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L e n s e s r n a d eb y C a r l Z e i s s ,
O b e r k o c h e n ,W e s t G e r m a n y ,
o r m a d eb y R o l l e i ,
l i c e n s e db y C a r l Z e i s s .
Reg trade mark: Rollei-HFT@

in piasligal

Shooting in a nq,ttshell
F i l ml o a d i n g Pull up knob A until back
c opens. Load the film see
page 8.
P u|| u p r i n g B , t ur n a n d e n -
g a g eA S A o r D I N s p e e d .A l t e r -
nately releasebutton C and
w i n d u p l e v e rD u n t i l c o u n t e r
E s h o w s' 1
Shutterspeed T u r n s p e e dd i a l F a n d s e t ,f o r
selecting i n s t a n c et,o 1 ' t z ss e c o n d .
Subject Sight subject in finder,and
focusing turn ring G until image
a p p e a r ss h a r p i n s p o t H .
Exposure T u r n a p e r t u r er i n g J t o c e n t r e
setting n e e d l eK w h i l e p r e s s i n gd o w n
a p e r t u r ek n o b L .
S h o o t i n g! P r e s s s h u t t e r r e l e a s eM f u l l Y down, then rewind lever for
ne x t p i c t ur e .
What ls where Page
2 Practical hints 25
A-to-Z index 25
and comPonents 4 Selecting the best shutter sPeed
Gamera controls 26
6 Correct exposure measurement
Your new camera 28
film I Ghanging the battery
Loading the 29
I Using the lens hood '29
Setting the film sPeed
hold 10 Using filters
The correct camera 30
10 Using the soft focus attachment
Horizontal shots 31
10 Flash exPosures
Uprightshots 32
11 Close-uPs
Focusing 32
12 Accessories
With infra-red film 32
12 Retro adaPter
DePth of field 33
13 Extension tubes
framing the subject 34
13 Extension bellows
Finder accessories 36
l e n s e s 14 Macro lens adaPter
Ghanging 37
17 MicroscoPe adaPter
The exPosuremeter 38
18 lntermediate adaPter
Measuiingthe exPosure 39
Witn Ptetelected shutter sPeed 18 Winter PhotograPhY
With Preselected aPerture Tropical PhotograPhY
Withoutautomaticspring-loadedaperture 21 Gare of the camera
Releasing 22
The right Rollei filter
Witn caOte release 22
22 Facts and figures 46
With self-timer 48
23 Handling faults and remedies
After the exPosure 50
the film 24 Exposure setting range

A-to Z lndex

Page Page Page

A c c e s s o r i e .s. . . ...... 92 Film transport ....... 9 P r i s m f i n d e r. . . . ..... 1O
ASA-speed 9 Fifter ..... 29,44 R a p i dw i n d i n g l e v e r . . , . . . . . 2 9
Battery ..... . .. 28 Flash light .... . g1 Releasing ..... 22
C a b l er e l e a s e ....,... 22 Finder accessories ... 19 R e s p o n s et i m e . ..,... 27
C a m e r ac a r e . ........ 41 F o c u s i n gs c r e e n ..... 11 R e t r oa d a p t e r. . . ..,.. 92
C a m e r ah o l d . ........ 10 Framing ....... 19
C a m e r as h a k e Retromounting .. . .. . gg
.... 19. 25 F u l l - f i e l dm e a s u r e m e n t . . . . . 1 7
Garryingstrap Rewinding ..... 24
.... Z, f e G r e yc a r d ..,... 2l
Cleaning R i g h t - a n g l ef i n d e r ... . 10
....., 40 H a n d l i n gf a u l t s .... . . 4g R o l l e i - S e r v i c e/ G e r m a n y . . . 4 1
: Cfose-ups ...... 92 l n f r a - r e df i l m . .... 12,44 Rollei-Service / International 42
C l o s e - u pr e a d i n g .... . 26 Instantreturn mirror .... 1S,+t
C o m p o n e n t s. . . . S e f ft i m e r ....,. 22
4 f n t e r c h a n g e a b l el e n s . . . . 1 4 : ,4 7 Sharpness
Controls ,...... 4 ..... 11
L e n sc a p .... Z, tS S h u t t e rs p e e d
C o r r e c t i n gl e n s ...... 19 ........ 25
Lenscase . . .... . . . 1 6 .4 7
D e l a yt i m e ..... 22
Slide copier . ... .... . gs
Lens hood . 29: 99 S n a p s h o ts e t t i n g
D e p t ho f f i e l d ........ 12 .... . 26
Lens of other make ... Sg S o f t f o c u s a t t a c h m e n t. . . . . . . g O
Depthof field indicator..... 12 Loading
D|N-speed ....... I S t o p - d o w nk e y . . ..... 18
9 Longtime exposure . ,...,.. 22 Storage
Ever ready case . ....,,. 41
z M a c r o t e n sa d a o t e r . . . . . . . . 9 6 Straylight entry .
Exposure ...... 1g ..... 48
Measuring range 17, 46 Substitutereading
Exposure counter g .... 2T
Meterneedle ..... 19,20 S y n c f i r o n i s i n go u f l e t . . . . . . . . g 1
E x p o s u r em e t e r . . . . . ; . . . . . . 1 l M i c r o p r i s ms p o t . ... .. 11
Exposure setting range .. .. . SO M i c r o s c o p ea d a p t e r . . . . . . . . 9 7 J g o O i c a lp h o t o g r a p h y. . . . . . . 4 0
E x r e n s t o nb e l l o w s t t L measurement
.. . . 34 Movementblur . .. 19, 25 Ultra-violet filter .
E x t e n s i o nt u b e s . ..... 93 . 99, 44
Neutral density filter . ... 27, 44 Underexposure
E x t e r n a lg l a r e ....... 1g ...... 4g
Partial exposure ... . . 4g Unloading
E y e p r e c ec u p . . ...... 19 ..... 24
Practicah f ints . ......25
Factsand figures .... 46
Vignetting .. gO,33
P r e s e l e c t e da p e r t u r e . . . . . . . 2 0 W i n t e rp h o t o g r a p h y. . . . . . . . 9 9
Film speed 9 P r e s e l e c t e de x p o s u r e t i m e . . 1 g Working aperture ... . 1Z
12 42 35








2 4325 40 13

18 23






Gamera controls and components
1 Serial number of camera 23 Lens bayonet
2 Camera bayonet 24 Red dot on camera bayonet
3 Serial number of lens 25 Instant return mirror
4 Eyelet for carrying strap 26 Camera body
5 Camera back 27 Shutter speed dial
6 Rewind knob 28 Shutter speed index
7 Exposure counter 29 Changeover switch for automatic (A)
I Rapid winding lever for or manual (M) aperture setting
film transport and shutter tensioning 30 Coupling pin for aperture automation
I Film speed setting rim 31 Cable release socket
1 0 ASA/DIN index 32 Self-timer tensioning lever
1 1 Stop-down key for exposure measurement 33 Self-timer start button
1 2 Release button 34 Rewind crank
1 3 Lens 35 Rewind release
1 4 Focusing ring with 36 Gover of battery compartment
distance scale in feet and metres 37 Tripod bush
1 5 Aperture ring 38 Blanking screw for accessory shoe
1 6 Finder eyepiece 39 Locating pin for accessory shoe
1 7 Aperture and distance index 40 X-synchronisingoutlet for electronic flash
1 8 Infra-ied index 41 FP-synchronisingoutlet for flash bulbs
1 9 Depth of field indicator 42 3-point camera support
20 Mounting groove for finder accessories 43 Coupling link for aperture automation
21 Locking button of bayonet mount 44 Screw thread
22 Red dot on lens bayonet for filter and lens hood
Your new camera

is an optical and mechanical precision instru-

ment which has gone through numerous mate-
rial and operational tests in production and is
now at your service for all your photographic
work. With correct operation and care it will
remain a reliable companion for many years
to come.

