Mechanics should be working fully, but may need a CLA service. You should also budget $ 150-0 for a good CLA ( clean, lube and adjust ) if you plan to use the camera regularly.
Pricing was gathered from sales on photo.net, ebay auctions, KEH.com, Kohs.com, and other camera dealers. In fact, many cameras that have had professional CLA's done by folks like Fleenor or Krikor, can demand much more on ebay ( in part because these CLA/repair fees can run $ 300-400 ).
From 1992 to 1999, Rollei has been a part of the South Korean Samsung Group.
Presently, Rollei cameras are manufactured by Franke & Heidecke Gmb H.
Unique to the Rolleiflex Automat and letter model cameras, the mechanical wind mechanism was robust and clever, making film loading semi-automatic and quick.
This mechanism started the exposure counter automatically, auto-spaced the 12 or (on the later model F cameras) 24 exposures, and tensioned the shutter; all with less than one full turn of the film advance crank.
The Rolleiflex TLR film cameras were notable for their exceptional build quality, compact size, modest weight, superior optics, durability, simplicity, reliable mechanics and bright viewfinders. The high-quality 7.5 cm focal length lenses, manufactured by Zeiss and Schneider, allowed for a smaller, lighter, more compact camera than their imitators.
Rolleiflex cameras have used film formats 117 (Original Rolleiflex), 120 (Standard, Automat, Letter Models, Rollei-Magic, and T model), and 127 (Baby Rolleiflex).
This makes the Rolleiflex Automat/Letter model cameras very sought-after for shooting fast paced action, such as street photography.
A wide range of accessories made this camera a system: panorama head, sun shade, parallax-corrected close-ups lenses, color correction, contrast enhancing, and special effect filters, all mounted with a quick release bayonet, as well as a quick-change tripod attachment.
The "Rolleiflex" name is most commonly used to refer to Rollei's premier line of medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras.
(A companion line intended for amateur photographers, Rolleicord, existed for several decades.) However, a variety of TLRs and SLRs in medium format, and zone focus, and SLR 35 mm, as well as digital formats have also been produced under the Rolleiflex label.At Photokina 2012 an updated version of the classic Rolleiflex TLR, the FX-N, has been presented.