Buying Rolleiflex And Rollei TLR Camera

Buying Rolleiflex And Rollei TLR Camera

This page states the model, serial number, when the model was made and the models specification, there has been given a approximately price in US Dollars which is a guideline when looking to buy, The bottom end price is what you would pay for an model in average condition and in-between for a camera in good condition and on the top end for very very good or mint condition Rollei, Now there are a few Very rare or Exclusive Rolleiflex that I haven’t added on the list.

Rolleiflex Automat Type 2Serial# 805000-1099999 from 1939-45. 75mm Tessar 3.5 or Xenar 75/3.5 lens. Bay I. Compur Anastigmat 75mm F2.8 Viewing lens. $120-520 Serial# 805000-1099999 from 1939-45. 75mm Tessar 3.5 or Xenar 75/3.5 lens. Bay I. Compur Anastigmat 75mm F2.8 Viewing lens.
Rolleiflex Automat Type 3 (“X”)Rolleiflex Automat Type 3 (“X”) $120-520 Serial# 1100000-1168000 from 1949-51. 75mm Tessar 3.5 or Xenar 75/3.5 lens. Bay I. Compur Rapid shutter 1/500 to 1, B+T with X sync.
Rolleiflex Automat Type 4 (“MX”)Rolleiflex Automat Type 4 (“MX”) $160-640 Serial# 1200001-1474999 from 1954-56. 75mm Tessar 3.5, Opton 75/3.5 or Xenar 75/3.5 lens. After serial #128xxxx Internal baffles added. Synchro Compur shutter 1/500 to 1, B+T and MX sync, self timer.
Rolleiflex Automat Type 5 (“MX-EVS”)Rolleiflex Automat Type 5 (“MX-EVS”) $180- 780 Serial# 1428001-1739999 from 1954-56. 75mm Tessar 3.5, Opton 75/3.5 or Xenar 75/3.5 lens. Internal baffles added.  Larger focus knob. EVS system, Synchro Compur shutter 1/500 to 1, B+T and MX sync with EVS system, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8A Type 1Rolleiflex 2.8A Type 1 $360- 1000 Serial# 1100001-1164999 from 1949-50. About 7870 produced. 80mm Tessar 2.8 lens. Heidoscop-Anastigmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens. Interchangeable finder loupe. Parallax control. Compur Rapid shutter to 1/400. Bay II unique to this model.
Rolleiflex 2.8A Type 2Rolleiflex 2.8A Type 2 $500-1100 Serial# 1201000-1204999 from 1951. About 2000 produced. 80mm Tessar 2.8 lens. Heidoscop-Anastigmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens. Interchangeable finder loupe. Parallax control. Compur Rapid MX shutter 1/500. Bay II unique to this model.
Rolleiflex 2.8B Type 1Rolleiflex 2.8B Type 1 $800-2200 Serial# 1220000-1220999 from 1952-53. 80mm Biometer 2.8 lens. Bay III. Heidoscop-Anastigmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens. Very Few made, about 1000. Interchangeable finder loupe. Parallax control. Compur Rapid MX.
Rolleiflex 2.8B Type 2Rolleiflex 2.8B Type 2 $1100-2400 Serial# 1241000-1260000 from 1952-53. 80mm Biometer 2.8 lens. Bay III. Heidoscop-Anastigmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens. Very Few made, only 250. Interchangeable finder loupe. Parallax control. Synchro Compur. 3 point accessory mask on hood.
Rolleiflex 2.8C Type 1Rolleiflex 2.8C Type 1 $380-1100 Serial# 1260250- 1299999 from 1953-54. About 30150 made of type 1&2 combined. 80mm Xenotar F2.8 lens. Internal baffles added, larger focus knob, adjustable focusing magnifier. Heidosmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens. Parallax control. Bay III. Synchro Compur. 3 point accessory mask on hood.
Rolleiflex 2.8C Type 2Rolleiflex 2.8C Type 2 $400- 1200 Serial# 1400000-1475405 from 1954-55. Mostly fitted with 80mm Planar F2.8 lens, some earlier with Xenotar lens. Internal baffles added, larger focus knob, adjustable focusing magnifier. Heidosmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens. Parallax control. Bay III. Synchro Compur. 3 point accessory mask on hood.