We hope you will have much pleasure and

success with Your Rollei.

Rollel Werke
Franke & Heided<e

A .;uarantee card
is enclosed with the camera and sLrould be
filled in and sent back as soon as possible
after purchase.

Serlal numbers 'l

of camera body and lenses (see No- and 3/
page 4) should be noted and filed in a safe
place. Quoting these numbers may help reco
K 31.4
very or proof of ownership in case of loss'

he ever-ready case
o remove the camera: Snap open the rear
ress button, fold open the front 45 of the case.
elease the lugs 46 at both sides.
hread the carrylng strap as shown, with the
eam inside, through the loops of the non-slip
ad 47 and then through the eyelets 4. Secure
re ends at the required length.
rserting the camera: Proceed in the reverse
rder, leading the lugs 46 behind the eyelets 4
nd close. The front 45 is fully removable;
:lease with the sliding button. The ever-ready
ase is designedto permit rapid film changing
nd therefore has no triPod bush.
he lens cap

lr the intercnangeablelenses and the blanking
ap for the camera body (the latter available
s an accessory)protect the equipment against
ust and dampness.
rsertion and removal of the blanking cap in
re camera body: See page 14 ' Changing

rsertlng a battery
'roceed as described on page 28 - Ghanging
re battery.
I 7

E. 't
Loadlng the film

The camera takes all 35 mm miniature films

in standardcartridgesof 12,20 or 36 exposures
availablethroughoutthe world, as well as day-
light spools, darkroom reloads and bulk film
loaded in such cartridges. Load the film into
the camera at least in the shade of your own
body; avoid brilliant sunlight and dusty loca-
Open the camera back 5 by pulling up the
rewind knob 6 and fold open. Briefly press in
the rewind release35.

Fully pull out the rewind knob 6 and insert the

film cartridge.Turn the rewind knob until it can
be pushedin again.
Pull out the film leader from the cartridge and
fully push it into the outer slot 48. Turn the
milled wheel 49 in the direction of the white
arrows to get both film perforations properly
mesheci. Close the camera back and let it
Alternatelyreleaseand tension as shown until
the exposure counter 7 shows . 1 '
Checkingthe correct film advance:The rewind
knob 6 should rotate during tensioning (with
2O-exposure or 12-exposurecartridgesor short
bulk lengths it may only start turning after
several exposures).

Settlng the fllm speed

Move the winding lever 8 into its starting posi-

tion as shown (this facilitates handling for in-
stance when wearing ghcves).Pull up the rim 9 k
and turn until the speed figure of the film
loaded in the camera engages opposite the
index mark 10 (the dots indicate intermediate

speed values).
The setting range covers trom 12 to 6400 ASA
(12 to 39 DIN) as shown in the table below:
19 320
20 400
21 500
25 15 125 22 640 29 3200 36
32 16 160 23 800 30 4000 37
40 17 200 24 1000 31 5000 38
50 18 250 25 1250 32 6400 39

... e
The correct camera hold

f o l l o w s a l m o s t a u t o m a t i c a l l yf r o m t h e h a n
shape and functionallayout of the contro

For horizontal shots

h o l d t h e c a m e r ai n t h e r i g h th a ; r dw i t h t h e i n d
f i n g e r o n t h e s t o p - d o w nk e y 1 1 a n d t h e r e l e a
b u t t o n1 2 .T h e l e f t h a n d h o l d s t h e l e n s 1 3 a r
o p e r a t e st h e f o c u s i n gm o u n t 1 4 a s w e l l a s t t
a p e r t u r er i n g 1 5 .
P r e s s t h e e y e c l o s e l y a g a i n s tt h e f i n d e r e y
p i e c e 1 6 , s u p p o r t i n gt h e c a m e r a a g a i n s t t l
fo r e h e a d .
K 31-14

For upright shots

hold the camerain the same way, but turn
**r*ffi w,*, t h r o u gh 9 0 o .
T h i s h o l d p e r m i t s r a p i d s w i t c h i n gf r o m h o
z o n t a lt o u p r i g h ts h o t s ,a l t h o u g ho t h e r c a m e
holdscan also be used if preferred.

Sight the subject so that the main object
a p p e a r sw i t h i n t h e m i c r o p r i s ms p o t 5 0 o r t h e
s c r e e nr i n g 5 1 o r t h e f o c u s i n gs c r e e n5 2 . T u r n
t h e f o c u s i n gm o u n t 1 4 u n t i lt h e i m a g ea p p e a r s
f u l l y s h a r p w i t h o u ta n y b l u r o r " s h i m m e r i n g "
e ff e c t .
D e p e n d i n go n t h e s u b j e c tc o n d i t i o n su, s e t h e
a b o v es c r e e na r e a s a s f o l l o w s :
T h e m i c r o p r i s ms p o t y i e l d s a b r u p t d e f i n i t i o n
c h a n g ef r o m u n s h a r pt o s h a r p . U s e f o r q u i c k
f o c u s i n ge . g . s p o r t s ,a c t i o n a n d f e a t u r ep h o t o -
T h e s c r e e n r i n g s u r r o u n d i n gt h e m i c r o p r i s m
spot is evenly bright and finely matted.Use
f o r c e n t r a lf o c u s i n gi n p l a c eo f t h e m i c r o p r i s m
s p o t ,e . g . a t s m a l la p e r t u r e sa n d / o r w i t h c l o s e -
u p , m a c r o a n d p h o t o m i c r os u b j e c t s .
The focusing screen has an extremelyfine
F r e s n e l l e n s s t r u c t ur e f o r e v e n i l l u m i n a t i o n
f r o m t h e c e n t r e t o t h e e d g e s .U s e f o r g e n e r a l
f o c u s i n go f m a i n s u b j e c t p o i n t s o u t s i d e t h e
c e n t r e ,a l s o a t s m a l l a p e r t ur e s - e . g . i n c l o s e -
u p s , m a c r o p h o t o g r a p hayn d p h o t o m i c r o g r a p h y
a n d f o r c o p y i n g w h e r e t h e s h a r p n e s sn e e d s
c h e c k i n gr i g h tt o t h e e d g e so f t h e f i e l d .
With infra-red film
(of maximum sensitivity at a wavelength of
800 nm) first focus as described above. Then
read the distance opposite the index 17, mount
-18 the infra-redfilter and reset the distance read
d against the infra-red index 18.

Depth of field
;a Direct assessment: Fully depress the stop-
down key 11, thus closing the aperture to the
preset value. The expected depth of field in
{ the image can then be judged directly on the
focusing screen 52 (suitable only for bright
K 31-20
$ lighting and with not too small apertures).
From the depth of fleld indicator: Here the
aperture marks corresponding to the preset
lens aperture on the scale 19, to each side of
the index mark 17, point to the depht of field
zone on the focusing ring 14 (circle of confu-
sion z : 50 microns or 0.002inch; further stop-
ping down is necessaryfor utmost sharpness).
E x a m p l e :5 0 m m P l a n a r t / 1 . 8 , s t o p p e d d o w n
to f/16 and focused to 10 feet: depth of field
f rom approx. 51/zfeet to m.
From tables: A depth of field table is available
separately,with exact values for all lenses.
Framlng the subfect

The prism finder shows a bright, laterallycor-

rect and parallax-freeimage with optimum con- 54

formity to the view recorded on the film.
lf the required subject field or the aspired
perspectiveview cannot be covered with the
lens attached by changing the shooting direc-
tion or viewpoint, use interchangeablelenses
(see page 14 - Changing lenses).

