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News, Tech Tips, Updates
AFi-ii 10 and Sinar eMotion 75LV digital backs available

Currently I have two digital backs available for sale:

  • AFi-ii 10  56mp back with revolving sensor and articulating screen - will work with AFi, Hy6 and Hy6 mod2 cameras.  This back has the widest sensor ever made and a 3::2 crop ratio.  It can be set to shoot 3::4 or even square in sensor flex mode.  When shooting square it still gives you approx a 37mp resolution and 3::4 a 45mp resolution.  
  • Sinar eMotion 75LV - 33mp back with internal RAM and CF card slot - will work with AFi and Hy6 (but not Hy6 Mod2).  Produces a very film like file that is very nice and this is one of the most affordable used digital backs for the Hy6 available.  Uses an adapter plate for each camera and comes with the Hy6 plate, but it can be swapped out easily to go on different cameras if you need.  
One last Hy6 Mod2 Kit with 6060 film back left

I've got several new Hy6 Mod2 bodies left, but only one 6060 film back (new) left available. I will sell this with a new Hy6 Mod2 and AFD 80 as a kit.   There may be new 6060 film backs available next year from DW-Photo, but at the moment its hard to know when or even if. 

I do have two used Hy6 bodies with used 6060 film backs available now, and will be photographing and listing them soon. 

New in stock

RC-100 remote release for Hy6, AFi, and Hy6 Mod2 bodies back in stock

Type C chargers - limited new stock

Some other items back in stock

X-Act2 lens boards and accessories fit the Novoflex Balpro T/S

Here's a more compact sort of mini X-Act2…. 

Nathan Wright of Ohm-Image has posted an interesting review of the Novoflex Balpro T/S showing how you could use your Rollei lenses and X-Act2 lens boards and accessories with the Balpro.  You can also get camera mounts and accessories from Novoflex to mount different cameras such as the A7R to the Balpro which presumably will also fit on the X-Act2 - hmm….  Anyone tried this? 

Balpro T/S review by Nathan Wright

Novoflex website  Balpro camera and lens mounts

DHW factory tour #1
Focusing Screen Sizes for all Rolleiflex SLR and TLR cameras

Here is a little bit of information that I think might be useful for those shopping for focusing screens:

 All the Rollei TLRs with non-interchangeable hoods can take the same size screen (56 mm x 62.5 mm, vertical orientation) by the use of the appropriate spacers (that I include with the installation kit for the particular model).  Those are the Rolleiflex models E, D, C, B, A, all Automats, all PreWWII models (except for the very first model which used 616 film, which requires a special size screen); the Rolleicord models I, II, III, IV, V (also called Va).

All the Rollei TLRs with interchangeable hoods (prior to the GX) take the same size screen (64 mm x 68 mm).  These are the Rolleiflex models E2, E3, F, F12/24, T, Wide Angle Rollei, Tele-Rollei, RolleiMagic, and the Rolleicord Vb.  Also, some non-interchangeable hood models may have been changed to interchangeable hood cameras by repair technicians.

The later Rolleiflex TLR models GX, FX, FW, and FT take a third size screen (55.5 mm x 62.25 mm, horizontal orientation). This is the same size as the SLR cameras from SL 66, SLX, 6000 Series and finally Hy6

Rolleiflex SLR models SL66, SL66E, SLX, the 6000 series cameras, and the Hy6 take the same size screen (55.5 mm x 62.25 mm, horizontal orientation). 

Purple files issue with Hasselblad/Imacon digital backs on the 6000 series explained

For a long time I had gotten occasionally a funny magenta or purple image with my iXpress or Imacon / Hasselblad digital backs on my Rollei 6008AF body.  I figured that sometimes a file just gets corrupted or hit a bad spot on the memory card or there was a loose cable, but on one occasion I had a number of these purple files in one shoot.       I sent some files to Hasselblad Support a few years back and Paul Claesson wrote a very informative e-mail with the explanation.   I found this recently looking through old e-mails and figured this might help someone and am posting it here.  To make the story short - the answer is the mirror up button is not 100% supported with their digital backs on the 6000 series Rolleiflex's.    

The long answer with a better explanation is below in Paul's e-mail:

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Mr. Hiss,

Most apologies for the long delay.

I consulted with corporate support in Denmark regarding your questions.

When you make a capture on the 6008AF, without using the mirror up function. The digital back gets a pre sync signal, to stop the sensor reading out lines and make it ready to receive the image, before the shutter opens.  
If you use the mirror up function, the back doesn't get the pre sync signal, and is not ready for the capture. If you are using a fast shutter speed, the images will get a magenta colorcast and if you zoom in them you will see
a pattern. If you use a slow shutter speed, or capture tethered from the computer, the images will be fine.




Mirror up not used




Paul Claesson
Hasselblad Technical Support

 

 

DHW Sliding back for X-Act2

Did you know that DHW-Fototechnik makes a sliding back for their X-Act2 Cameras?

Here's a picture of what it looks like and the different components that go into it.  The sliding back takes a viewfinder adapter piece and a digital back adapter insert plate.   Shown are the Rolleiflex 6000 series viewfinder adapter piece and the Hy6 adapter piece.  The DHW sliding back adapter with the Hy6 insert fitted gets the sensor about 6mm closer to the lens than the Kapture Group sliding adapter which means a lot for work with wide lenses. 

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