography is allowed....freelists.org <rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] Im Auftrag von Decher
Von: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rollei_list-bounce@
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017 11:12away. But, please take some pictures and post them for us, if you can.
Betreff: [rollei_list] Re: Rollie Exhibition is closing next weekend
Too bad. Due to the Paris trip I can't make it to Braunschweig right
Kodak Museum in Rochester, NY, a few years ago and being told quite firmly
I hope the exhibit allows photography. I remember being in the Eastman
to lock my Contax 645 away because photography was prohibited in the
museum! - Rather oxymoronic...
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