Rolleiflex 2.8DRolleiflex 2.8D $500- 1500 Serial# 1600000- 1620100 from 1955-56. About 20100 made. 80mm Xenotar 2.8 or Planar 80/2.8 lens. Very similar to 2.8C, now has EVS System, double exposure capability. Heidosmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens, Synchro-Compur shutter 1/500 to 1. Bay III, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8ERolleiflex 2.8E $440-1300 Serial# 1621000-1665999 from 1956-59. About 44000 made. 80mm Xenotar 2.8 or Planar 80/2.8 lens. Built-in uncoupled meter, automatic DOF Indicator. Heidosmat 80mm F2.8 viewing lens, Synchro-Compur shutter 1/500 to 1, B. Bay III, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8E E2Rolleiflex 2.8E E2 $480- 1400 Serial# 2350000- 2356999 from 1959-60. About 7000 made. 80mm Xenotar 2.8, Planar 80/2.8 or Opton 80/2.8 lens. Optional uncoupled meter, detachable hood, improved focus screen. Synchro-Compur shutter 1/500 to 1, B. Bay III, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8E E3Rolleiflex 2.8E E3 $520- 1500 Serial# 2360000- 2362024 from 1962-65 About 2025 made. 80mm Xenotar 2.8, Planar 80/2.8 or Opton 80/2.8 lens. Optional uncoupled meter, EVS System. Detachable hood, improved focus screen. Bay III, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5E Type 1Rolleiflex 3.5E Type 1 $320- 900 Serial# 1740000- 1787999 from 1956-59. About 26000 made. 75mm Planar F3.5 lens. Built in meter. However models with Xenotar lens had no meter (unless installed later). Bay II. Non- removable finder hood, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5E Type 2Rolleiflex 3.5E Type 2 $340- 1000 Serial# 1850000- 1869999 from 1957-59. About 17000 made. 75mm Xenotar F3.5. Meter optional. Bay II. Non- removable finder hood, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5E E2 Type 1Rolleiflex 3.5E E2 Type 1 $380- 1100 Serial# 1870000 -1872999 from 1959-60. Very few made, about 2010. Serial number will be preceded with “E2” marking. Meter could be installed. 75mm Xenotar 3.5 or Planar 75/3.5 lens. Detachable hood. Bay II, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5E E2 Type 2Rolleiflex 3.5E E2 Type 2 $400- 1200 Serial#  2480000- 2481999 from 1961-62. Very few made, about 2000. Meter could be installed. 75mm Xenotar 3.5, Planar 75/3.5 or Opton 75/3.5 lens. 120 film only. Detachable hood. Bay II, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5E E3Rolleiflex 3.5E E3 $480- 1400 Serial# 2380000- 2385034 from 1961-65. About 5035 made. Meter could be installed. 75mm Xenotar 3.5, Planar 75/3.5 or Opton 75/3.5 lens. EVS system. Detachable hood. Bay II. Distance between lenses expanded from 42mm to 45mm. The Xenotar lenses were changed to 6 elements starting with lens serial# 2753002, self timer.
Rolleiflex T Type 1Rolleiflex T Type 1 $260-900 Serial# 2100000- 2199999. From 1958-66. About 99000? Made. Grey and Black versions. 75mm Tessar 3.5 lens or Opton 75/3.5 lens. Meter optional. Synchro-Compur MXV shutter 1/500 to 1, B. Rollei expert Alex Pearlman remarks that the Tessar on the Rolleiflex T utilized lanthanum glass for improved resolution and color correction. Detachable hood. Improved focus screen.Heidosmet 75mm F2.8 viewing lens.Bay I, self timer.
Rolleiflex T Type 2Rolleiflex T Type 2 $325-1000 Serial# 2220000- 2228999.from 1966-68 Mostly About 9000 made. Shutter has X synchronization only. 75mm tessar 3.5 lens or Opton 75/3.5 lens. Meter optional. Prices vary widely depending on condition. Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Bay I, self timer.
Rolleiflex T Type 3

