Rolleiflex 4,0 FT
In 2007, the Rolleiflex 4,0 FT was released as a modern re-design of the tele twin-lens reflex camera, the Tele Rolleiflex from 1959. The camera was later distributed by DHW Fototechnik in 2010 after the closure of Rollei.
It features a newly designed Tele Xenar 135mm f/4 HFT lens by Schneider Kreuznach with a size IV filter bayonet. The new lens has a reduced minimum focusing distance, from the 2.5 meters of the old Tele Rolleiflex to just 1.5 meters. This was achieved by a complete re-design of the focusing mechanism.
It is designed using the Rolleiflex 2,8 FX as a base.
The qualities of this lens together with the shorter focusing distance makes this suitable for portraiture.
- Format : 12 exposures of 6 x 6 cm on 120 type rollfilm.
- Taking lens: Schneider Tele-Xenar 1:4 f=135mm, HFT coating.
The lens name was later changed in Tele-Apogon by DHW Fototechnik.
- Viewing lens: Heidosmat 1:4 f=135mm.
- Filter Bayonet : Both lenses, size 4.
- Shutter: Copal leafshutter. Speeds 1 to 1/500 sec. and B.
- Flash synchronisation : Accessory shoe with system contacts. X-sync socket.
On film flash measurement with a single SI photo element.
- Lighmeter system : Coupled, Centre-weighted average metering by two SI photo elements
behind the finder mirror, Five-LED display in viewfinder.
- Film speed settings : 25 to 6400 ISO.
- Dimensions WxDxH: 109 x 136 x 147 mm
- Weight: 1390 grams
- Claus Prochnow, Rollei Report 2, third edition, Braunschweig, Lindemanns Verlag, 2008, ISBN 3-89506-220-0.