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Rolleiflex 2.8 GX 80 Model 2 - "Expression"

Highslide JS
Mid 1995 - End 1996, 1000 pieces.
Redesigned focusing knob and a new Copal shutter.
Serials:
Coded, above Rolleiflex plate.

Taking lens:
Rollei Planar HFT 2.8/80, bayonet 3.
Viewing lens: Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 2.8/80, bayonet 3
Shutter:
Copal Nr. 0 X, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync., self timer.
Film: 120 for 12 exposures exp. 6x6, & 35mm adapter Rolleikin 2.
Film Transportation
: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12. Blank film pressure plate.
Built in TTL exposure metering with 2 photo cells.
Dimensions
: 10.9x10.8x14.7cm.
Weight: 1,235 grams.
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Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Model 2 - "75 Years Rollei"

Highslide JS
Special Edition celebrating 75 Years Rollei. Gold plated Rolleiflex plate and shutter release / flash contact. Brown Lizard print leather surfaces.
Serials:
Individual numbering 01/01 - 12/75, 900 pieces made in 1995, 75 each month. Example: the first one in January being 01/01, the last one 01/75.

Taking lens:
Rollei Planar HFT 2.8/80, bayonet 3.
Viewing lens: Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 2.8/80, bayonet 3
Shutter:
Synchro Compur X, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync., self timer. (Note: most other GX Models 2 have a Japanese Copal or Seiko shutter!)
Film: 120 for 12 exposures exp. 6x6, & 35mm adapter Rolleikin 2.
Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12. Blank film pressure plate.
Built in TTL exposure metering with 2 photo cells.
Dimensions
: 10.9x10.8x14.7cm.
Weight: 1,275 grams.

Comes with a dedicated book "The History of the Twin Lens Rolleiflex" in a wood presentation box and included a set of Rolleinar II and III close up lens attachments and certificate.

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Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Model 2 - "Club Jersey"

Highslide JS
Year 1996, 100 pieces
Special order by Mr. Ian Parker for the UK RolleiClub Jersey.
Cat. No. 80 808
Serials: either the name of the owner, or a special combination of letters and numbers on top of Rollei label.
Taking lens:
Rollei Planar HFT 2.8/80, bayonet 3.
Viewing lens: Rollei Heidosmat 2.8/80, bayonet 3
Shutter:
Synchro Compur X, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync., self timer.
Film: 120 for 12 exp. 6x6
Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12.
Built in TTL exposure metering with additional flash control via SCA 356 adapter.
Dimensions
: 10.9x10.8x14.7cm.
Weight: 1,235 grams.
  • Plaque on camera back –
    “Jersey - Ian Parker”
  • Solid gold Rollei logo on hood
  • individually numbered
  • Burgundy red Lizard print leather
  • CE engraved in bottom tripod plate

 

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Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Model 1 - "Royal"

Highslide JS
Special Edition mostly gold plated with brown African Lizard surfaces & hand finished Japanese Urushi high gloss lacquer in Royal Blue.
1996 - 2000, only 200 pieces each year.
Serials:
Special range from 10001 - 101000

Taking lens:
Rollei Planar HFT 2.8/80, bayonet 3.
Viewing lens: Schneider or Zeiss Heidosmat 2.8/80, bayonet 3
Shutter:
Seiko # 0, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync., self timer.
Film: 120 for 12 exposures exp. 6x6, & 35mm adapter Rolleikin 2.
Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12. Blank film pressure plate.
Built in TTL exposure metering with 2 photo cells.
Dimensions
: 10.9x10.8x14.7cm.
Weight: 1,275 grams.

Comes in wood presentation box.

This camera was presented parallel to a "Royal" version of the famous
Rollei 35.

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Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Model 2

Highslide JS
Year 2000
The legendary twin-lens reflex camera commemorating the 80th anniversary of Rollei.
Cat. No. 80 808
Serials:
coded
Taking lens:
Rollei Planar HFT 2.8/80, bayonet 3.
Viewing lens: Rollei Heidosmat 2.8/80, bayonet 3
Shutter:
Synchro Compur X, 1 - 1/500 sec., B, X-sync., self timer.
Film: 120 for 12 exp. 6x6
Film Transportation: winding lever with auto stop on first exposure, exposure counter for exposures 1-12.
Built in TTL exposure metering with additional flash control via SCA 356 adapter.
Dimensions
: 10.9x10.8x14.7cm.
Weight: 1,275 grams.
  • Plaque on camera back – “80 Years”
  • Focusing knob with anniversary imprint
  • Certificate of authenticity of special edition
  • Anniversary brochure with highlights of 80 years of Rollei history
  • Special edition available from April of anniversary year
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Rolleiflex 2.8 FX

Camera type Twin-lens reflex camera with TTL metering and TTL auto flash control.

Frame size 6x6 cm.

Film-speed setting on camera from ISO 25/150 to ISO 6400/390.

Exposure metering Center-weighted average metering by two silicon photo diodes. Five-LED display in viewfinder.

Metering range
EV 3 - 18/3.2 - 100000 asb/ 1 - 33000 cd/m at ISO 100121', with 80 mm f/2.8 lens.

Lens
80 mm Planar f/2.8 HFT, diagonal cover­age 53°, size III filter bayonet, focusing from infinity to 1 m.

Shutter
Leaf shutter (1 to 1/500 s and B), X-syn­chronized. Aperture and shutter speed cross-coupled with exposure meter.

Viewfinder system
Heidosmat 80 mm f/2.8 viewfinder lens. Standard folding hood. Parallax compen­sation for focus distance. Interchangeable for 45° or 90° prism finder. Four inter­changeable viewing screens.

Flash synchronization
1/500 s to 1 s and B. Hot accessory shoe with contacts for TTL autoflash control in conjunction with dedicated flash units and dedicated adapter. X sync terminal for plug.

Autoflash control
TTL flash metering via additional silicon photo diode.

Film advance
By shutter-setting crank. Automatic stop at frame 1.

Double-exposure lock with override. Frame counter from 1 to 12, automati­cally resetting when film is changed.

Sockets
Cable-release socket. 1/4" tripod socket.

Dimensions (mm / h x w x d ) 147 x 109 x 108.

Weight Approx. 1275 g.

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