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Monday, 08 March 2010

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Such conflicting emotions -- the thought of a Rolleiflex with a 50mm lens fills me with glee, but the thought of its price tag smothers that joyful anticipation with dread.

Rollei 35 for 4 thousand euro???
So, they're going for the people who've already got every kind of Leica and still have too much money, then?

The same site, photoscala.de, has just been reporting the insolvency of Jobo: http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Jobo-AG-ist-insolvent
Now Jobo may not be a household name to American photographers, but it was one of the most important suppliers of darkroom equipment in Europe. All of my tanks and drums for the past 35 years were from Jobo.
The end of an era.

Good news . Having owned both the normal and wide angle version , I can attest of their great quality
In fact the Rollei TLR is still my favorite film camera and ... The ricoh GXR is my favorite digital one ...
Harold

Now if they'd sell that Rollei 35 with a D700 sensor they might be on to something.

I was expecting to see a photo of the camera... The 'clubgrit' photo has made my day!


:)

Well, as much as my Rollei T still seduces me from her perch on my bookshelf, I feel that, if my forthcoming bank robbery/lottery win/rich chick seduction (I wish) pays off, I might just have to have one of these absolutely last wide TLRs. Nothing comes close - big boy DSLRs, DMDs, rangefinders, whatever. If you absolutely have to make a statement whilst insouciantly making a piccy, these are the beasts.

"Such conflicting emotions -- the thought of a Rolleiflex with a 50mm lens fills me with glee, but the thought of its price tag smothers that joyful anticipation with dread."

Currently about $6700 special order. Dreadful, I agree.

Mike

So they are going to make rich boy toys (yawn).

I have had a 2.8f for about thirty years. It has produced some of the best pictures I have done.
It is also a very nice object. They really screwed together a terrific chunk of machinery there, I mean REALLY NICE. It's old enough to be a grandpa and the meter still works.

"...my Rollei T still seduces me from her perch on my bookshelf..."

I had the same problem with my T. I finally put it in a drawer.

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