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Rollei 6008 AF Medium Format

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1799.00

  • Film Format6 x 4.5 cm • 6 x 6 cm
    Film TypeMedium Format
    Battery TypeLithium Battery
    Focus TypeAutofocus • Manual Focus
    Interchangeable LensesInterchangeable Lenses
    Shutter Speed30 - 1/1000 sec
    Max Flash Sync Speed1/1,000 sec
    ISO Range - Manual SettingISO 25 - 6,400
    Frames Per Second2 fps
    Manual Shooting ModesProgram Shift • Aperture Priority • Shutter Priority • Fully Manual
    Mirror LockupWith Mirror Lockup
    Light Metering ModesCenter Weighted • Spot Weighted
    Auto ExposureYes
    Bulb Shutter SpeedWith Bulb Shutter Speed
    Self TimerYes
    Interchangeable Film BackWith Interchangeable Film Back
    Film Auto TransportTransport • Rewind
    Depth5.63 in.
    Height5.47 in.
    Width4.88 in.
    Weight52.91 oz.
    Release DateFebruary, 2005
    Product ID20297895

Product Description

The world''s first auto focus 6x6 camera for film and digital.
  • Electronically controlled leaf shutter from 1/1000 to 30 sec plus B and T
  • Meter: Center-weighted, spot, and multi-spot
  • Exposure: Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Program AE, Metered Manual, Exposure Compensation, and Exposure Lock
  • TTL flash with synch from 1/1000 to 30 sec
  • Fully compatible with the 6000 system

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by YeTI78 a Expert

    Date Reviewed: May 17, 2005

    Strengths:    - great build quality.
    - great, sharp lenses (Zeiss AND Schneider)
    - superb build-in meter (average,spot, multispot), even without prism
    - retains value
    - allows programming of the most special features without MasterWare/MasterControl
    - focusindication is very usable

    Weaknesses:    Up to now, I haven't found any.

    Bottom Line:   
    I used to own a Mamiya RZII with several lenses which I bought five years ago, because I couldn't afford a 6008 at that time. The RZ is cheaper, because it has no meter and motordrive. The RZ is a great camera, but very bulky and heavy, especially with the metered prism and is sometimes cumbersome to use. The mirror-prerelease was most annoying. After two years of consideration and some loss of money I sold the RZ and bought the 6008AF. And I am very happy, I finally took this step.

    The 6008 has much better ergonomics and is really handholdable because of it's righthanded grip. I had the L-Grip for the RZ, but wasn't able to hold it with my left hand. The 6008 is very easy to use and has a high level of automation. The meter is very accurate and a joy to use. The mirror is released with the press of a button. No attaching of a cable release to the lens like with the RZ.

    So far I only own two lenses, the 2.8/80mm Xenotar and the 2.8/180mm Tele-Xenar which both are marvelous. The 180mm is a bit on the heavy side, but the shallow, snap sharpness at 2.8 is worth the pain.

    To sum it up: I would buy it instantly again, if I ever should drop mine of a mountain.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $2185.00

    Purchased At:   Greiner Photo

    Similar Products Used:   Mamiya RZ67II, Mamiya 7, Rolleicord

    Type of photography:   Fine Art

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    Rollei 6008 AF, X-ACT 2, Horseman SW-D, LD, and 3D Cameras/Products - Press Release

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