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Rollei 6008AF Medium Format SLR Auto Focus Camera Body

SKU: RL6008AFVFH MFR: 66019
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Rollei 6008AF: Picture 1 regular

About the Rollei 6008AF

The first 6 x 6 medium-format system camera with autofocus
This Canera represents a new landmark in the world of 6 x 6 medium-format photography. All the camera's main functions like focusing, exposure and flash control can be carried out fully automatically or controlled manualy.

Because the new system camera is compatible with Rollei's 6000 system, buyers will be able to use all the previous lenses (even SLX lenses from 1976) by means of focus indication.

The new Rolleiflex 6008 AF is based on the successful Rolleiflex 6008 integral, but the entire electronics have been redesigned. Only the mechanical components and the functional design of the Rolleiflex 6000 family have been retained.

The illuminated LC finder acts as a Display and e control center. In addition to displaying most functions of the camera additional special modes can also be added via the mode switch. They are selected with the memo button and entered via the shutter release button. The following settings can be made and, if necessary, changed in this way: flash sync time, pre-flash metering, self-timer, display on/off, silent running on/off, cancel film advance on/off, centre weighting of the exposure metering on/off, AF 3-zone metering and pre-selection of the number of frames in continuous shooting mode. The Rolleiflex 6008 AF has an autofocus module with an H-sensor (three-zone sensor). There is a mode switch on the right-hand side of the body for changing to AF mode.

There are also a number of important new flash features compared with the previous model. Thanks to TTL flash metering, exposure compensation in the + range leads to an additional flash exposure with auto exposure and the SCA flash switched on.The new SCA 3562 flash adapter controls a system flash unit such as the Metz 54 MZ 3, and provieds low light AF Assist

Another new feature is that the system flash, if desired, switches on automatically in poor available light.
The zoom reflector control with AF lenses and the transfer of the aperture and film speed from the camera to the flash unit are also automatic. In addition, pre-flash metering is possible for checking the flash output or adjusting the aperture when using studio flash units. Digital backs can be operated via the serial port of the Rolleiflex 6008 AF to control the functions directly via the camera contacts (without additional cables). The real pièce de résistance of the 6008 AF, however, is the possibility of individually programming the camera's functions via a PC. Special Windows software developed by Rollei (on CD-ROM) and a connecting cable for the 14-pin socket on the camera allow the owner to program virtually everything in the camera and to operate it by remote control.

Two new interchangeable AF lenses from Schneider-Kreuznach will become available in Summer 2002: The 180mm f/2.8 AF Tele-Xenar and the 60-140mm f/4.6 AF-Variogon HFT. Additonal lenses will be available later

Rollei 6008AF Includes

  • Folding Waist Level Finder

Rollei 6008AF Features

  • World's first auto focus 6x6 camera for film and digital
  • Fully compatible with the 6000 system
  • Rollei special Windows software for connection to a PC/MAC
  • Single and continuous focus modes; Release priority in continuous mode
  • In-focus indication with Manual focusing Rollei Lenses

Rollei 6008AF Specifications

Camera Type Single-lens reflex AF camera with automatic multiple exposure control, variable metering characteristics, TTL auto flash (SCA 3000), motorised film transport.
Format 6 x 6 cm and 4.5 x 6 cm
Lens Mount Interchangeable PQ and PQS Zeiss and Schneider lenses to use all camera modes with full-aperture readings; optional switching to working aperture for depth of field preview. Zeiss and Schneider lenses without PQ specification can also be used (only working aperture metering).
Camera will provide Focus confirmation when using Manual focusing lenses.
Full AF feature requires the use of the Auto Focus lenses
Viewfinder Supplied with folding hood with swing-out magnifier; can be exchanged for prism finder, 90° eye-level finder or rigid hood
LCD Illuminated LC finder display for focusing status, shutter speed and aperture (with 1/3 increments), exposure compensation with metered manual mode, exposure correction, spot/multi-spot mode, flash ready and flash autocheck, film speed, special modes, frame counter, horizontal/vertical format with 4.5 x 6 cm, battery status. LC illumination controlled by exterior light and con be switched off
Focus Modes AF-H sensor (3-zone sensor), use of older lenses is possible with focus indicator
Focus Type TTL phase difference detection, viewfinder information via a focus indicator.
Focus Screen Interchangable focusing screens. Super-bright high-D focusing screen also supplied.
Exposure Compensation Manually in 1/3 steps from -4 1/3 to +2 EV
Exposure Metering 1. Centre-weighted multi-zone metering
2. Spot metering by photodiode in centre of frame (approx. 3 % of frame area)
. 3. Multi-spot metering by metering and storing up to five individual values.
4. Automatic stray-light compensation during metering and exposure

Exposure Modes
1. Shutter priority AE
2. Aperture priority AE
3. Program AE with fastest shutter speed priority
4. Metered manual in
Exposure Bracketing Autobracketing (S+/- position) with +/- 2/3 EV (in 1/3 EV intervals
Metering Range Exposure metering: EV -1 to EV 19 at ISO 100/21° with 80 mm f/2 lens
Shutter /Release Electronically controlled leaf shutter from 1/1000 sec (PQS lenses) to 30 sec, plus "B"; Time exposures from 1 sec - 99 mins. can be set in 1 sec intervals via MasterWare

Solenoid-controlled on shutter speed dial and on right side of camera;
ISO Range ISO 25/15° to 6400/39° in 1/3 steps, adjustable on the film magazine.
Flash sync With all shutter speeds from 1/1000 to 30 sec., hot shoe with flash terminal and contacts for dedicated flash units from Metz. New SCA interface via Rollei's SCA 3562 Adapter.
Film Transport Automatic with built-in high-speed motor. Single exposures and continuous exposures up to 2 fps. Automatic film advance to frame 1. Automatic film rewind after exposure of last frame.
Camera Back Interchangeable magazines:
6 x 6 / 120, 6 x 6 / 220 and 4560 magazines with built-in laminar drawslide, frame counter, film-speed input, film-type reminder and preloadable film insert. Instant picture magazine for pack film (10 exposures of 6 x 6 cm), digital backs.
Tripod Socket 1/4" x 20
Self Timer 10 second delay
Remote Control cable release, Remote control release
Depth Of Field Preview Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Multiple Exposure 1. With film advance disengaged in ME position of camera switch. Screen image permanently visible in the finder.
2. With film advance disengaged electronically without screen image for digital backs.
Custom Functions 1) PreFlash 2) Self-timer 3) Silent Operation 4) Display 5) Center Weighting 6) Film Advance 7) Limiting Continuous Bursts
Power Source Rechargable NiCad sinter battery for approx. 200 exposures (fully charged battery, 20°C ambient temperature, camera switch-on time 60 sec, operating mode single AF, AF cycle close up-infinity-close up). Quick-charge unit (100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz) with automatic switchover to trickle charge and 12 V socket for car battery.
Dimensions Without lens: 143 x 139 x 124 mm; with 80 mm f/2.8 lens: 143 x 139 x 176 mm (without hand strap)
Weight Without lens: 1500 g.
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