3.5 and 2.8
Fits Rolleiflex 6 x 6 above numbers 1,100,000 and
Rolleicord above numbers 1,137,000. (The combination back
for two picture sizes was originally not provided with
the first camera series, but could be ordered
additionally). Earlier Rollei-models 6 x 6 use Rolleikin
I (with special back).
Designed for: Taking up to 36 exposures 1 x 11/2 in.
on 35 mm. film. Ideal for series of pictures and color
photography on miniature film.
The attachment consists of:
- Film Guide Frame
- Take-up Spool
- Exposure Counter Knob (not required with Rolleikin
- Extension Spindle for Rewind Knob (two types, for
previous and new Rollei models)
- Inner Spool Knob
- Focusing Screen Mask
- Direct Viewfinder Mask
- Lens Hood Mask
A. Installing the
Counter Knob (not required with Rolleikin 2.8)
(The exposure-counter-knob accepts 35 mm. film and 120
- Remove the top film-knob by unscrewing the three
- Fasten counter-knob tightly by means of the three
- Remove protective lining from gummed insert and
paste it on the counter knob.
Assembling the Rolleikin
- Adjust film pressure plate by a sliding movement,
pressing down at the same time, thereby bringing the
inscription 24 x 36 mm. (not required with Rolleikin
2.8) into view.
- Pull counter-knob, fit take-up spool on the right
and insert completely.
- Rewind-parts: Screw extension-spindle on
rewind-knob by rotating the latter. Snap inner
spool-knob over opposite spool bearing pin, (slipping
the metal tongue between the rollers of the film-feed
when using a Rolleiflex).
- Inserting the film-guide frame: Press spring
actuated clamp-bar at an acute angle (as shown)
against the bottom of the film gate and insert
completely. To remove: Push frame downward (against
the clamp-bar) and lift out.
- Place ground-glass mask (in fitted position) on
ground glass screen and slide under front clip, snap
down and secure by depressing clip of retaining device
at rear of focusing hood. Be sure the mask is properly
centered and not jammed inside the ground glass
- Insert the framefinder mask underneath the button
above the framefinder in such a way that the edge is
pushed in first, then press the two lateral fixing
buttons into position. (see illustration below)
- Open camera back, pull rewind-knob, fit in film
cartridge on the left and then insert fully.
- Introduce the film-lead (which - in the Rolleiflex
- first passes through the film-feed rollers) into the
double slit of the take-up spool, letting it touch on
the right. Tighten up by giving spool a short
- Make sure the mouth of the cartridge points
straight ahead in line with the tightened film lead,
then close back.
- Press-and-release counter-knob until the red dots
of the Rolleikin counter face each other. (Disregard
counter for 120 film completely)
- To set counter for the first exposure: Advance
counter dial to No. 1 by actuating film transport
- Press-and-release counter-knob before actuating
film transport. The exposure counter advances
automatically to the next number.
- Advance film as usual to the stop.
- After the last exposure has been made, rewind film
by keeping counter-knob pressed down,
- simultaneously rotating rewind-knob
- The rewind also permits the removal of only
partially exposed films. In order to prevent the film
lead from slipping into the cartridge when rewinding,
be sure to thread the film backwards i.e. against the
winding direction into the double-slit of the take-up
spool when loading. When rewinding a partially exposed
cartridge, advance film two frames beyond the last
exposure (skipping one frame for safety).
- Always adjust film pressure plate properly (see
B1). (A sure sign of incorrect adjustment when using
the Rolleikin: camera back will not close all the
- When installing the Rolleikin in the camera the
empty roll film spool should be laid safely away in
the Rolleikin case for later use since it must be used
again when inserting the next roll of film.
- Shutter cocking as usual: With Rolleiflex, normal
swing of the crank.
- Double exposure device is in operation in the
Rolleiflex and cannot be disengaged when using
Rolleikin. With Rolleicord it must be disengaged in
order to unlock shutter.
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