Rolleicord IIb 120mm TLR film camera
The Rolleicord IIb is a model in a long line of Rolleicords which started in 1933 and ended in 1977 and were produced by Franke & Heidecke and later on by Rollei-Werke in Braunschweig, Germany.
It is a medium format TLR camera that uses 120 type Rollfilm. 12 6x6cm square images can be captured for each roll of 120 film.
There is also a Plate adapter available which gives one 6x6 image on a 6.5x9cm size glass plate.
By using an optional Rolleikin 1 adapter 35mm film cartridges can be used.
The Rolleicord II series was produced in 6 different models from 1936 till 1950.
This model, the Rolleicord IIb ,also refered to as Rolleicord II model or type 3, was produced from 1938 till 1939 (about 16.000 units) by Franke & Heidecke.
Main differences with the model 2 is that the name shield now is cast and the name Franke & Heidecke was engraved in between the 2 lenses.
Taking lens: Zeiss Triotar 1:3.5 f=7,5cm
Viewing lens: Heidoscop-Anastigmat 1:3.2 f=7,5cm
Shutter: Compur C00
Shutter speed: 1 to 1/300 sec., T and B.
Dimensions WxDxH: 91 x 94 x 138 mm
Weight: 814 grams
The Camera is in very good vintage condition and working well. Shutter fires on all speeds. Lens is clean without any scratches or fungus. New mirror fitted so the viewfinder view is clear and crisp. Eye level finder mirror missing from the hood( eyelevel finder is not normally used on these but if you like to use it, it is easy to get a new one fitted). Camera comes with the leather case.