Finder accessories
The mountinggroove 20 on the finder eyepiece
16 takes an eyepiece cup 53 to screen off ex-
ternal glare.
Spectaclewearersmay use a correctinglens 54
made up by any optician (outside diameter of
t h e l e n s 2 6 m m ) . I n s e r tt h e l e n s d i r e c t l yi n t h e
i n s i d e m o u n t o f t h e c u p 5 3 b y p u s h i n gi n u n t i l
i t e n g a g e s .R e m o v eb y p u s h i n g o u t i n t h e o p -
posite direction.
T h e g r o o v e2 0 w i l l a l s o t a k e a r i g h t a n g l ef i n d e r
which is used for low-levelshots (worm's eye
views),for shooting round the corner and when
using the camera on a microscope etc.

22 Ghanglng lenses

Push in the locking button 21. Releasethe lens
from the camera bayonet 2 by turning to the
Attach the interchangeablelens so that the red
dot 22 on the lens bayonet lines up with the
red dot 24 on the camera bayonet, then turn
to the right until the lens locks.

For rapid one-handedlens changing press the
button 21 with the right index finger while the
right hand at the same time turns the lens to
the left. When inserting,the red dol22 is cor-
rectly located when the changeoverswitch 29
is level with the self-timerlever 32.

Always change lensesin the shade of your own

body; avoid brilliant sunlight and dusty con-

Never touch the instant return mirror 25. When
no lens is mounted in the camera body 26
close it with the blanking cap 56, availableas
an accessory(fit and remove this like an inter-
Protectthe front and rear lens of interchange-
able lenses,when not on the camera, with the
caps 57 and 58.

Intercfiangeable lenses
with distance scales in feet and metres,quick-
changebayonetmount,depth of field indicator,
infra-red index, automatic spring-loadedaper-
ture control, filter thread, and click stop aper-
tures with half stop intervals:
Carl Zeiss
25 mm Distagon 't/2.8 - ultra-wideangle
35 mm Distagon t/2.8 - normal wide-
50mm Planar f / 1 . 8 - standard
85 mm Sonnar t/2.8 - m e d i u ml o n g
135mm Tele-Tessar f/4 telephoto ' 58
200 mm Tele-Tessarf/4 telephoto

further details see page 47. K 31-16
The lens case 59 protects the lens againstdust
and moisture.Removethe internal lid 60 when
the lens is insertedwith the front and rear caps
in position.

The same lens case takes the 35, 50 or 85 mm


Lens cases with extra lenses can also be fitted

on the camera carrying strap. A second strap
may carry further lens cases 59 with inter-
changeablelenses or accessories.


The exposure meter
The full-field exposure measurement method
at the working aperture has been designed by

practical photographers for practical photo-

graphy. In the large majority of cases this well
planned system directly yields the optimum
reading. lt works reliably even in difficult spe-
cial cases if a few simple rules are followed.
The exposure meter is a precision instrument
of lrighsensitivitywith a speciallyextendedmea-
s u r i n g r a n g e ( 1 s e c o n d a t f / 1 . 8 t o r / r o osoe c o n d
a t f / 1 6 w i t h 1 0 0A S A o r 2 1 D I N f i l m ) . l t a s s e s s e s
the average brightness of the subject field
covered and uses two cadmium sulphide
c e l l s t o m e a s u r et h e l i g h t c o m i n g t h r o u g h t h e
l e n s . T h i s " T T L m e a s u r e m e n t "a u t o m a t i c a l l y
a l l o w s f o r a l l b r i g h t n e s sv a r i a t i o n sd u e t o f i l -
ters, extensiontubes, extensionbellows,effec-
tive lens aperture changes etc. Moreover,the
Rollei measuring system accordingly weights
the importantimage centre more than the edge
of the field. The illustration shows the shape
and position of the central area whose bright-
ness contributesabout 90 per cent of the rea-
17 -i
Measuring the exposure /

With preselected shutter speed

Turn the shutter speed dial 27 in either direc-
tion until the required shutter speed engages
opposite the index 28. This can be done with.
the shutter tensioned or not tensioned.
The figures on the shutter speed dial indicate
fractions of a second. No intermediatevalues
can be used.
The B setting (for time exposuresof any length)
cannot be preselectedfor exposure measure-
q Set the changeoverswitch 29 to "A" (automatic
spring-loaded aperture). Sight the subject
iq through the finder eyepiece16 and depressthe
stop-down key 11: this switches on the meter
system.Turn the aperture ring 15 to centre the
meter needle 61. The aperture ring engages
at half stop intervalsdown to the smalleststop
but one; however, intermediate settings can
also be used.
When the meter needle is centred in the cut-
out, the correct aperture is set for the prese-
lected shutter speed. Then release the stop-
down key: this switches off the meter system
and the meter needle returns into its rest posi-
tion pointing obliquely upwards.
lf the meter needle does not react or cannot
be centred, preselect a different exposure
time: lf the needle stops too high up, use a
shortertime; if the needle is too low down, use
a longer time, as given in the table on page 50.
Applications: Exposures requiring fast shutter
speeds to arrest rapid movement (action and
sports shots, street scenes, children, animals
etc.) or to avoid camera shake (when shooting
from a car, train, ship or aircraft, when moun-
lmportant:The large measuring range permits
s h o t s u n d e r v i r t u a l l ya l l l i g h t c o n d i t i o n s .T h e
usable setting range and appropriatetime for
preselectionare shown in the table on page 50.


k 19
With preselected aperture
Set the changeoverswitch 29 to "A". Turn the
aperture ring 15 to the selected value. Sight
the subject and fully depress the stop-down
k e y 1 1 . G e n t r et h e m e t e r n e e d l e 6 1 b y t u r n i n g
the shutter speed dial 27. Always let the shutter
s p e e d d i a l e n g a g ef u l l y ; n o i n t e r m e d i a t e
can be used. lf this procedurebrings the B set-
ting into play, see pages 27 and 50.
When the meter needle is centred in the cut-
out, the correct shutter speed is set for the
preselected aperture. Then release the stop-
down key.
lf the meter needle cannot be centred, prese-
lect a differentaperture:
lf the meter needle stops above the central
position, use a smaller aperture; if it stops
below, preselect a larger aperture.

Appllcatlons: Subjects requiring a specified

depth of field as determinedfrom the indicator
19 or the depth of field table (architecture,indu-
strial shots, macrophotography etc. mostly re-
q u i r i n g m a x i m u m d e p t h o f f i e l d ; f a s h i o n ,p o r -
trait and advertisingshots often requiring mini-
mum depth of field for differential focusing).
lmportant: lf turning the shutter speed dial 27
fails to centre the meter needle, a subsequent
"fine adjustment"with the aperture ring 15 will
do the rest.

Without automatic spring-loaded aperture

Move the changeoverswitch 29 to "M" (manual
setting). Fully depress the stop-down key 11.
Centrethe meter needle 61 by turning the aper-
ture ring 15 and/or the shutter speed dial 27.
When the needle is centred in the cut-out, the
aperture and exposure time are correctly set.

Appllcations: Subjects requiring direct depth

of field control without pressingthe stop-down
key; also shots with

the lens .in its retro position (see page 32) or

with lenses of other makes in the intermediate
adapter (see page 38).


