Notwithstanding the temporary insolvency of Franke & Heidecke, a specialist retailer is now taking orders for the Rolleiflex Gold Edition. This collectors’ edition - which comprises a Rolleiflex 4.0 FW with a Schneider Super Angulon 4,0/50 mm HFT, a Rolleiflex 2.8 FX with a Zeiss Planar 2,8/80 mm HFT and a Rolleiflex 4.0 FT with a Schneider Tele-Xenar 4,0/135 mm HFT, all gilded in 14-carat gold - was originally announced at photokina 2008 and planned for release this year, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera’s debut in 1929. In light of Franke & Heidecke’s recent financial problems, it seemed that this special edition was gone with the wind. But a German retailer called Spürsinn rushed to the rescue. The three gilded TLRs and an exclusive presentation box can be yours for just… 29,500 euros!
For this price, which includes 19% VAT, the cameras will of course be made to order, and every stage of the manufacturing will be documented in an exclusive illustrated book that ships along with your cameras. The presentation box with all three cameras is delivered free of charge and worldwide personally by the management of Spürsinn.
Website: Rolleiflex Gold Edition at Spürsinn