according to “collectors guide to rollei cameras” by Arthur G. Evans, published 1986:
camera # 2107367 is a Rolleiflex T type 1, manufactured from 1958-1966
“Shutter speeds and apertures are controlled by a lever rather than by the wheels found on other models of the period. The T sports a REMOVABLE HOOD, Rolleiclear screen, spring-loaded locking device on PC connector, film reminder on focusing knob, non-adjustable pressure plate.”
also, “The T (for Tessar) was designed to place a model between other Rolleiflexes and the Rolleicords. Franke & Heidecke could afford to offer the T for less than the other Rolleiflexes because they incorporated more expensive lenses. Interestingly enough, today used T’s sell for about the same price as other Rolleis of the same age…”
so, yes, you can get the prism, as the book says, your T is the same vintage as the E and F models.
camera #1585579, the first number, appears to be a Rolleicord Va type 1 made 1957-1958 with a Schneider Xenar lens. this camera cannot take the prism. only the later Vb (last of the Rolleicords) can do this.
NB. i replaced by original focusing screen in my 3.5F with a Beattie brightscreen with split-image in the middle. Cost about $90 at B&H. Also you can get filter for taking lens made by B&W, about $40. And I found a cheap Accura (Japanese made) lens hood that fits over the taking lens as well.
15 Oct 2005 18:10
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