Hold the camera steady. Smoothly and fully

depress the release button 12.

With cable retease

For slower shutter speeds - exposure times
longer than 1/ro second - screw the cable
release into the socket 31 and mount the
camera on a tripod (with a thread of up to 0.18
i n c h / 4 . 5m m l e n g t h ) .F o r l o n g t i m e e x p o s u r e s
use a cable release with lock, also cover the
finder eyepieceto screen off stray light.

With self-timer
Tension the lever 32 as far as it will go. The
delay time is about 12 seconds after pressing
the start button 33.
The shutter and self-timer can be tensioned
and released independently of each other.
Hence the release button 12 can be used for
direct exposures even when the self-timer is
tensioned, while the selftimer can run down
when the shutter is not tensioned.
The self-timer is also useful for avoiding
camera shake with hand-held shots of static
subjects at exposure times of 1/n second or
After the exposure

S m o o t h l ya n d f u l l y ( ! ) p u l l o u t t h e r a p i dw i n d i n g
lever 8 and let it swing back into its starting
This advancesthe film by one frame, retensions
the shutter and gets the camera ready for the
next shot. With rapid picture sequences the
camera may remain againstthe eye in shooting
The rapid winding lever can be worked in a
single stroke or in several(usuallytwo) strokes;
on letting it go it returnsto its starting position.
When not in use, fold it back against the
camera body.
The exposure counter 7 shows the number of
eposures made on the film. The twentieth and
thirty-sixthexposure (for 20-exposureand 36-
exposure cartridges) are marked in red; the
second and all subsequent odd numbers are
marked by dots. After the thirty-eighth ex-
posure (also marked in red) the exposure
counter stops counting. Furtherexposuresmay
howeverstill be made if the film is long enough.
The exposure counter 7 springs back to zero
o n p u l l i n gu p t h e r e w i n d k n o b 6 .
Unloadlng the fllm

After the last exposure: swing out the rewind

crank 34, briefly press in the rewind release35
and turn the crank 34 in the direction of the
arrow until the resistance of the film tension
suddenly slacks off (during the next film trans-
port movement the rewind release 35 springs
out again).
Fold in the crank 34 and pull up the rewind
knob 6. The camera back 5 springs open; swing
it fully open. Fully pull up the rewind knob 6
and removethe film cartridge.

Unload the film at least in the shadow of your

own body; avoid brilliant sun and dusty con-
Exposed films (especiallycolour films) should
be processed as soon as possible, as they
only keep for a limited time.

Practlcal hlnts
Selecting the best shutter speed
l m a g es h a r p n e s sd e p e n d s ,a m o n g o t h e rt h i n g s ,

on the use of a sufficientlyfast shutter speed.
Therefore t r/r'oosec.ft
With hand-held exposures: Use fast speeds to
avoid camera shake. The longest usable time
is r/ro second; 1/n and t,/rzsS€cond are safer
and more reliable.With long focus lenses and
a not very steady camera hold use 1ltzs or, 3
better still, r/zsosecond.
$o-'., W-

Wlth moving subjects: Use short exposure

times to avoid movement blur. As a general
guide: Starting and landing aircraft at close ^h
range, motor races
sports, tennis - 1/rooo
to 1"/soo
socond. Winter
second. Horse F
lH+ ,,
ns ..ry+"-,

t races, cross country runners - llsoosecond.

Running children and cyclists - r/zsoto 1lrzs
I second. Walking figures, standing people -
: llrzsto r/eosecond.
f"& 1t2so-1/125sec
In general: Movement at close range and
across the viewing direction needs faster
shutterspeeds, movementfrom greater distan- G ^! r2
s.{ffi ffi ,ffi *, #

ces and approaching or receding from the
ll camera can be taken with longer exposure r! n,
II times. E t!
t . X I L 11125-1l6Osec
The snapshot setting for quick or unprepared Correct exposure measurement .:
shots which do not permit direct focusing
The exposuremeter measuresthe mean bright-
t h r o u g ht h e f i n d e r :
ness of the subject field covered. lt directly
Find a suitablesetting of distanceand aperture
yields the correct exposure settingsfor
for an adequate sharp zone from the deptli
of field indicator19 or depth of field table, Normal subjects: Lighting from the front or
and set these values on the camera. This re- o b l i q u e l yf r o m t h e s i d e , w i t h o u t b r i l l i a n th i g h -
quires good subject lightingor a high-speed lights or heavy shadows. Balanced light and
film to allow sufficientlyshort exposure times dark areas.
to arrest subject movement.
Special subjects: Appreciable brightness con-
trast between the main subject and lts sur-
roundings - shots against the light, figures
i n b r i l l i a n ts u n a g a i n s t s n o w o r i c e , M e d i t e r -
ranean seaside subjects etc., main subject
constituting only a small part of the field of
view (e. g. figures not filling the frame against
large sky areas).
A readingfrom the camera positionwould here
yield a wrong exposure setting. This can be
compensated by a
Close-up reading: Approach the subject with
the camera until the main subjectfills the finder
view. Set the exposure, then return to the
original viewpointfor the shot itself.
lf close-up readings are not possible, use a

Substitute reading: Take a reading from an Extremecases: The noticeableincreasedinter-
,* objectsimilarto the main subject (if necessary, val between the 1,/rooo S€cond and B on the
the back of your own hand), of normal brigth- shutter speed dial 27 signals the limit of the
n e s sr a n g e a n d u n d e r t h e s a m e l i g h t i n gc o n d i - setting range.
tions (a grey card availablefrom photo dealers
can be used for this purpose). Read the ex- When approaching this interval by passing
r/rooos€cord (extreme brightness and high-
posure, then take the picture with the setting
obtained. s p e e df i l m ) : i g n o r et h e m e t e r n e e d l em o v e m e n t
or central position. Return the shutter speed
lf neither close-up nor substitute readings are dial to 1,/rooo second and use a neutral density
possible,take a normal reading and open the filter and/or an exchangeablelens which stops
lens by half to one stop, depending on the down further. lf necessary,load with a slower
brightnessrange of the subject. film.
In very poor light together with very small lens lf this interval is approachedby passing the B
aperturesdo not take the reading too quickly setting (very poor light and slow film): set the
as the response time of the system becomes shutterspeed dial back to 1 second. Depending
somewhat longer. on the subject conditions, select one of the
Shutter speed preselection: Select a time ac- following alternatives:Use a faster lens (if not
cording to the film speed to permit centering already on the camera); load with a faster film
the meter needle in the cut-out. Find further or plan for forced development;use flash if the
detailsin the table on page 50. subject permits it.

Films: Select the film according to the subject

and avoid unsuitable combinationse. g. ultra-
speed film for snow or seaside subjects in full

Changing the battery

fl Unscrew the cover 36 anti-clockwise with a

coin. Remove the spent battery.
Wipe the new batteryon both sides with a cloth
to remove any oxide deposit. Place the battery
62 with the * sign on top (see also diagram
in the battery compartment) into the battery
compartment 63 holding it by the edge only,
do not touch the front or back. Screw in the
cover 36 moderately tightly. Suitable battery
types: Mallory PX 625 or Toshiba HS-D, or
equivalent batteries of other makes. 6:/:r* dl

Thebatterylastsone* ffd Jt"*",
@ 62 a yearly battery change is recommended.
During extended idle periods keep the battery
outside the camera. Always remove a spent
battery.After prolonged idle periods clean the

battery as described above.
36 In very cold weather first warm up the battery
to body temperature and insert it immediately
before use.
Find further details in batterypackingor leaflet.

