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Rollei 16s,0018 Photo F.W. Stutterheim
Photograph of Ferdi‘s black Rollei 16 S camera.
Photo © 2022  F.W. Stutterheim [Rolleiflex 6008i, Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar 4/120 mm PQS HFT]

Rollei 16 and Rollei 16 S

Name
Features
Start at № End at № Number Produced Particulars
Rollei 16 92 700 000 92 700 049 50 03/1963 to 01/1964 Pre-production series.
Rollei 16 Model 1 2 700 000 2 708 500 8 500 03/1963 to 01/1964 Distance scale: m only.
Rollei 16 Model 2 2 710 000 2 711 999 17 500 01/1964 to 04/1966 Distance scale: m only.
Rollei 16 Model 2 2 712 000 2 713 999 01/1964 to 12/1964 Distance scales: m, ft.
Improved take-up springs.
Rollei 16 Model 2 2 714 000 2 727 542 01/1965 to 04/1966 Distance scales: m, ft.
Improved take-up springs
with Teflon cover.
Rollei 16 S Model 3 2 728 000 2 746 9991 19 000 05/1966 to 12/1973 Distance scales: m, ft.
Improved take-up springs with
Teflon cover.
Catch for unlocking the film
chamber moved into the finder.

Common Particulars: ‘Rollei-Werke Franke & Heidecke’, Made in Germany. Subminiature camera with program controlled automatic exposure. Flash exposures with 1/30 s and apertures 2.8 - 22. Long time exposures with B and apertures 2.8 - 22. Carl Zeiss Tessar 2.8/25 mm, bayonet 0 with 4 claws. Front lens focusing from ∞ to 40 cm (16 in). Gossen Selenium lightmeter. Film speeds 12 - 24 DIN (ASA 12 - 200). Apertures 2.8 - 22. Shutter speeds 1/30 - 1/500 s. Single perf(orated) 16 mm ‘Super 16’ film, 18 exposures, frame size 12×17 mm.

Notes

[1]
Highest serial number based on Prochnow, Evans gives 2 747 882 as the highest serial number. Back

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