Yes, and besides Franke&Heidecke and Kindermann Götschmann in Munich is producing 4,5x6, 6x6 and 6x7 projectors as well. http://www.goetschmann.de/
Originally Posted by kraker
A german online shop devoted to analogue photography has released a new Rollei collectors kit:
In german online media it is stated that the shop wants to set a signal for the ongoing production at Franke & Heidecke.
The kit is said to be delivered in person worldwide and a photo story of the delivery will make part of a publication to come.
This is why they did not make it: € 4100,- for a TLR with no changable optic's....... sorry out of my league !
The "kit" is even € 29.500,-.
That's only a bit shy of € 10.000,- per camera.
So € 4.100 is cheap.
You can get a decent car for € 29.500,-.
I'd rather have the kit.
Dude. Gold plated Rolleiflexes in a wooden display case? That has to be the pimpiest ghastliness I have ever heard.
It's OK for collectors I guess, but I don't think I could bear to have those things in my house. I'd rather spend the money for a minty-good 2.8F, and blow the change on film, a suitably-equipped motorcycle and a ride from Cape Aghulas in South Africa to Nordkapp in Norway, via Braunschweig. And I'd have money left over.
Ah, but what film? I'm leaning towards Tri-X...
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OK a 2.8F and how much film can you get for 29.5 thousand euros?
OK, a decent 2.8F can be got for €1000 - 1500. Leaves €28k. I work it out thusly:
Originally Posted by dpurdy
€5000 -- 1998 Honda Africa Twin 750cc tour-prepped motorcycle
€2000 -- extra equipment (tent, tools, sleeping bag, etc)
€3000 -- 600 rolls of Tri-X (assuming €5/roll; bulk discount may apply)
Leaves €18000 for fuel, repairs, spares, tyres, visas, bribes, accommodation, activities, insurance, even more film since 600 rolls is a bit tight, etc.
Received wisdom in the long-range touring community is that €10,000 in the bank is what it takes to ride across Africa, taking 6 months, avoiding the war-zone(s)-du-jour and doing lots of activities.
I reckon it's more than do-able, and the resulting photo-book will be a zilliion times more interesting than some hoity-toity handover of a display case queen.
Who's with me?
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Dammit. Now I'm eyeing my 2.8F in that certain way. There's a tour-prepped Africa Twin in the garage.
Someone give me €29500 and I'm off...