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1939 Plaubel Roll-Op

This is the classic 1939 Plaubel Roll-Op. It was a high end, high quality medium format, coupled rangefinder camera of very compact dimensions. It was introduced by Plaubel in 1933 and was produced in Germany until 1939 as a smaller alternative to their larger professional press camera, the Plaubel Makina. The Roll-Op used 120 roll film and was available in 6x6 and 6x4.5 versions. Both versions utilized the same accurate, wide base rangefinder that was fitted to the Plaubel Makina and its unique auto-stop winding system that allowed the photographer to advance the film without having to look at a red counter window.

These photos were taken with a Plaubel Roll-Op which we had the pleasure of servicing & selling. The owner hails from New York and as is so often the case, he was kind enough to share his photos with us.  Copyright 2016 Ray Vickers. All rights reserved.