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RE: [Rollei] Can someone describe the Rollei 2.8 FX?
- Subject: RE: [Rollei] Can someone describe the Rollei 2.8 FX?
- From: Sven Keller <keller.schaefer
- Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 10:38:54 +0100 (MET)
- References: <18.104.22.168.20011119010826.006a21cc >
I think this not only has to do with economics or available tooling.
The feeler mechanism surely is an expensive feature but it could be
redesigned and new tooling made. But what would you gain?
In 1937 the feeler mechanism was THE difference that gave the camera the
edge on speed and technology. It was the fastest camera available, at least with
a decent film format. It embodied what could ultimately be done with purely
mechanical means. This to me also explains what makes it so desirable.
Today, we happily accept that when using a TLR we are rather on the 'slow'
side of photography. Auto exposure and autofocus (unreachable or even
unthinkable then) have taken over and a TLR does no longer compete in that field.
What would you gain with a feeler mechanism in a GX or FX? 2 seconds per
The feeler mechanism simply does not matter for todays GX - its history.
> At 12:35 AM 11/19/01 -0500, Austin Franklin wrote:
> >That still goes back to my initial question, why no one else used it, or
> >similar mechanism, or why Rollei didn't adapt it to the GX etc.?
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