Roland - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Roland

1931

Plasmat

Berlin

Germany

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Lens:
f2.7, 70 mm Kleinbild Plasmat, iris diaphragm to f22. Serial no. 1694 .

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/250, B, T. Serial no. 3102480.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
16, 6 x 4.5 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Helical to 1m.

Attributes:
Coupled rangefinder, swing mirror giving one image inside the other.
Film advance by two red windows. Not coupled to shutter.
Depth-of-field and exposure calculator on side of camera.

Serial Number:
S1137 , Also stamped 466 on the body casting.

With:
Lens cap on cord. Ever-ready case.

Early coupled rangefinder camera pre-dating the Leica and Contax. On some models the frame around the finder window is black, on others it is nickel. Prontor or Compur shutters were fitted.

Illustrations:
Auer, History, p.142.

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