The Rolleicord V is probably the one which better illustrates the
proximity which exists between this model and the Rolleiflex.
Of course, some differencies exist between these two ranges of cameras
but these ones are mostly functional. The Rolleicord cameras were
considered as less « user friendly » compared with their cousins
With the Rolleicord V, Franke & Heidecke invents the concept of EVS (Exposure
Value Scale) which will equip later on, several of its models. EVS is a
mechanical liaison between shutter speed and aperture : according to the
selected speed, the shutter automatically adjusts the range of possible
apertures for an appropriate exposure.
Regarding the taking lens, the Rolleicord V is equipped with a
Scheider-Kreuznach Xenar 1:3,5 f=75mm made of 4 lenses which gives its
best at 1:8.
Other characteristics of this camera are :