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1955 Frank & Heidecke Rolleiflex 6x6 TLR

1955 Frank & Heidecke Rolleiflex 6x6 TLR

This is a 1955 Rolleiflex which is a direct descendant of 1939 Rolleiflex Automat which first introduced bayonet mounts in front of the two lenses that accessory filters & close up lenses could be used.  Although similar in layout to the “Old Standard” Rolleiflex which had preceded it, the automat was a radically improved camera. Overall it was stronger, more reliable and easier to use. Rolleiflex continued to further refine the design over the following decades, adding various details but one thing remained constant, all of these cameras are a joy to use.

The photos below were taken with this 1955 Rolleiflex which we had the pleasure of having in our shop. It’s fitted with a 3.5/75mm coated Carl Zeiss Tessar lens fitted in a Synchro-Compur shutter. The owner hails from Wisconsin and he was kind enough to share his photos with us.  Copyright 2023 Mike Williams. All rights reserved.

The photos were shot on taken with Tri - X 400 pushed to iso 800. Developed in HC110. Dilution B. The rendering is a treat to the eye with focus rolling gently off the main plane of focus into a delicious background.