Using the lens hood
Use the lens hood whenever possible; it pro-
tects the lens against glare, splashesof water
m g
ffi gW,
and drops of rain. lt also improvesthe contrast
a n d d e f i n i t i o no f t h e p i c t u r e .

I T h e f o l l o w i n gl e n s h o o d s a r e a v a i l a b l ef o r t h e
different lenses:
Rectangularlens hood 64 for the 25 mm lens,
Folding lens hood 65 for the 35 to S0 mm (with

a slightly reduced efficiency up to 13S mm) ffi 67
Screw-in lens hood 66 for the 85 to 13Smm e
ffi 1 *',n built-inlens hood.)The tightreachingthe
Extendibtelens hood 67 'for the 200 mm lens. meter system in the camera is already filtered,
T h e r e c t a n g u l a rl e n s h o o d m u s t b e m o u n t e d so no exposure correctionsare necessary.
with its line mark opposite the index 17.
F i l t e r sm o d i f yt h e l i g h t r e a c h i n gt h e f i l m i n t h e
Using filters f o l l o w i n gw a y s :
All Rollei filters are ground plane-parallel, They selectively pass light of certain wave-
coated on both sides and free from vignetting lengths (yellow, green, orange, red, infra-red,
(see, however, remarks on page 30). ultra-violet,and R 1.5 conversion filter) - or
Screw the filter moderatelytightly into the lens
mount. A filter can be used together with a
lens hood or severalfilters can be used at the
ffi t h e y e v e n l y h o l d b a c k a l l w a v e l e n g t h s( n e u t r a l
density filter) - or they pass only light vibrat-
i n g i n o n e p l a n e ( p o l a r i s i n gf i l t e r ) .
same time; see also page 30. (An exception For further details see the filter table on
i s t h e p o l a r i s i n gf i l t e r f o r t h e 2 5 m m D i s t a g o n page 44.
Using the soft focus attachments and with the lens hood. ln this case attach the
items on the lens in the sequence: Softar -
These slightly reduce definition with soft out-
l i n e s a n d h a z y l u m i n o u sh i g h l i g h t si n s t e a d o f
t h e u s u a l p i n s h a r pR o l l e i r e n d e r i n g A
. c c o r d i n g ;i
filter - lens hood.

to the degree of softening required the follow- .d F The following combinations of soft focus at-
i n g a l t e r n a t i v e sa r e a v a i l a b l e : tachments,filters and lens hoods may be used
without risk of vignetting (fading the image
Softar | (slight softening)
for very contrasty and brilliant subjects, espe-
c i a l l y w h e n s h o o t i n ga g a i n s tt h e l i g h t ; p h o t o - 25 or 35 mm lens - up to one Softar qr one
graphs of jewellery,textiles,silverwareetc. filter with lens hood;

Softarll (more pronounced softening) 50 or 85 mm lens - up to two Softars or two

for low-contrast subjects and soft lighting, filters with lens hood, or one Softar and one
especiallyportraits,scenes with certain atmo- filterwith lens hood;
sphere, against-the-lightshots of water and 135 mm lens - up to two Softars and one filter
river scenes etc. with lens hood, or one Softar and two filters
with lens hood.
Soltar | + ll (maximumeffect)
for enhanced softness and artistic photo-

The Softarsfit the lensesfrom 25 to 135 mm in

focal length and screw into the lens mount.
S t o p p i n gd o w n d o e s n o t c h a n g et h e i r s o f t e n i n g
effect. They can be used together with filters
Flash exposures
Mountthe camera with the r/r inch tripod bush
37 on a flash bracket or fit the flash gun in the
* accessoryshoe. This accessory shoe is avail-
able separately.Ask your phc-rto dealer to fit it,
o r m o u n ta s f o l l o w s :

Unscrewthe blanking screw 38, press the ac-
cessory shoe 69 as shown onto the locating
pins39 and screw in positionwith the screw 38.
Connectthe synchronisinglead from the flash
u n i t t o t h e o u t l e t 4 0 o r 4 1 d e p e n d i n go n t h e
type of flash. The capping plugs 70 protect the
outlet not in use against dust and moisture
69 38
a n d p r e v e n tf a u l t y p l u g g i n g i n , a s l o n g a s t h e
sameflash units or flash bulbs are used.
X outlet: For electronic flash and short-delay
flash bulbs of short flash duration such as
AG3 B, XM 1 B and5 B, PF5 B etc.permissible
shutter speeds with X-synchronisation:i/eo to
1 second and B for electronic flash: t/ro to 1
s e c o n da n d B f o r f l a s h b u l b s .
FP outlel: For long-delay flash bulbs of long
d u r a t i o n ,s u c h a s X M 6 B , P F 6 B , p F 4 5 B ,
P F 1 0 0 ,G E 3 1 e t c .
t Permissibleshutter speeds with FP-synchroni-
sationr1/'rooo to 1 second and B.
lmportant: With FP-synchronisationthe full
l i g h t o u t p u t o f t h e f l a s h i s o n l y u t i l i s e di f t h e
3. Always use a rigid tripod with ball head,
c a b l e r e l e a s e ,b r i g h t l i g h t i n g o r f l a s h a n d
s h u t t e rs p e e d i s t h e s a m e a s , o r l o n g e r t h a n , contrasty illuminationfor the subject.
t h e f l a s h d u r a t i o n .T h e f l a s h i n t e n s i t yc a n n o t The purpose of close-up photography is to
be measured with the exposure meter of the .i show small objects on as large a scale and
camera (but can be with a separate flash ex- f i l l i n g t h e f r a m e a s f u l l y a s p o s s i b l e .T h i s i s
posure meter). The lens aperture controls the achieved by suitable selection of lenses with
exposure. appropriate focal length, and of accessories.
N o t et h e i n s t r u c t i o nm a n u a l( a n d e s p e c i a l l yt h e The separate depth of field table indicates all
g u i d e n u m b e r )o f t h e f l a s h u n i t o r f l a s h b u l b . necessarydetails for the individual lenses.

Glose-ups Accessories
extend the scope of photography into a new Retro adapter
world of miniaturesubjects.They need certain for interchangeable Rollei lenses with focal
accessories and a somewhat different ap- lengths of 25 to 50 mm, and for lenses of other
proach to photography; TTL exposure mea- makes with a 49 mm screw thread in the front
s u r e m e n th o w e v e r i n t h i s c a s e a g a i n e n s u r e s filter mount. Focal lengths greater than 50 mm
correct exposure settings. require extension tubes or the extension
G e n e r a lr u l e s : bellows.
1 . U s e t h e d e p t h o f f i e l d i n d i c a t o ro n t h e l e n s Purpose:Theretro-mountedlens (with the front
only when it is directlyfitted into the camera lens facing the camera) yields better optical
bayonet. performanceat scales of reproductiongreater
2. Focus with the lens aperture fully open. than 1 : 1.
Adjust the camera-subjectdistance until the
subject appears sharply in the finder. Then Use: Fit the adapter 70 into the camera bayo-
adjust the focusing ring 14 for final fo- net (or the bayonet of the extension tube or
cusing,unlessthe lens is mounted in the extension bellows) and lock by turning to the
retro position (see there). right.
Screw the lens 13, with the front lens facing
the camera, into the adapter 20.
lf required, fit a Rollei filter Z1 between the
adapter 70 and the lens 13.
Fully open the aperture and set the focusing
mount 14 to the shortest distance.This makes
the lens tube act as a lens hood. -13
Exposure measurement: Set the changeover
switch 29 to "M", then proceed in the usual
The automatic spring-loaded aperture is out of
action. The lens cannot be focused by turning
t h e f o c u s i n gm o u n t1 4 .

