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RE: [Rollei] Visit to Rollei - ideal TLR

Interesting Robert but as film slowly disappears it would have to have a
digital back or sensor to be of value to photographers today.
BTW, of the 6 points you make the first two are the Koni-Omegaflex,
problem was the size and weight.
#5 was partially implemented but it did have close up attachments. Again
it is a behemoth of a TLR.

Peter K

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fox, Robert [mailto:RFox  ]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 3:11 PM
> To: rollei  us
> Subject: RE: [Rollei] Visit to Rollei - ideal TLR
> This visit to Rollei factory got me thinking:  I think it would be fun
> for us to identify the features of the "ultimate" TLR. I know, some
> people think the ultimate TLR already exists, but I think if all the
> best features of existing TLRs were put into one camera, 
> along with some
> fresh ideas.
> Here are my ideas for the "Ultimate TLR":
> 1) Easy to change range of hi quality lenses covering ultra wide to
> telephoto focal range; lenses have built-in hoods;
> 2) Interchangeable film magazines for 120/220 so ready-loaded backs
> could be used;
> 3) Best technology for combination ambient/flash/spot metering with
> selectable modes;
> 4) Built-in lightweight motor drive that could be detached easily if
> desired;
> 5) Built-in bellows extension, plus specially designed macro lens for
> closeups;
> 6) Pop-out lcd panel that would show all chosen stats/modes, 
> so none of
> that would clutter the viewfinder, yet still be available as needed;
> What else????
> R.J.