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Released in 1966 production continued until 1972. About 20,000 where made. The only visible difference between the 16 and 16s, other than the badge, is that the door release was moved from the back to behind the viewing lens which is accessible when the camera is opened to take a picture. The focal distance scale is dual metric and imperial and the film speed dial is ASA and DIN, as in the later Rollei 16 models.
The Rollei 16 and 16s are similar to the Edixa 16, sharing the same RADA Super 16 cassette needing to be rewound back into the cassette when the film is finished, and both having 12x17mm negatives. Unlike the Edixa which uses a take up spool the Rollei needs the bottom perforation to advance the film to the next frame. To address the film jamming problems the Rollei 16-s has two pins, one each side of the film plane. This helped with the strain on the film but did not solve the problem completely.
Available with cream snake, black snake, black, green, and red leather.
|Years of production||1966 - 1972|
|Lens||Carl Zeiss 25mm Tessar f/2.8 with parallax-compensated bright-line view finder and a 45 degree angle of view|
|Aperture||f 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22|
|Shutter Speeds||B, 1/30 - 1/500, automatic exposure with manual settings for B and flash use|
|Focus||16 inches (40cm) to infinity|
|Flash sync.||electronic flash and bulbs at 1/30 second|
|Negative Size||12x17 mm, 18 exposures|
|Finishes||chrome - matt aluminium with inlay in a choice of black, black snake, cream snake, green and red|
|Manuals||English, German (supplement to Rollei 16 for 16s owners)|
|Dimensions||4.375 inches (long - viewfinder closed) x 1.125 inches
(high) x 1.75 inches (thick)
11 x 2.9 x 4.3 cm
|Weight||approx. 9.125 ounces, 260 grams|
|Filters||H1 0x, R1 0x, R1.5, R2 0.5x, green, orange, yellow|
|Auxiliary lenses||Mutar 15mm 0.6x wide, 43mm 1.7x telephoto|
|Flash Bulb unit|
|Lens Opening||Without Mutars||With 1.7x Tele Lens||With 0.6x Wide Lens|
Last Updated on 12th June 2005