Rolleiflex T Type 3 Rolleiflex T Type 3

Rolleiflex T Type 3

$350-1100 From 1971-76. Serial# 2242000- onwards. About 18000 made, Mostly black. Rollei-Werke nameplate are now on the cameras. 75mm Tessar 3.5 lens or Opton 75/3.5 lens. Meter optional. Synchro-Compur VX shutter 1/500 to 1, B. Prices vary widely depending on condition. Add £ 150 for “White Face” version (“Type4”). Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Bay I, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5FRolleiflex 3.5F $500- 1500 Serial# 2200000- 2219999 from 1958-60. About 20000 made. 75mm Xenotar 3.5 or Planar 75/3.5 lens. Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Synchro-Compur MXV shutter 1/500 to 1,B. Optional coupled meter, Has detachable hood, improved focus screen, eye level viewing. Provision for 220 Film. BayII. Distance scale in meter or feet. Accept plate glass back, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 2Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 2 $580- 1700 Serial# 2230000- 2241500 from 1960. About 11500 made. 75mm Xenotar 3.5 or Planar 75/3.5 lens. Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Synchro-Compur shutter MXV 1/500 to 1,B. Optional coupled meter, Has detachable hood, improved focus screen, eye level viewing. Provision for 220 Film. BayII. Distance scale in meter or feet. Accept plate glass back, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 3Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 3 $600- 1800 Serial# 2250000- 2810000 from 1960-69. 75mm Xenotar 3.5 or Planar 75/3.5 lens. Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Synchro-Compur shutter MXV 1/500 to 1,B. Optional coupled meter, Has detachable hood, improved focus screen, eye level viewing. Provision for 220 Film. BayII. Distance scale in meter or feet after Serial# 2298816. Accept plate glass back. After serial# 2299547 accept both 120 and 220 Film and the Xenotar lens had 6 elements. After Lens Serial# 2753002 the Planar lens had 6 elements, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 4Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 4 $600- 1800 Serial# 2810000- onwards from 1969-71. 75mm Xenotar 3.5 or Planar 75/3.5 lens. Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Synchro-Compur shutter MXV 1/500 to 1,B. Optional coupled meter, Has detachable hood, improved focus screen, eye level viewing. 12/24 Frame counter. Bay II. Does not accept plate glass back. Distance scale in meter and feet. 6 element lenses, self timer.
Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 5Rolleiflex 3.5F Type 5 $650-1950 Serial# 2840000 onwards from 1971. 75mm Xenotar 3.5 or Planar 75/3.5 lens. Heidosmat 75mm F2.8 viewing lens. Synchro-Compur shutter MXV 1/500 to 1,B. Optional coupled meter, Has detachable hood, improved focus screen, eye level viewing. 12/24 Frame counter. Bay II. “White Face” versions. Distance scale in meter and feet. 6 element lenses, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8f Type 1Rolleiflex 2.8f Type 1 $900-2100 Serial# 2400000- 2442133 from 1960-66. 80mm planar F2.8. Coupled meter, Detachable hood, improved focus screen. Synchro-Compur shutter 1/500 to 1,B. Bay III. 12 frame counter, 12/24 counter optional as an add on. 1965- 66 models accepted plate glass back, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8f Type 2Rolleiflex 2.8f Type 2 $1200-2600* Serial# 2442132- 2984999 from 1965- 81. Early mostly 80mm planar F2.8 lens. Factory installed 12/24 Frame counter. 1966 version still accepted plate glass back, post 1967 does not. Post 1973 models were mostly fitted with 80mm Xenotar F2.8 lens. Coupled meter was optional, but most were installed. Synchro-Compur shutter 1/500 to 1,B. Bay III. Factory 12/24 Frame counter, self timer.. “White Face” shutter version can fetch up to $3000*
Rolleiflex 2.8F AurumRolleiflex 2.8F Aurum $1700- 4400 Serial# 8300001- 8301500. From 1983- 84. First “Special Edition” Rolleiflex 2.8, Gold plating Brown Lizard. There about 1500 made. 80mm Xenotar f2.8 lens. Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur MXV 1/500 to 1, B, X-Sync Shutter. 120 and 220 film. Bay III, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8F Platinum (Model K7FP/K7FPA)Rolleiflex 2.8F Platinum $2600- 7200 1984- 89 issuance of the 2.8F Platinum Edition. Platinum plated with black Lizard. Serial 298xxxx. 500 made. Newly manufactured Rollei (Licensed by Zeiss) 80mm Planar f2.8 lens. Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur MXV 1/500 to 1, B, X-Sync Shutter. 