Exlension tubes
are available as a complete set in lengths of
7.8- 15 - 30 - 50 mm for interchangeableRollei
lenses (see separate table).

ill ilH
Purpose:They permit higher scales of repro-
ductionand shortersubject distances.
Use: Mount the extension tube 72 with its red
dot oppositethe red dot on the camera bayonet
and secure by turning clockwise.Fit the lens 13
in the usualway in the bayonetof the extension
Extensiontubes can be combined in any desi-
red way, but longer overall extensions may
lead to some vignetting.Use smaller apertures 72 29 13
(especially with the wide-angle lenses), the Focusing: Slack off the locking knob 74 and
larger the scale of reProduction. turn the focusing knob 75. Fine focus with the
f o c u s i n gm o u n t 1 4 .
Exposure measurement: Set the changeover
switch29 to "A", then proceed in the usual way. Selectingthe field of view: Slack off the locking
The automaticspring-loadedaperture remains knob 76-andturn the drive knob 77. Refocus if
in operation.The retro adapter 70 can be used necessary.The uncoveredfigures on the scale
in addition (and should be used with scales of facing the drive knobs show the extension in
r e p r o d u c t i o nb e y o n d 1 : 1 ) ; i n t h i s c a s e t h e millimetres. Finally tighten the locking knobs
automatic spring-loadedaperture is out of ac- 74 and 76. A right-anglef inder 55 permits more
tion. convenient view-finding.

Extension bellows Exposure measurement: Set the changeover

for interchangeableRollei lenses (see separate switch 29 to "A". Pull down the tensioning
table). lever 78 and release. Fully depress the stop-
down key 11. Measure in the usual way after
Purpose: Permits continous adjustment of the preselectingthe shutter speed or aperture ac-
scale of reproduction and subject distance, bording to ihe subject. (Aperture preselection
more convenient focusing and automatic
is usuilly preferable in view of the relatively
spring-loadedaperture operation. limited depth of field with close-ups')
Use: Mount the extension bellows 73 with the
red dot lined up with the red dot of the camera Before the exposure: Tension the lever 78
bayonetand secureby turningclockwise.Mount once more to permit observationof the subject
the lens 13 in the usual way in the bayonet of at full aperture up to the moment of releasing'
the extension bellows. Mount the assembly
on a tripod or - for hand-held shots - on a The retro adapter 70 can be used in addition
hand grip. (Base plate with 1/+" and 3/a"tripod (and should bb used with scales of reproduc-
bush; hand grips of various makes available tion above 1 : 1); the automatic aperture coup-
as accessoriesfrom photo dealers.) ling is then out of action.
Extensiontubes can also be used in addition;
in this case the automatic spring-loadedaper- x

ture remains in operation. For maximum

stabilitythe sequence of the set-up should be:
camera- extensionbellows - extensiontubes
- lens; a vertical arrangement is safest. With
the full bellows extension and several exten-
sion tubes some vignetting may occur (see
also table). 78
Finally,for largest scales of reproductionwith

improvedoptical quality the combination: ca-
mera- extensionbellows - extensiontubes -
retroadapter - lens is possible,provided that
somevignettingis acceptable(see also table).

Filterscan be used with all combinations. lt

mayhowever often be necessary to do without
the lens hood when the subject distance is
equalto or shorter than the length of the hood.

Messrs. Novoflex of Memmingen, Germany,

supplya slide copying attachmentand a bel-
lowslens hood. These items are availablefrom ilililil1flililIililIiltil
photo dealers.
Macro lens adapter
for the Luminar, Photar,Summar and Microtar
lenses available through photo dealers. They
are used as indicated in the table or the in-
s t r u c t i o n ss u p p l i e dw i t h t h e l e n s ,a n d m a i n l yi n
c o n j u n c t i o nw i t h t h e e x t e n s i o nt u b e s 7 2 a n d / o r
the extensionbellows.
Purpose: Optimum optical quality, especially

at high magnifications(macrophotography)'
Use: Screw the lens 79 into the macro adapter
72 80 and this into the intermediate adapter 81
(42 mm screw thread) required with it. This
combination is then inserted in the bayonet of
the camera, extension tube or extension bel-
81 -ffi- F o c u s i n $ :F u l l yo p e n t h e l e n s a p e r t u r ea n d a d -
just the camera position for maximum sharp-
ness. Check the sharpness preferably in the
screen ring 51 or on the focusing screen 52.
F o r f i n e f o c u s i n go n t h e e x t e n s i o nb e l l o w su s e
-8O the focusing knob 75.
Exposuremeasurement:Fully depressthe stop-
down key 11, and centre the meter needle by
turning the shutter speed dial 27 and/or ad-
justing the lens aperture on the lens 79. The
optimum working aperture is derived from the
79 table or the lens instructions and set on the
lens. Recalculatethe exposureto the aperture

set or repeat the measurementat this working
Microscope adapter
is used with microscopes having a straight
cylindricaldraw tube of 1 inch/25 mm diameter.
Purpose:Photographyof the image formed by
the microscope(withoutthe camera lens). ilililililtiltililtilil1il1
Use: Remove the microscope eyepiece, slack
off the clamping screw 82 and push the adap-
ter 83 with the lettering facing you onto the
eyepiece draw tube. Re-insert the eyepiece
and tighten the clamping screw 82 so that the
eyepiecedoes not protrude above the adapter
83. Mount the camera with its red dot opposite
the red dot of the adapter and lock. The right-
angle finder 55 permits convenientviewing
t h r o u g ht h e f i n d e r .
Focus with the microscope movement. t:.
Selectthe field of view by selectingthe micro-
scope objective and/or eyepiece or by insert-
ing Rollei extension tubes. r
Exposure measurement:Press the stop-down
key 11 and adjust the shutter speed dial 27, or
the subject lighting or (where available) the 83-
microscope aperture the centre the meter

fr needle.
Where possible, use eyepieces specially cor-
rectedfor photomicrography.

Intermediate adapter
This takes lenses of other makes with screw
mounts: the adapter M 42 x 1 for lenses of the
Edixa, Pentax, Praktica and similar models -
and the adapter M 39 x 1 for Leica lenses (of
o l d e r m o d e l s u p t o l l l f ) a n d s i m i l a rt y p e s .
lmportant: Some of those lenses can be fo-
cused only in the close-up range but not to
i n f i n i t y( e . g . L e i c a l e n s e s ) .C o l l a p s i b l el e n s e s
should be fitted, used and releasedin extended
position only.
The M 42x1 adapter is also required when
using macro lenses.
Use: Screw the lens 84 into the adapter 81. Fit
the adapter 81 into the camera bayonet in such
a way that the lens scales are visible from
above after locking.
F o c u s i n g :I n t h e u s u a l w a Y .
Exposure measurement: Switch the lens to
manual aperture setting where available or
keep stop-downkey pressed in. Measurein the
usubl way; any automatic aperture coupling is
Combinationswith Rollei extensiontubes and/
or the extension bellows are possible. Expo-
sure tests are recommended.
Wlnter photography

offers no special problems if the following


points are observed:

Load with a medium-speedto high-speedfitm.

Alwaysuse the lens hood as protection against
stray light and snowflakes.

F o r w i n t e rs p o r t s ,m o u n t a i n e e r i n a
gn d c l i m b i n g
carry the camera in its ever-readycase under-
neaththe outer clothing or attach it to the body
with a second strap and protect it against
moisturewith a plastic bag. Always fit an ultra-
v i o l e t o r t h e R 1 . 5 f i l t e r ; u n d e r c o n d i t i o n so f
e x t r e m eb r i g h t n e s s( i n h i g h m o u n t a i n s )u s e a

neutraldensity filter.

