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News, Tech Tips, Updates
Rollei 35 Classic available from the factory
The factory is asking me if I have any customers who want a Rollei 35 Classic (see picture) that comes with the metal lens cap, case, hand strap and box.  This particular camera has some gold plated accents such as the shutter release button and lens release button.  This would be one of the last made, and would come with a 2 year factory warranty.  I don't have anyone on wait list for these.  Contact me if you have interest.
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Focusing screens - listing all my used screens

Over the years I've collected quite a number of focusing screens - mostly from different cameras that have come through my hands but I've also picked up a lot by rummaging around in the factory QC area while in Germany and bought ones on ebay going as far back as 2004 when I first my first Rolleiflex SLR camera - a 6008AF.    I've even had some made myself.    Since I stopped selling Maxwell screens (too much hassle, too expensive, virtually identical to the High D screens) a lot of people have asked about screens so I've started to go through my screen box and list them.    I've also gotten in from the factory some NOS High D first Generation screens for both the SLR and TLR screens. 

I've learned a few things about focusing screens over the years - focusing screens are personal choices, not one is always best.   Some people prefer one style or another or swap out screens for the project - macro, indoors, architecture/landscape, etc.  It's really cool how quickly and easily the screens can be swapped out in the Rolleiflex SLR cameras.  

New Hy6 Mod2 Kit with 6060 film back available

Just unpacked my latest shipment from the factory ....   I have one new Hy6 Mod2 kit with 6060 film back that isn't spoken for yet.  btw -  New Hy6 Mod2's made since early 2020 are coming with 3.31 firmware.    I have lenses available also if you need one. 

https://rolleiflex.us/products/hy6-mod-2-camera-body-kit-with-6060-film-back

6000 Batteries and chargers

April 2020

The new factory made charger, the D type, seems to be working well and I'm told by technician Dave Feely at Key Camera Service, that in his testing the NiMH celled batteries are getting fully charged in less time with less heat.  Less heat means longer life.   

While the factory is supplying me with new chargers, they've not had any new 6000 batteries available for months.   I'm in need of dead or old 6000 battery cores for rebuilding.  If you have any just laying around, I'd be happy to buy them from you at $25 each so I can get them rebuilt and out to users.  This will help another Rolleiflex user in need!  Thank you!

Factory releases Type D charger for Rolleiflex 6000 series and Lens control S batteries

The older C-Type charger has been out of production for some time, and I'm happy to announce that the factory has come up with a new charger solution for the batteries.  These work with the NiMH celled batteries and will charge the ones with higher capacity cells all the way up.   I'm stocking the ones with power supplies with US plugs but have a few protoypes with Euro plugs so if you need one just e-mail me.

https://rolleiflex.us/products/rolleiflex-type-d-charger-for-6000-series-batteries-with-nimh-cells

Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals

Normally I don't participate in these big sale events - partly because Rolleiflex items are not mass produced commodities and also because I don't have much margin to work with.  That said, I do have a number of brand new in box lenses that I would be happy to find good homes for and I'm happy to make deals on. 

Just write me an e-mail if you want one and I'll send you a discount code for it.

Here's the list - all brand new in sealed boxes:

  • 150mm AFD PQS lens - 1 available
  • 180mm AFD PQ lenses - 1 available
  • 90mm PQS APO Macro Lens - 1 available
  • 80mm AFD PQS lenses - 2 available
  • 150mm PQS Sonnar - 1 available

And factory refurbished:

  • 50mm AF PQS
  • 50mm AFD PQS