This is a Rolleicord 1a version 3, one of only 500 ever produced for the German police (Ordnungspolizei). Compared to the regular 1a, this version uses a Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar f/3.5 7.5cm taking lens, while the viewing lens is a Heidoscop-Anastigmat f/3.2 7.5cm as opposed to the standard Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 1:4.5 7.5cm lens paired with a Heidoscop-Anastigmat 1:4 7.5cm viewing lens. The serial number, 612,562, is very early. The first serial of the 1a is 611,000, ending at 1,042,100. That puts this one in the first 0.36% of 1as made. Besides being an optically superior and rarer camera than the standard 1a, the history behind this camera is fascinating. It doubles as both a rare, fully capable camera and a piece of WW2 history. This camera has a LOT going for it as a collectors piece, dont miss out. Condition: Condition is good, camera functions as it should at all speeds. The leather on the front has peeled a bit, the mirror his specks (PHOTO 11). One of the film spool knobs has last the leather top. The viewing glass has a scuff on it. The lenses are free of scratches, fungus, and haze, but there are some light cleaning marks (they do not affect photo quality and are too small to be seen in the photos). Important: I did not clean this camera besides the lenses, viewing glass, mirror, and some of the metal bits (all with only 90% isopropyl alcohol). I wanted to maintain the patina while still removing the gunk. The leather and all of the knobs are untouched. Check out these sources.. The item “Rolleicord 1a German Police (500 Made) VERY RARE, SUPER LOW S/N with Leather Case” is in sale since Thursday, October 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\TLR Cameras”. The seller is “blankcameraco” and is located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Philippines.
- Brand: ROLLEI-WERKE FRANKE&HEIDECKE
- Model: Rolleicord 1a Version 3 Polizei
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Film Format: 120mm
- Color: Black