In extremely cold weather carry the camera

next to the body underneaththe outer clothing.
Work the winding lever slowly to avoid tearing
the film. The cold camera is liable to mist over
when brought into a warm room. Do not clean
off the condensation;this disappearsof its own. k

Troplcal photography
Special rules for exposure technique and ca-
mera iare apply in the tropics, desert and other
- regions of hot and/or damp climates.Read up
appropriate literature and travel books on the
subject. The data sheets of leading film manu-
facturers also give useful information.
few hints:
Heat,sand, moistureand perspirationare most
harmful to the camera. So clean it frequently,
if necessarydaily.Always carry the camera and
accessoriesin hermeticallysealed containers,
protectedin addition by plastic bags and silica-
gel. See that shocks and vibrationsare kept off
the camera when travelling by car or aircraft.

Gare of the camera

and accessoriesmaintainstheir value and re-
liabilityfor many years.
of the camera should be done regularlyat
appropriate intervals according to use: Dust
the camera and accessoriesinside and outside
with a soft sable brush and a rubber blower.
Clean the outer parts with a soft dry cloth, Approved Rollel workshops in West Germany
fr glass surfaceswith lens cleaning tissue. Never
polishthe mirror and never touch the inside Region Marland-Gesellschaft
l c o m p o n e n t so r t h e r u b b e r b l i n d s o f t h e f o c a l
plane shutter with the fingers. Clean the ever-
Berlin M a r l o w& C o . O H G
1 B e r l i n4 1 ,
ready case, holdall case and lens cases by Handjerystrasse18
b l o w i n ga n d b r u s h i n go u t .
Region Fa. Anton Paepke
Storage Drisseldorf 4 Dusseldorf,
always in the ever-readycase, holdall case or Scheurenstrasse24
lens case. Plastic bags and the lens caps pro- Fa. ARLUWA
vide additional protection in dusty and damp 5 Koln, Offenbachplatz1
conditionsas well as againstsnow and harmful
fumes. When not in use for longer periods, Region Fa. W. Laukhardt KG
store at room temperature with the battery Frankfurt 6 5 M a i n z ,B i n g e r S t r a s s e1 0
removed. Region Fa. Ludwig Lanckow
Maintenance Hamburg Nachf.GmbH
The InternationalRollei-Servicewith over 150 2 H a m b u r g3 6 ,
approved workshops throughout the world Jungfernstieg48
provides servicing in all countries.
Region Fa. Rudolf Mitterreiter
Rollei dealers and specialists trained at our Munich 8 Mrinchen90.
works will take expert care of your Rollei and
provide help and advice in all questions of
Rollei photography. Region Fa. Haustein & Co.
Stuttgart 7 Stuttgart-W,
The rlght Rollel fllter
For black-and- Characteristics Use in artificial light for
U s e i n d a y l i g h tf o r
white and colour lllm and effect

UV-filter Absorbs ultra-violet S h o t si n h i g h m o u n t a i n s S c i e n t i f i ca n d t e c h n i c a l

(above 6500feet) or by photography
the seaside (especially ( fl u o r e s c e n c e
by midday sun) phenomena)

C o n v e r s i o nf i l t e r C h a n g e st h e c o l o u r Correctingblue casts in E l e c t r o n i cf l a s h
R 1.5 t e m p e r a t u r eo f t h e l i g h t d i s t a n tv i e w s o n e x p o s u r e sw i t h u n i t s o f
( S k y l i g h tf i l t e r ) t r a n s m i t t e d( b y 1 . 5 c l o u d l e s sd a y s w i t h h i g h too high a colour
d e c a m i r e d )a , lsofull UV sun,Alpineand seaside temperature
filter effect p h o t o g r a p h y( e s p . o n
r e v e r s a lc o l o u r f i l m )

N e u t r a ld e n s i t y Uniformlyholds back Extremelybright subjects E x p o s u r e s( i n c l u d i n g

filter lightof all colours, o n h i g h - s p e e do r flash shots)at large
r e d u c e s l i g h t i n t e n s i t yt o u l t r a - s p e e df i l m a p e r t u r e sf o r l i m i t e d
25 % (ND - 2) or 12.5o/o depthof field on high-
(ND - 3) respectively s p e e d o r u l t r a - s p e e df i l m

P o l a r i s i n gf i l t e r Absorbs polarised light L a n d s c a p e s :b l u e s k y Near shots of glass,

from the sky, subdues or becomesdarker without china,picturesand other
e x t i n g u i s h e sr e f l e c t i o n s changein other colours, o b j e c t s d i s p l a y e db e h i n d
from non-metallic(!) water surfacesbecome glass; shop windows,
surfaces; eflect reduced transparent display cases etc.
with shorterfocal lengths

F For blad<-and- Characteristics

white film only and effect U s e i n d a y l i g h tf o r Use in artificial light for

M e d i u my e l l o w D a r k e n sb l u e , l i g h t e n s L a n d s c a p e s ,s k y a n d I n c r e a s e dc o n t r a s t o f
filter yellow and green cloud effects, snow c l o s e - u p sa n d m a c r o
subjects shots,copying yellowed
o r i gi n a l s
Greenfilter Darkensred and blue. L a n d s c a p e sw i t h l a r g e I n c r e a s e dc o n t r a s t a n d
l i g h t e n sg r e e n a n d areasof green,close-ups c o p y i n g ,s i m i l a rt o
yellow-green o f p l a n t s , p o r t r a i t so n medium yellow filter
h i g h - s p e e df i l m
Orangefilter S t r o n g l yd a r k e n s b l u e , Distant views, dramatic l n c r e a s e dc o n t r a s to f
a p p r e c i a b t yl i g h t e n s r e d cloud effects, c l o s e - u p sa n d m a c r o
and yellow architectural subjects, subjects
i n c r e a s e dc o n t r a s t , h a z e
Light red filter C o m p l e ' e l ya b s o r b s b l u e , D i s t a n tv i e w s , s i m u l a t e d I n c r e a s e dc o n t r a s t s i m i l a r
v e r y s t r o n g l yl i g h t e n s nightand moonlight to (but greaterthan)
red and crange effects, effect still orange filter
strongerthan for orange
For infra-red fllm onty A b s o r b s v i s i b l el i g h t , D i s t a n tv i e w s i n h a z y T e c h n i c a la n d s c i e n t i f i c
(max.sensitivity p a s s e so n l y i n f r a - r e d weather,haze and mist shots for industrial,
at 800 nm) rays from 750 nm p e n e t r a t i o nm
, oonlight forensic and medical
infra-red filter ( s e e a l s o p a S e1 2 ) and night effects photography

