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Rollei Introduces Rolleiflex 6008 AF Digital Bundle

Includes Rolleiflex 6x6 camera and PhaseOne db20p digital back

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Rollei has introduced to the US market its Rolleiflex 6008 AF Digital Bundle, which mates the company's film-based Rolleiflex 6008 AF 6x6 medium-format camera to a PhaseOne db20p digital back, offering up to 16 Mpxl. Targeted to studio and on-location professionals, the Rolleiflex 6008 AF bundle includes lenses from Schneider-Kreuznach, and is compatible with all of Rollei's 6000 system lenses.

The camera features a top shutter speed of 1/1000 sec and offers three precise metering methods (center-weighted average, evaluative, and spot), and exposure control with aperture-priority, shutter- priority, and programmed automatic exposure. It also features flash photography with pre-flash metering, plus the option of selective exposure compensation to cope with difficult situations. The interchangeable film packs allow a photographer to shoot film, Polaroid-type shots as well as digital shots.

The back has a resolution of 4080 x 4080 pxl, and 16-bit color depth, which gives a total of 48 bits for RGB and 64 bits for CMYK photography. It offers the option of saving RAW files in addition to TIFF and JPEG files. The CCD chip features a dynamic range of 12 f-stops. Its 2.2-in. rear monitor has a resolution of 116 Mpxl.

Pricing is expected to be in the $14,999 range. (Rollei: www.rollei-usa.com)

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