The Rollei Legend
It is not only music and fashion that one-time best-sellers are staging a comeback. In technology also time-tried classical product are on an upsurge.
After the Rolleiflex 2.8 GX/FX, Rollei has now relaunched its wide-angle 6x6cm Rolleiflex that once was so popular with professional photographers everywhere. The new wide-angle camera is the perfect blend of the world-famous “twin-lens” with present-day operating comfort and top quality.
As early as in the sixties, the twin-lens wide-angle Rolleiflex gained world fame for its reputation of top picture quality combined with high reliability, ease of operation and advanced technology. Like no other camera before it, this Rolleiflex was a photographer’s dream come true when it came to mechanical precision and optical perfection. Reason enough for Rollei to relaunch this highly reputed model.
Today’s Rolleiflex 4.0 FW is an ideal combination of time-tried design and advanced technical feaures. Optically, for example, it comes with Schneider-Kreuznach’s new Super-Angulon HFT with an initial aperture of f/4 and 50mm focal length.
Its low weight and compact design make the camera a pleasure to use. Thanks to all these features, the camera now as before is the ideal tool for scenery and group shots. All of us will probably remember the picture of Rollei press photographers shooting with their cameras held high above their heads, well above all those surrounding them. But the camera is just as handy for interior architectural shots, etc.