CLAd Vintage Rolleiflex 75mm 3.5E (type 2) Medium Format Film Camera (099)
This camera comes with a 30-day Warranty as it is part of our Select CLAd (cleaned, lubricated & adjusted) Cameras which are overhauled by professionals who are experts - either retired factory technicians or factory-trained technicians or well-known in the Film Photography Community or the manufacturer. Feel free to ask who in particular has overhauled a camera with 'CLAd' in the title that you are considering buying.
For sale is a recently CLAd (cleaned, lubricated and, adjusted) Vintage Rolleiflex 75mm 3.5E (type 2) Medium Format Film Camera. CLA was done by a retired Rolleiflex technician who completely overhauled the camera meaning taking it apart, cleaning the parts, reassembling it while lubricating the parts, and then, calibrating it to factory settings. YES, the lightmeter works but, you should calibrate your readings with a hand-held meter to see how much the built-in meter needs adjusting.
The Schneider-Kreuznach Xenotar 75mm f3.5 lens takes amazing pictures as evidenced by the sample images shown.
I rate the camera cosmetically an 8/10 with the condition commensurate with age. Functionality-wise works perfectly. The viewing and taking lenses are clear of fungus or separation. Both lenses have scratches invisible to the eye unless you shine a bright light through them. However, neither impacts the images taken with them as evidenced by the sample images taken with them and attached to this listing.
Note that you can have a pristine camera and see it for a certain price but, unless that camera has been CLAd, the lubricants have dried out and there is a high risk of breaking a spring when using the camera. Also, over time, cameras develop alignment issues. For these reasons, a CLA is a must and then film testing the camera. I film-test my cameras before sending them to my network of technicians for various brands and then film-test them again upon receipt of the camera after they are CLAd to ensure that they work well.
If you are in the Lower Rio Grande Valley area, I will warranty this camera for 30 days against any kind of defects with service to be provided in McAllen.