Rollei to Release New Models at 2012 Photokina


Word is out that Rollei, the makers of the well-loved Rolleiflex series of cameras, is planning on showing off two new models at the 2012 Photokina event next week. Learn more after the jump!

Rollei, well-known for their line of high-end medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras, announced that they will be introducing two new cameras for the 2012 Photokina event in Cologne, Germany next week.

First up is the Rolleiflex FX-N, an update of the Rolleiflex FX. Apart from the same specs that its predecessor has, this model features a new Heidosmat 80mm f/2.8 viewfinder lens and a Rollei S-Apogon 80mm f/2.8 main lens with a minimum focusing distance of 55cm.

Photo via PetaPixel

Next is another updated version, this time, of the Rolleiflex Hy6, a medium format beauty manufactured in Germany that has both film and digital backs. This new model boasts a new grip, updated firmware, a reinforced tripod platen, and redesigned mechanics to reduce mirror movement.

Photos via PetaPixel

Now excuse me while I try to regain composure, because these babies are simply a dream! (And with the hefty price tag that’s sure to come along with them, I’m pretty sure they’ll stay that way for me.) What do you guys think?

All information for this article was taken from PetaPixel and Photo Rumors.

written by geegraphy on 2012-09-14 in #news #medium-format-photography #medium-format #rolleiflex #analogue-photography #rollei #new-model #photokina


  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    :O Rollei is sitll making analogue cameras? Sweet... :))) But they no longer produce film, right...? Anyway, the cameras look awesome!

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    something is growing in my pants...

  3. earlybird
    earlybird ·


  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    new analog cameras by Rollei, that's impressing!! I want the TLR! :)))

  5. magic_isolette
    magic_isolette ·

    OOOOOOH MY GOD!!! That's a perfect Christmas present!! YUHU!

  6. alex34
    alex34 ·

    That people are still making higher-end analogue cameras is great. They need every encouragement.

  7. berndtotto
    berndtotto ·

    The price will certainly be a "dream" too ... hahaha ...

  8. megaman49
    megaman49 ·

    I think Lomography should sponsor a giveaway...who's with me?

  9. eremigi
    eremigi ·

    Oh yes! I am going: hope they will offer test runs at the expo :)

  10. theoclunk
    theoclunk ·

    the tlr doesn't look as cool as the old ones but i imagine it could probably deliver one hell of an image, but considering the probable price tag I think I'll just be happy with my old automat.

  11. ghostblastoise
    ghostblastoise ·

    Dear Santa...

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