Rolleiflex 2.8 FX Medium Format TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) Camera with 80mm Zeiss Planar f/2.8 HFT lens

SKU: RL28FX MFR: 66603
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Rollei's legendary twin-lens reflex camera with an 80 mm Planar f/2.8 HFT lens, protective lens cap, carrying strap and size III filter bayonet.

On its outside, the Rolleiflex 2.8 FX is identical to its predecessor: It is covered with brown cowhide leather and croco imprint. The lettering on its front is exactly the same as that of Rolleiflex cameras of the thirties. The subdued elegance of the camera is enhanced by the chromium side edges of its back. Also, the time-tried strap suspension of its predecessors is again used here.

The technical features of the Rolleiflex 2.8 FX are legendary: An 80 mm f/2.8 Planar lens with Rollei HFT coating, a TTL exposure meter and TTL autoflash control in conjunction with an SCA-356 adapter provide ample room for creative experimenting. A between-the-lens shutter provides speeds from 1 s to 1/500 s.

Two SI photocells behind the viewfinder mirror serve for center-weighted average metering. Additional features are a permanently visible viewfinder image, parallax compensation within the waist-level finder as well as interchangeable viewfinders and focusing screens.

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Key Features

  • Individual framing thanks to constantly visible finder image
  • Parallax correction
  • Interchangeable finder
  • Interchangeable focusing screens
  • Virtually silent between-the-lens shutter
  • No vibration and no noise due to mirror bounce
  • Low weight and comfortable to work with

Technical Specs

Camera Type Medium Format TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) Camera
Format 6x6cm
Lens Mount Built-in 80mm f/2.8 Rollei Planar HFT; Equivalent to a 52mm lens in the 35mm format; Angle of view = 53 degrees; Bay III filter mount size
Viewfinder Folding viewfinder hood is supplied as standard and is interchangeable with optional 45 degree and 90 degree prism finders. Parallax compensation corresponding to distance set. Interchangeable standard focusing screen is a split-image/microprism type with grid-lines. Note: This camera uses the same focusing screens as the 6000 series Rollei models.
Focus Modes Manual with rotating knob on camera body side; Minimum focusing distance = 1m (3.3 feet). Optional Rolleinar close-up lens set #ROR1SB3 allows for focusing at distances from 39 1/2 to 17 3/4" (100 to 45cm).
Exposure Compensation Possible for TTL flash via ISO setting dial
Exposure Metering TTL exposure meter and TTL off-the-film flash metering in conjunction with SCA 356 adapter
Shutter /Release Between-the-lens shutter, linear apertures/speeds from 1 - 1/500 s plus B
Flash sync Flash synchronization possible at all shutter speeds; Standard PC connection for electronic flash connection on camera body lower front; TTL flash dedicated hotshoe on camera body lower side; TTL/OTF flash metering possible with SCA compatible flash units when used with optional SCA356 adapter
Film Transport Permanent manual film winding crank located on camera body side which simultaneously advances the film and cocks the shutter.
Camera Back Standard manual loading, match arrows, close back and wind to first frame
Tripod Socket 1/4"
Remote Control Cable release socket
Multiple Exposure Yes
Power Source PX28 type 6V silver oxide or lithium battery. Battery powers light meter only
Dimensions 5.8" x 4.3" x 4.25" (147 x 109 x 108mm) HWD
Weight 1,275 g (45 oz.)
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