Say Hello to the Rolleiflex Instant Kamera
The legendary Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera is back… in a very different style. Rollei today announced the new Rolleiflex Instant Kamera, a TLR instant camera that shoots Fuji Instax Mini film.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve manufactured twin lens reflex cameras, but we’re proud to introduce you to the newest addition to the Rolleiflex Camera family,” Rollei writes.
The very first Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera was launched back in 1927, and the company continued to develop and refine the camera design over the following years and decades. The final Rolleiflex was released in the 1960s, “leaving only vintage cameras behind for true photography enthusiasts,” Rollei says.
But now, three years after the Rolleiflex factory was liquidated at auction and just after the 90th birthday of the first TLR, the brand is being brought back from the dead in the form of an instant camera.
- Instant picture camera in high class retro style
- Keep control on your image: Set the aperture manually, Focus manually, Use exposure compensation. Choose short or long exposure time
- Double exposure to create special picture effects
- Bokeh effect
- Long time exposure with up to 10 seconds
The camera features a twin-lens reflex system with a Fresnel anti-glare coated viewfinder that allows you to shoot the camera from waist-level while looking down at it — a built-in magnifier lets you see finer details while using the manual focus system (operated using a dial on the side).
With a weight of 525g (~18.5oz) and dimensions of 141x102x80mm (~5.55x4x3.15in), the camera is 30% slimmer than traditional TLR cameras.