Rolleiflex Gold Edition gilded in 14-carat gold to capture golden moments


Franke & Heidecke had announced the Rolleiflex Gold Edition at Photokina 2008 and planned to release it this year, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera’s debut in 1929. But due to recent financial problems, it was unsure whether this special edition would see the light of the day. But thanks to a German retailer called Spürsinn this camera is all set to become a reality. The specialist retailer is now taking orders for the Rolleiflex Gold Edition. A collector’s edition, it comprises of a Rolleiflex 4.0 FW with a Schneider Super Angulon 4,0/50 mm HFT, a Rolleiflex 2.8 FX with a Zeiss Planar 2,8/80 mm HFT and a Rolleiflex 4.0 FT with a Schneider Tele-Xenar 4,0/135 mm HFT, all gilded in 14-carat gold. The three gilded TLRs will come in an exclusive package.

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The made to order camera will include an exclusive illustrated book in which every stage of the manufacturing will be documented. Priced at a whopping €29,500 ($38,500) including 19% VAT, the presentation box with all three cameras will be delivered free of charge worldwide personally by the management of Spürsinn.
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[Photographyblog]