120 and 220 film. Bay III, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type 1Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type 1 $1300- 2600 Serial# starts at 2985501. From 1987- 1994. About 10200 made. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur X 1/500 to 1,B X-Sync shutter. LED Meter readout. Bay III. 120 film only, self timer.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX ’89- 91 EditionRolleiflex 2.8GX ’89- 91 Edition $1400- ? Serial# starts at 4016xxx-? and 5010000- 5017999. From 1989- 1991. There was 1500 made. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens.  Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur MXV 1/500 to 1,B X-Sync shutter. 120 and 220 film. LED Meter readout. Bay III. Alligator leather, Gold plated nameplate.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Expression 94Rolleiflex 2.8GX Experssion 94 $1600- 3600 1994- 95. issuance of the 2.8GX “Expression 94” Edition. Serial 910xxxx. There was made 500. With 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur X 1/500 to 1,B X-Sync shutter. 120 film only. LED Meter readout. Bay III.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Helmut NewtonRolleiflex 2.8GX Helmut Newton $1600- 3600 1994 issuance of the 2.8GX “Helmut Newton” Limited Edition. Grey Model. Serial# 603xxxx. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. LED Meter readout. Bay III.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Jersey EditionRolleiflex 2.8GX Jersey Edition $2100- 5000 1996. Serial# either name of owner or special letters and numbers on top of Rollei Label. There only 100 made. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur X 1/500 to 1,B. LED Meter readout. 120 film only. Bay III.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type II “Expression”Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type 2 Expression $1800- 3600 The GX “Expression” is the update of the GX Type 1, with new focus knob and Copal shutter. There was 1000 made. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. 120 film only. LED Meter readout. Bay III.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type II “75 Years”Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type II “75 Years” $2000- 4600 1995. Brown Lizard print covering and Gold plated nameplate. 900 pieces made. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro- Compur X 1/500 to 1,B, Copal or Seiko shutter. 120 film only. LED Meter readout. Bay III.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX RoyalRolleiflex 2.8GX Royal $2400- 5400 1996- 2000. Royal Blue finish 2.8GX “Royal” Limited Edition. Serial# 10001- 101000. Only 200 pieces made. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Seiko 1/500 to 1, B, X-Sync shutter.  120 film only. Bay III.
Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type II “80 Years”Rolleiflex 2.8GX Type II “80 Years” $2400- 5600 Year 2000 issuance 80th Anniversary of Rollei. 80mm Planar HFT F2.8 lens. Heidosmat 80/2.8 Viewing Lens. Synchro-Compur X 1/500 to 1,B X-Sync shutter. Bay III.
Tele- Rolleiflex Type 1Tele- Rolleiflex Type 1 $900- 1800 Serial# 2300000- 2306419, From 1959- 65. About 6420 made. Sonnar 135mm F4.0 lens. 120 Film only. Accepts plate glass back. Bay III.
Tele- Rolleiflex “Transition” TypeTele- Rolleiflex “Transition” Type $1200- 2600 Serial# 2306420- 2306871. From 1965- 66. About 452 made. Sonnar 135mm F4.0 lens. 120 and 220 Film. Accepts plate glass back. Bay III.
Tele- Rolleiflex Type 2Tele- Rolleiflex Type 2 $1200- 2600 Serial# 2306872- 2308489. From 1966- 75. About 1618 made. Sonnar 135mm F4.0 lens. 120 and 220 Film. Does not accepts plate glass back. Bay III. Sports-finder opening on the W/L finder differs from the Type 1 Tele- Rollei in that it has some empty “space” around the frame to be able to see beyond the lenses taking view, “White Face” version.
Wide- Rolleiflex Type 1Wide-Rolleiflex Type 1 $2400- 6000 Serial# 2490000- 2493501. From 1961- 65. About 3502 made. Distagon 55mm F4.0 lens. 120 film only. Bay IV.
Wide- Rolleiflex Type 2Wide-Rolleiflex $2400- 6000 Serial# 2493502- 2493905. From 1965- 67. About 404 made. Distagon 55mm F4.0 lens. 120 and 220 film. Bay IV.
Rolleiflex 2.8FWRolleiflex 2.8FW $4400- 5800 Latest version, Wide-angle lens, Rolleiflex. 50mm Super Angulon 4.0HFT lens. LED Meter readout. Synchro-X 1/500 to1, B, shutter. Bay IV. 120 film only.
Rolleiflex 2.8FTRolleiflex 2.8FT £3400- 4100 Latest version, Tele-angle lens, Rolleiflex. 135mm Tele Xenar 4.0HFT lens. LED Meter readout. Bay III. 120 film only.
Rolleiflex 2.8FXRolleiflex 2.8FX $2200- 5600 Latest version, Normal Lens. Rolleiflex. 80mm Planar 2.8HFT lens. LED Meter readout. Bay III. 120 film only.

