reflector: turn reflector to
forward position, press spring lock button (1) and remove
after a short turn.
battery (observe correct
polarity): slip battery in, negative pole (-) first,
press to left and down into position. Use flat cell 22.5
volt hearing aid battery. To change battery: press to
left and lift out.
reflector: Place reflector on
flash case, matching red dots (2), press button (1) and
fasten by turning reflector to the right.
battery: Insert flash bulbs just
before shooting. Disconnect cable to Rolleiflash comb.
when not in use.
Swing down bracket to stop and snap
into locked position. Bracket case can be returned to
folded position by pressing arm (11) sideways; do not
press retaining spindle (12).
Turn locking ring (3) to the left.
Insert bracket into viewing lens bayonet, turn to right
until it clicks into shooting position. Secure by turning
locking ring to right. Reverse procedure for removing
cord: press button lock (6),
remove one cord plug and insert into flash socket of
bulb: press button (4), insert
bulb all the way into socket and release button (4). When
using baseless bulbs, it is important that the wires in
the base make good contact with the retaining jaws. The
following bulbs may be used: metal base (Swan, M2) and
baseless (European all-glass bulbs).
circuit: press test knob (9) - a
brief flash of the test lamp (10) indicates proper
conditions for firing bulb. For replacement of flash test
bulb, use 6 v. 0.05 - 0.07 ampere bulb.
X or M contact:
refer to bulb manufacturer's instructions with reference
to particular bulb and camera being used.
Firing: release camera
method (for hand firing (8) when
making time exposures): Do not connect flash cord to
camera. Loosen safety screw ring (7) and fire flash by
pressing contact button (8). This method can be useful in
illuminating large indoor areas by firing several flashes
one after the other with open shutter. When not doing
this, always secure hand contact button by locking with
screw ring (7).
Press ejector button (4) - bulb will pop out. (see
safety note at start of these
angle: Normal position - turn
reflector to inward stop - for wide-angle even
ilumination of full picture area. To concentrate light
over centre of picture - for long shots or when using
reduced format sizes - turn reflector to outward
calculator (5): Adjust so that
bulb manufacturer's recommended guide number appears in
upper window. Correct f/stops appear opposite distance
settings below. With reflector in normal (wide-angle)
position, read upper distance scale; for reduced angle
shots, use lower scale. Example: Guide No. 20, subject
distance 2.5 - correct diaphragm setting, f/8. With
reduced angle, and same conditions, f/11 is sufficient.
This is worth taking advantage of when taking reduced
format pictures (Rolleikin or 16 and 24 exposure
Rolleiflash on a
Remove bracket by lifting it out
slightly and pressing spindle (12) fully. Rolleiflash may
then be attached to tripod. Bracket may be reattached by
A second cable socket (13) is provided
for extension unit, Rolleiflash comb. A second extension
unit can be connected to the first. Thus a total of three
bulbs may be fired simultaneously. Using 10 feet cords
and connectors, the bulb may be fired up to approximately
33 feet from the camera.
To release cords from connectors:
press metal side bar (14).
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