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Anyone here using a Rolleiflex Hy6?
Old 02-28-2018   #1
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Anyone here using a Rolleiflex Hy6?


DW Photo in Germany is still producing the Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod. 2:

Is anyone here using a Rolleiflex Hy6?
And if yes, what are your experiences?

Thanks and cheers, Jan
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Old 03-06-2018   #2
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Hi Henning, I use the complete Rollei System and yes, the great Hy6 camera. You can read a german blog entry about that system:

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Old 03-06-2018   #3
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Thank you for this info, I have a Rolleiflex 6002 and there is a lot of info here.
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I've used a SLX and now shoot a 6008-Integral... predecessors of the Hy6. The glass for these cameras is reputed the best Zeiss glass ever according to Zeiss's own engineers. Great camera. We rebuilt the battery to use Lipo and the battery life is amazing (see article on Photrio). Note that the dealer in the USA has lots of equipment on hand - some is on the website, more is not. Eric offers Rolleis as a very great resource with fair prices.
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The Rolleiflex system was my main camera system for many years. Cameras owned included the 6008I, 6008I2, 6008AF, Hy6. As mentioned above, the lenses are fantastic.

Sadly, due to many electrical failures, increasing repair costs and dwindling parts, I abandoned the system some years ago.
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Probably the least popular slr system, but so good!!
I recently got a new battery for my slx and I'm curious
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Wish I were rich! Looks wonderful.
Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
Mostly 35mm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdarnton
Large format: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeldarnton
What? You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear
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