Rollei cameras in collection
37 rollei Heidoscop 1937 Rolleiflex Automat Camera 1941 ROLLEICORD 1951 Rolleiflex Automat 4 Camera
1936 Rollei  Standard, Improved Model 1939 Heidoscop
1937 Rolleiflex Automat

1941 Rolleicord

1951 Rolleiflex Automat 4

1963-67 Rollei 16 Camera 1969-78 Rollei B35 Camera 1976 Rollleiflex SL35M Camera 1974-80 Rollei XF 35 Camera

`1963-67 Rollei 16 1969-78 Rollei B35 1976 Rollleiflex SL35M 1974-80 Rollei XF 35
The firm of Franke & Heidecke in Braunschweig, Germany is famous for The Rolleiflex TLR line of cameras first introduced in 1928. Before the Rolleiflex, Dr. Reinhold Heidecke, in 1920, designed the Heidoscop and the Rolleidoscop stereo cameras, one used plates and the other rollfilm.  Both of these cameras used a third lens between the taking lenses for viewing and focusing of the subject. A ground glass protected by a folding hood received a reflected image through the third lens. From these two cameras came the inspiration for a two lens hand camera for single pictures.  In 1963 Rollei introduced the Rollei 16 as well as other smaller format cameras and in 1966 a SLR was introduced into the Rollei family. Throughout the 70's and 80's Rollei went through various owners but Rollei continues on today to make cameras.