:acts and flgures lenses. Laterally correct and parallax-freefin-
der image.
)amera lypez 24x 36 mm single lens reflex Focal plane shutter: Shuttei spreeds
iar"r" wiin exposure measurement through 1 second and B, continuouslyro'tatableshutter
he lens. soleO dial,flash outletsfor X and FP, electronic
r/eo s€cond'
ieatures:Rolleibayonetmount for interchange- flash synchronisationup to
rble lenses, meteiing system with automatic Dimensions:
;wiicn-ott, iocal plane shutter with rubber i t / r o x 3 1 1 l rxe3 7 l r e i n c h e s ( 1 4 1x 9 3 x 8 7 m m )
,iinOi and single-multi-strokerapid winding' with 50 mm f/1.8 lens
louble exposure and blank frame lock, self- 5e/rex3111rcx2 inches (141x €'3x 50 mm)
:imer with starting button, self-zeroing expo- without lens
rut" r/r inch tripod bush, carrying
strap "ornter,
eyelets. izili orn"es (775grams) with 50 mm f /1'8 lens
Exposure measurement: TTL system with CdS 205/sounces (585grams;) without lens
ceits, centre-weightedfutl-field measurement Accessories:Rectangt'llarlens hood for 25 mm'
oi tinAer screen image at working ape{y1g' i;iJ't; nooo for 35 to 135 mm, screw-in hood
Fifm speeOrange 12 to 6400ASA (12to 39 DIN)' for 85=to 135 mm, ex'tendiblehood for 200 mm
measuring range with 50 mm f/1'8 lens from focal length.
1.6 to 10d,O0O lpostilb, meter needle centred Medium lellow, grr)en' orange, light red' -UV'
*itn ina"* in finder. Powered by button cell in i{i.s, deis;iry - 2, neutral density 3'
camera bottom, switched on only during mea- ""i,tral filtr;rs for lenses from 25 to
surementby stop-down key on camera top' f S5 tnt and 200 mm length' Polarising
filter for 25 mm and 35 - 135 mm focal length'
Finder system: Pentaprism, instant return mir- 2"itt Softar I an<Jll rsoftfocus attachments for
ror. Focusing screen with central microprism 25 to 135 mm focal length.
grid, matted screen ring and -matted screen
Rt""ttory shoe, eyepi-ece cup, rotating right
ilith' Fresnel lens. Rectangularfinder eyepiece
*iin titting for eyepiece cup and correction
Rollei retro adapter, macro lens adapter, microscope adapter, intermediate.ad3r,l!9r.
tubes 7.g - 15 - gO- 50 mm with automaticspring-loadedaperttJre,.extension
Set.of extensll
tcellowswith aut!661
iJiing-loaOed aperture.Ever-readycase, carrying strap with nr:n-slippad'
I Lens-casesfor 25 mm, 35 to 85 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm focal length.
l Interc*rangeablelenses: Distance scale in feet and metres, cluick-chdr'19'e bayonet m'ount, depth r
field indidator, infra-red index, automatic spring-loaded ape'rtureplus manual setting, click stop
I at half stop intervals.
Distagon Distagon Planar Sonn,ar Tele-Te;ssar
* F Maximum aperture t/2 .8 t/2 .8 t/1.8 f l?:.8 t/4 t/4
, ,: Focal length 25 mm 35 mm 50mm 85mrm 135nrm 200mm
Aperture range 2.8-22 2.8-22 1.8- 16 2.8-22 4-3'2 4-92
Angle of view, diagonal goo 61.] 450 2go 19c, 1go
E r
t r Angle of view, horizontal 700 520 3Bo 24') lrdo 11o
Angle of view, vertical 5oo 360 26',) l/do 100 70
N u m b e ro f e l e m e n t s 85 74 46
Numberof comPonents 75 64 45
f F 1''/ztt.
Nearest focus 1 0i n s . 16ins. 3t/r ft. 5rlcft. 81/att.
0.25m 0.4 m cr.45m 1m 1 . 6m 2 . 5m
[,] Filterthread E49 E49 E 49 E/19 E49 E67
- r

Lensth 21lzins. 2rlreins. 2rlrcins. 37/sins. 5rlr ins.

I i
fr 64 mm 53 mm 47 mm 52 mm 98 mm 1 3 4m m
Diameter 27lreins. 27lrcins. 2'-tlrcins. 2rlrcins. 2|lrcins. 3 ins.
62 mm 62 mm 62 mm 62 mm 62 mm 76 mm
I weight approx. 1111s oz. 71laoZ. 6s/aoZ. 6t/a oz. 131|aoz. 2O1lsoz.
315 g 205 g 1 9 0g 1 9 5g 370 g 570 g
faulS and remedies
Fa{! | Possible cause Remedy Noles
M e t e r n e e d l e d o e s nc I Stop-downkey only partly Fully depressthe key
respono I depressed
Preselected exposure time S e l e c ts h o r t e ro r l o n g e r For usablesetting range
rutside setting ralge e x p o s u r et i m e s e e t a b l e o n p a g e5 0 ;
see also page 26
Bai+erv exhausted, not Change or (correctly) fit See page 28
i n s e t e d o r w r o n g r yi n s e r t e d the battery
Finder image very dark Autom?iic spring-loaded Set changeover switch See page 18
aperture disengaged to "A"
Shutter does ncrt Rapid winciing leve-only F u l l yp u l l o u t r a p i d See page 23
release partly tensioned w i n d i n gl e v e r
Self-tirn,erlever on lv Fully tension self-timer See page 22
partly te.rsioned lever
Picture unexposed Elektronic f lash used on Connect electronic f lash FP contact closes to early;
or partly exposed FP outlet only to X outlet see page 3'l
F P - F l a s h b u h s used or X Connect long peak FP-flash X contact closes too late;
o'Jtlet bulbs only to FP outlet see page 31
snuttersp&d tU tastnr Shutter speed r/:o second See page 31
flash bulbs or longer
Shutter speed too tqst Do not use shorter sPeeds
for electronic f lash t h a n l / a os e c o n dw i t h
e l e c t r o n i cf l a s h
P i c t u r eu n d e r e x p o s e d W r o n ge x p o s u r e \ M e a s u r eb r i g h t n e s so f S e e c l o s e - u po r s u b s t i t u t e
measurement \ m a i ns u b j e c t readings,page 26 - 27
Stray light entry through U s e e y e p i e c ec u p , See page 13
f i n d e r e y e p i e c ei n s t r o n g e s p e c i a l l yw h e n w e a r i n g
s i d el i g h t spectacles

Fault Poeslble cause Remedy Notes
Whole film under- or Wrong film speed setting Set film speed correctly Note table on page 9

Whole film unxeposed Film has not advanced due Correctlyload film, Ghed<transport:
to faulty loading or advancesmoothlybut not see page 9
because torn too fasl

lmage partly or Subject movement: Use faster shutter speed See page 25
completelyunsharp exposuretime too long for
moving subject

Camerashake: exposure Support camera or use a See page 22

time too long lor hand- tripod
held shot

lmage inaccuratelyfosused Focus exactly Use correction lenses if

necessary,see page 13
Meter needle ,,kicks" Preselectedexposure time Select differentexposure See table on page 50
outsidesetting range time

Rewind knob does Film wrongly loaded Correctly load film, See page I
not turn leader into outer slot

Film torn Remove torn piece of film, See page 8

trim new leader and
;F rethread

Rewind release fails Excessive exploitation of Avoid any force, keep lf film is torn out of
to engage, heavy film length, film entirely rewind release pressed in cartridge:open backin total
resistance against wound off and rewind film somewhat, darknessonly, rewind film
film transport then finish lever stroke by hand and wrap up

Exposure settlng rango
dependson the film speed when measuring.The table shows exposuretimes and film speed
as follows:
Shutter speed not usabte,
Usable shutter speed, outside setting range,
within setting range ignore meter indication..

DIN ASA B*) 1 rlz 1lt lls l lts 1l:,o 1/eo llns t/zso llsoo | /r ooo

12 12
15 25
18 50
21 100
24 200
27 400
30 800
33 1600
36 3200

lmportant: lf in special casCs the meter needle cannot be centred within the setting range, note
hint on page 27.
*) lf meter needle centres at
B setting, use an exposure of Z seconds.