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Editor Ferdi Stutterheim

Rolleiflex 4x4, Photo F.W. Stutterheim
Photograph of Ferdi‘s Postwar Black 4 by 4 Rolleiflex with its dedicated lens hood. Around 4500 Black cameras were made. The shutter release button is like the Rolleiflex T. The red digits around the shutter are the Exposure Values. Note that the camera has no serial number on the top of the Rolleiflex name shield. Perhaps the original was replaced for a spare shield.
Photo © 2019 F.W. Stutterheim.

Serial Numbers

Pre-War Rolleiflex 4×4

Start at № End at № Number
made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars1
Filter size2
DBL
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
127,000 523,000 6200 1931-1933 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 1
Compur C00 shutter.
Socket for cable release at
the top of the shutter.
BL: ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 3.5/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex 3.5 Original Baby
127,000 523,000 3300 1931-1933 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 1
Compur C00 shutter.
Socket for cable release at
the top of the shutter.
BL: ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 2.8/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex 2.8 Original Baby
127,000 523,000 300 1933-1934 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 2
Compur C00 shutter.
Socket for cable release at
the bottom of the shutter.
Aperture and speed scales
above finder lens.
BL: ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 3.5/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex Black Baby (type 1)
127,000 523,000 1680 1933-1934 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 2
Compur C00 shutter.
Socket for cable release at
the bottom of the shutter.
Aperture and speed scales
above finder lens.
BL: ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 2.8/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex Black Baby (type 2)
127,000 523,000 140 1934-1936 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 3
Compur-Rapid CR00 shutter.
Socket for cable release at
the bottom of the shutter.
Aperture and speed scales
above finder lens.
BL: ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 3.5/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex Black Baby (type 3)
127,000 523,000 3100 1934-1936 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 3
Compur-Rapid CR00 shutter.
Socket for cable release at
the bottom of the shutter.
Aperture and speed scales
above finder lens.
BL: ∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 2.8/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex Black Baby (type 4)
622,000 734,000 2174 1938-1941 Rolleiflex 4x4 model 4
Compur-Rapid CR00 shutter.
Shutter rim covered.
‘Rolleiflex’ in relief.
Socket for cable release at
the bottom of the shutter.
Aperture and speed scales
above finder lens.
VL: ∅ A28.5 mm
TL: Bay I and
∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 2.8/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex Sports Rolleiflex
850,000 max. 500 1941-1944 Kriegsmodell Rolleiflex 4x4
(Wartime Model)
Compur-Rapid CR00 shutter.
Shutter rim covered.
‘Rolleiflex’ in relief.
Socket for cable release at
the bottom of the shutter.
Aperture and speed scales
above finder lens.
VL: ∅ A28.5 mm
TL: Bay I and
∅ A28.5 mm
DBL: 37 mm
Tessar 2.8/6 cm 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex Sports Rolleiflex

Post-War Rolleiflex 4×4

Start at № End at № Number
made
Produced Name according to Prochnow
Particulars
Taking Lens Name acc. to Parker Name acc. to Evans
2,000,001 2,064,999 62250 1957-1963 Rolleiflex 4x4 grau
Grey paint and leather
Xenar 3.5/60 mm Baby 4x4 1957 Grey Rolleiflex Grey Baby
2,064,000 2,069,120 4930 1963-1968 Rolleiflex 4x4 schwarz
Black paint and leather3
Xenar 3.5/60 mm Baby 4x4 1963 Black Rolleiflex Post-war Black Baby

Common Particulars: Bayonet I. Synchro-Compur MXV CR00 shutter. Exposure information table on camera back, from 1957 for 12, 25, 50 and 100 ASA; from 1958 for 12, 50, 200, 400 ASA; from 1960 for 12, 50, 200, 400 ASA.

Notes

[1]
Particulars are described to distinguish between cameras from a single production run or in case of special interest. Back
[2]
BL: Both lenses, VL: Viewfinder lens, TL: Taking lens, : Diameter, A: Push on (Ge: Aufsteckfilter), Bay I: Rolleiflex Bayonet I, DBL: Distance between lenses. Back
[2]
Prochnow writes that grey and black models are identical except for the colour. Black models have improved film transport and shutter mechanism safety interlock according to Evans. Back