Although Rolleicord Ia was the least expensive among the Rollei cameras while it was in the market, it had a good sign of the Rollei cameras' future development and success.
One of the features of Ia was that the film was transported automatically, which brought the users to take less time winding the film.
An year after, followed Rolleiflex Automat, which had Automat film loading machanism, that all you have to do is loading the film and do not have to even see the film counting window. For that reason, it got more popularity among Rollei cameras as the one had the epoch-making mechanism.
But Ia was still popular and had been sold for a long time till the end of the W.W.II.
- First introduced in 1936.
- Camera type : 6x6cm TLR camera
- View lens : Heidoscope F4/75mm
- Taking lens : Zeiss Triotar F4/75mm
- Shutter : Compur shutter
- Shutter speeds : B, T, 1-1/300sec.
- Film : 120 roll film