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Rolleiflex Automat X Sync 120mm film TLR camera

Rolleiflex Automat X Sync 120mm film TLR camera
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Rolleiflex Automat X Sync 120mm film TLR camera


Rolleiflex Automat (X sync.) is a medium format TLR film camera manufactured by Franke & Heidecke, Braunschweig, Germany, and produced between 1949-51.

Automat (X sync.) is also known as Model K4 / 50.

The main difference is added flash X sync. than Automat Model 3.

All Rolleiflex Automat series were produced between 1937-1956. Automat name stands to introduced automatic film counter in 1937; this counter senses the thickness of the film backing to accurately begin counting frames, obviating the need for the ruby window that forced the photographer to read the frame number off the back of the film itself. Rolleiflex TLR film cameras were most famous and the standard of news and studio photographers for decades. Many photographers still shoot with Rolleiflex TLR film cameras and black-and-white film.

Produced between 1951-54
Serials: 1.200.001 - 1.474.999
Film: 120 roll film, picture size 6x6cm & 35mm with Rolleikin I adapter set
Taking lens: Zeiss Tessar 75mm f/3.5 Red T
Finder lens: Heidoscop Anastigmat 75mm f/2.8 filter Bayonet I
Waist level finder with sports finder
Shutter: Synchro-Compur 1-1/500 + B
Added M and X flash sync.
Self timer
Winding: lever with auto stop, no red window, film pressure plate with black color coating
Lever also cocks the shutter
Double exposure prevention
Backcover: hinged with exposure guide table, removable that can be exchanged for a dual film format back
Weight: 965g
The camera could be used with Rolleikin I to use 35mm film & with the special glass plate film adapter. Also useable after modifications: Rolleimarin I under water housing, Rolleimeter, Rolleiflash, Rolleikin 2 with dual format back.
The following parts of this model can be modernized: larger focusing knob & release safety lock.

The Camera is in very good vintage condition and working. Shutter fires on all speeds. Aperture and focus is working smooth. The lens and the viewing lens are in good condition with out any fungus or scratches. Some minor cleaning marks on the lens which doesn't affect the picture quality. Self timer switch was replaced by a longer one by the previous owner. Film Counter and film advancing are working well too.

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