Rollei Press Release
Digital Super Bundle from Rollei
Ever since the dawn of the digital era, Rollei 6000 Series cameras have neatly blended in with the digital workflow thanks to the option of simply exchanging their film magazine (and this without losing a single picture due to their laminar drawslide) for a digital back.
A development that started over 10 years ago with the Chip Back and the Scan Back has been consistently pursued and now culminates in a unique bundle offer. To meet the requirements of extremely discriminating digital photographers, Rollei are offering the Rolleiflex 6008 AF with a db20p digital back – an outfit that covers the entire spectrum from studio work to architectural and landscape photography because it benefits from the extensive line of Rollei-6000 lenses.
Rollei Series 6000 cameras are high-tech tools enabling professionals and advanced amateur photographers alike to solve practically any photographic problem.
The current top model, the Rolleiflex 6008 AF, offers three precise metering methods (center-weighted average, evaluative and spot), comfortable exposure control with aperture-priority, shutter-priority and programmed AE in addition to metered manual as well as comfortable flash photography with preflash metering plus the option of selective exposure compensation to cope with difficult situations. Moreover, the Rolleiflex 6008 AF is the first 6x6 medium-format camera to offer rapid and precise autofocusing with its dedicated AF lenses.
The leaf-shutter lenses of the Rollei 6000 System offer top shutter speeds of 1/500 s or even 1/1000 s that are fully synchronized with flash.
The camera has a folding finderhood with collapsible magnifier for viewing the large and bright viewfinder image and shooting data. It will, of course, accept any of the interchangeable viewfinders from the extensive line of Rollei accessories.
Thanks to its adjustable grip, the Rolleiflex 6008 AF handles extremely well in any situation. Its special Nicad battery supplies enough power for up to 200 exposures and can be recharged in just under an hour.
The digital back
PhaseOne digital backs have become very popular during the past few years. In addition to the Rolleiflex 6008 AF, the bundle includes the current db20p back with 16 megapixels. The chip measures 36.9 mm x 36.9 mm and has a resolution of 4,080 x 4,080 pixels, each of which is 9 µm x 9 µm in size. The depth per color is 16 bits, which gives a total of 48 bits for RGB and 64 bits for CMYK photography. As a result, subsequent color corrections are possible without causing gaps in the histogram.
The CCD chip has a dynamic range of 12 f-stops. Its sensitivity can be set for ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800. The combination of Rolleiflex 6008 AF and db20p therefore is ideally suited for all kinds of work, from studio photography with large flash units right up to available light on location.
For outdoor work, the db20p comes with a Li-Ion battery that is good for about 250 exposures (four working hours). A 2.2” monitor on its rear has a resolution of 116,000 pixels. It is capable of displaying 262,144 colors and ideal for instant checks on site. In addition, it will display a histogram, warn against exposure errors and aid in adjusting sensitivity and white balance. The latter is possible for daylight, tungsten, flash as well as the light from fluorescent tubes or HMI lamps.
The data is stored in the IIQ RAW format on CompactFlash cards, processed images can be stored on storage medias in the form of IIQ RAW, TIFF-RGB, TIFF-CMYK or JPEG files. File sizes are between 48 MB and 128 MB. ICC profiles can be embedded for optimum color management. A computer can be linked up via a FireWire port.
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