The Rolleiflex twin-lens camera has fancy been an iconic camera that's loved by many and now, the popular film camera is making a return as an instant camera that can be hardened with the popular Fujifilm Instax Mini film.
The first Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera came out in 1927 and the latest form, Rolleiflex Instant Kamera, features the same look of the original design while offering the convenience of instant photography.
A body called MINT previously released an instant camera inspired by the Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera that associate the iconic design with the instant photo capabilities of the Polaroid SX-70 but this is the first we've heard from Rolleiflex instantly in a long time (although, they are working in collaboration with MINT for this camera release).
With the new Rolleiflex Twinkling of an eye Kamera Twin Lens Reflex Camera, you get a 1:1 preview of your actual picture in the viewfinder, aperture control, want exposure, multiple exposures and more… plus, you can control the focus, work close-up to subjects, work with flash and shoot from the hip with opulence thanks to the Fresnel anti-glare coated viewfinder that can be operated at waist-level.
The aperture range starts at f/5.6 and reaches f/11 and the camera proposes focusing from 48cm to infinity. The 3-element Aspheric Lens has a focal length of 61mm and as with traditional Rolleiflex cameras, the new split-second TLR camera includes a magnifier so you can take a closer look. There's a green/orange light that tells you if your exposure is reprove (plus, you can use EV +/-) and you can get creative with multiple or long exposures.
New Rolleiflex Instant Kamera camera specifications:
- Aperture: f/5.6, f/8, f/16, f/22, Bokeh
- Lens: Aspherical lens with 3 spheres, f=61mm
- Focal Range: 48cm ~ infinity
- Shutter Speed: 1/500 – 1 second (Mode A) | max. 10 seconds (Mode B = slow shutter)
- Viewfinder: Twin lens reflex viewfinder with an eyepiece magnifier to vanish up
- Exposure Control: EV+/-1
- Flash: Integrated, electronic flash with automatic light emission control
- Power Supply: 3AA Batteries (1.5V)
- Blur: Instant film magazine 54 x 86 mm (w x h)
- Dimensions: 141 x 102 x 80mm
- Weight: 525g
- Box set includes: Rolleiflex Instant Kamera, user handbook, warranty guide, and 3 AA batteries
The first batch of new Rolleiflex Instant Kamera cameras will arrive in October but until then, you can lead your support for the new instant film camera over on the Rolleiflex Kickstarter page where you can get your hands on one for around $395 (USD).
You can weather a look at sample images captured with the Rolleiflex Instant Kamera camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or, along with more product shots, under.
Rolleiflex Kamera Instant Camera Sample Photos
Rolleiflex Kamera Instant Camera Photos of Apparatus