Rolleicord IA - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Rolleicord IA

Type 3

1937

Franke & Heidecke

Braunschweig

Germany

Image of Rolleicord IA

Lens:
f4.5, 7.5 cm Zeiss Triotar, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 2380024 (1938).

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/300, B, T. Serial no. 3929996.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
12, 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
To 0.8 m.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through second lens. Full-size ground glass focusing screen without condenser. Without cross hairs on focusing screen. Parallax adjustment. Magnifier in hood. Frame finder in hood for eye-level use.
Automatic stop on film advance after initially setting to 1 in red window, not coupled to shutter.
Depth-of-field scale, exposure table on back. Exposure counter. Removable back.

Serial Number:
757630 .

With:
Cable release by AGC. Case marked Rolleicord.

The IA is an intermediate model between the I and model II. It retains the frame finder hood of the I but has the auto-stop on film advance to be found on the II.

Variations

  • Type 1 - 1936 - Lithographed face place. F&H logo on the hood.
  • Type 2 - 1937 - Without logo.
  • Type 3 - 1937 - Cast name plate, modern look to shutter with chrome finish.

The IA was slightly cheaper at 12.10.0 than the model II.

References & Notes:
BJA 1938, pp. 258, 648. BJA 1939, p. 636. Minit&Cine, 1938, p. 55. Minit&Cine, 1939, p. 138. Pearlman, Rollei Manual, 3rd ed. pp. 22, 33. AP 27/7/1937, pp. vii, 13.

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