Old-School Rolleiflex Camera Gets a Modern Makeover


The popularity of amateur photography has absolutely exploded after the last few years, so this little piece retro-comeback is guaranteed to be a massive hit. Essentially a love-letter to analogue photography, and gives this generation of enthusiastic photographers an opportunity to own and use a little slice of camera history.

German brand Rollei and their original Rolleiflex Instant Kamera TLR (Twin lens reflex) from 1927 will undoubtedly be familiar to camera and photography enthusiasts – and it will see a modern resurrection in October of 2018.

Rollei explored a few ways to revive their Rolleiflex line and ended up brainstorming with a lot of professional and enthusiast photographers as well as experienced technicians. Ultimately, they launched a Kickstarter campaign that was received extremely well, which allowed them to produce a modernised update to the Rolleiflex Instant Kamera.

It’s 30% slimmer than the original, has a twin lens system, built-in flash, several exposure modes, and an aperture control, and is compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini film – which is fortunately still widely available.

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You can check out more about their Kickstarter campaign here, and if you’re interested in getting one for yourself or someone else they’ll be available for $395 (just over R5,000) and will ship in October!

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