Rolleiflex 2.8 FX Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex Camera
The Rollei 2.8GX
The major difference between the 2.8GX camera and the 2.8FX is mainly cosmetic. The camera is covered with embossed brown alligator calf leather. Chrome plated edges at the back complete the camera's sophisticated & elegant look. The logo on the the camera's front is the same one which adorned Rolleiflex cameras of the 1930s.
The tried and true carrying strap eyelets of earlier models have been returned. The legendary Rollei twin-lens reflex camera complete with an 80 mm Planar f/2.8 HFT lens; features a protective lens cap, carrying strap along with a size III filter bayonet.
A Photographic Legend
Photography certainly has its legends. The twin-lens Rolleiflex for 6x6cm is undoubtly one of these legends. When initially introduced in 1929, this style camera was an immediate sensation while the principle behind it was a real act of genius. The Rolleiflex has been a decisive influence on the history of photography over decades. Wherever an event occurred that was factor in the course of history, someone was using a Rolllei capturing it on film.
This is the very reason twin-lens reflex camera enthusiasts and top professional photographers have repeatedly asked Rollei to persist with this classic camera design - however with all the additional advantages of modern technology. The end result is the Rolleiflex 2.8 FX; classic twin-lens design with the engineering features of a modern automatic Rolleiflex camera.