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Buying Rolleiflex And Rollei TLR Camera — 11 Comments

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    Thanks for this excellent article. One other thing is that nearly all digital cameras arrive equipped with a zoom lens that permits more or less of your scene to become included by way of ‘zooming’ in and out. These kinds of changes in target length tend to be reflected from the viewfinder and on significant display screen right at the back of the actual camera.

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      Prime Lenses are totally superior to Zoom Lenses and have a unique quality and sharpness. if you don’t have Prime Lenses and not that bothered about quality of your images, then zoom lenses are okay.

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    I have a Rolleiflex T Type camera grey colour excelent condition for sale.
    Intrested persons can contact by email

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    Hi Great site for information, One question.
    Whats the difference between Rolleiflex and Rolleicord cameras

    Interested to purchase either

    Many tks
    Frank

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      Hello Frank Kenton

      When Rolleiflex had perfected there TLR and really stood out in the world or photography they where very expensive, which spurred Rolleiflex on to make a cheaper version for the general photographer enthusiast and they created the Rolleicord, allot of people will Recommend that you chose the Rolleiflex models but I have come across people that prefer the Rolleicord to many of the earlier Rolleiflex models, as cameras are sometimes a very personal thing and it depend on its condition and price. I can not totally recommend Rolleiflex over Rolleicord even though I should. sorry that I couldn’t be more specific.

      Brian

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    Bonjour,

    I looking for a piece for a Rolleiflex TLR , but i don’t know the name and i never seen one! Rollei sell this piece of glass for corrected the “poor” planeity with 120 film. I read that we just need to place this piece of glass inside the body, and the glass to lean film. Do you know where a can find this piece of glass?

    Thank’s

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      Hello François
      Thank you for your question, I know what you are talking about, it is the piece of glass to keep between the back pressure plate and exposed side of the film inside the camera (Optically Flat Glass Plate), I know they can be bought on eBay or you can get them of specialist Rollei/Rolleiflex shops around the world. I have filmed with a TLR which had one, but personally I don’t think it makes a different with or without one, and all my TLR cameras haven’t got one. Sorry I couldn’t help you more.
      Brian

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    This really helped out. I recently bought a rolleiflex, but the owner did not know the exact model and that he thought it was a 3.5. Now with this site, I was able to check the serial number of my rollei and turns out it is in fact an Automat Type 4

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    I have many different kinds of cameras and makes as I have become a little bit of a hoarder, they all have something unique about them, but the camera I love the most is the Rollei/Rolleiflex :)

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      Do you like it because it is sort of like a miniature view camera or do you like it because of the 6 x 6 format framing? The lens is very good on the camera itself very sharp images. I know I like the challenge I received with working with a Rolliflex it forces you to rethink your composition. Have you used a digital version I just Googled them they seem quite expensive but I wonder if there is a noticeable difference in quality.

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        The Rollei/Rolleiflex’s just have a lovely handling to them, they work really really well and they are very reliable, just beautiful craftsmanship and as you said great lens and creates a very sharp images, maybe it is looking down onto a screen which makes you look at an image slightly differently and I love taking time getting all the elements right, really thinking to compose your desired shot, brings me back to the basics which I sometimes take for granted using Digital, but then Digital has its limits at this moment in time :)

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