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Test reports and other information

 

Test reports and useful information

Philip Greenspun's report on the Rolleiflex 6008 (Photo.net)
PopPhoto.com test report of the Rolleiflex 6008 AF
AVHub ProPhoto test report of the Rolleiflex 6008 AF
Photography Review.com user review on the Rolleiflex 6008 AF
Rolleiflex 6008i report by Wim van Velzen
Dcviews information on the Rolleiflex 6008 AF + PhaseOne DB20p digital bundle
Let's Go Digital announcement on the Rolleiflex 6008 AF + PhaseOne DB20p digital bundle
Rangefinder Magazine test report on the Rolleiflex 6008 AF + PhaseOne DB20p digital bundle
PBase Magazine article on the Rolleiflex 6008 AF + PhaseOne DB20p digital bundle (starting on page 20)
Photo.net user report on the Rolleiflex 6008 AF + PhaseOne DB20p digital bundle
Shooting with the Rolleiflex 6008 AF and Sinar eMotion 22 and eMotion 54 digital backs by Graham Mitchell
ProfiFoto special feature report of the Sinar Hy6
First impressions report of the Hy6 at Photo.net
British Journal of Photography first impressions report of the Hy6
Handling of a prototype Rolleiflex Hy6 camera (German photo magazine Photoscala)
Sinar Hy6 test report by The Luminous Landscape
Sinar Hy6 with eMotion 75 test report by ProfiFoto (2008)
Shooting with the Sinar Hy6 and Sinar eMotion 75 LV by Nicolas Claris
Sinar show case - Graham Mitchell (Rolleiflex 6008 AF and Sinarback eMotion 22 and 54)
Sinar Hy6 professional studio show case - Guido Werner (Hy6 and Sinarback eMotion 75 LV)
Sinar Hy6 show case - Nicolas Claris
Video presentation of the Sinar Hy6
Sinar at Photokina 2008
Review of the Leaf AFi by the British Journal of Photography (January 2008)
Review of the Leaf AFi by 1ProPhoto.com (May 2008)
Review of the Leaf AFi 7 by Digital Photography Pro (May 2008)
Review of the Leaf AFi 7 by Dutch photographer Frank Doorhof
Review of the Leaf AFi-II 10 by Dutch photographer Frank Doorhof
Review of the Leaf Aptus-II 10 on The Luminous Landscape
Leaf testimonial by Dutch photographer Frank Doorhof at Photokina 2008 (YouTube)
Live demo of the Leaf AFi-II 7 (YouTube)
Live demo of the Leaf AFi-II 10 at Photokina 2008 (YouTube)
PopPhoto.com test report of the Schneider AF-Xenotar 80mm f/2.8 PQS lens
PopPhoto.com test report of the Schneider AF-Tele-Xenar 180mm f/2.8 PQS lens
PopPhoto.com test report of the Schneider AF-Variogon 60-140mm f/4.6 PQS lens
MTF charts for Scheider and Zeiss lenses for Rollei
Rolleiflex catalogue 2008
Rolleiflex price list 2008 from US distributor MSM (on the high side)

 

Company information

Rollei on Wikipedia
Franke & Heidecke website
DHW Fototechnik website (under construction)
Images from the Franke & Heidecke stand at Photokina 2006
Film from a factory tour at Franke & Heidecke in November 2006 (German photo magazine Photoscala) - Apple QuickTime format
Images from a factory tour at Franke & Heidecke in November 2006 (German photo magazine Photoscala)
Images on the Hy6 production at the Franke & Heidecke factory (German photo magazine Photoscala)
Personal images from a factory tour at Franke & Heidecke in July 2008

 

Company magazine

Quadrat issue 1 (2007) in English
Quadrat issue 1 (2007) in German
Quadrat issue 2 (2008) in English
Quadrat issue 2 (2008) in German

 

Other useful links

Rolleiflex on Wikipedia
Sinar on Wikipedia
Leaf on Wikipedia
The Dutch Rolleiflexclub
Sample Rolleiflex 6008 AF images on PBase
 

 

Sales, service and repair

Sales, service and repair of the Rolleiflex 6008 AF and Hy6 systems, as well as Sinar Hy6 and Leaf AFi bodies, is offered by DHW Fototechnik GmbH (successor to Franke & Heidecke GmbH). Contact details:

DHW Fototechnik GmbH
Salzdahlumer Straße 196
D-38126 Braunschweig (Germany)
Phone: + 49 (531) 6800100
Fax: +49 (531) 6800295
General email: info@dhw-fototechnik.de Web: www.franke-heidecke.net and www.dhw-fototechnik.de (under construction)

Good points of contact:

Service hotline: +49 (531) 6800425 (Monday till Friday between 9:00h and 15:00h)
Manilla Brauner
Email: m.brauner@dhw-fototechnik.de
Katharina Hartje (head of sales and personnel, deputy CEO)
Phone: +49 (531) 6800348
Email: k.hartje@dhw-fototechnik.de


Hans Hartje, CEO
Phone: +49 (531) 6800315
Email: h.hartje@dhw-fototechnik.de


Reiner Schönrock
Phone: +49 (531) 6800293
Email: r.schoenrock@dhw-fototechnik.de

For background on DHW Fototechnik see also the page on the Hy6 camera on this site.

Several repair centers are offering support for most Rolleiflex products (including Rollei 35, 6000-series, twin-lens systems, slide projectors). Exception are the Hy6 and AFi systems, which must be serviced by DHW in Braunschweig or by Sinar Photography AG in Zürich. Addresses of external service centers in Germany:

Wiese Fototechnik, Danziger Straße 47-49, 20099 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 8503490 Fax: +49 (40) 8511221
E-mail: info@wiese-fototechnik.de Web: www.wiese-fototechnik.de

Marland & Co, Handjerystraße 18, 12159 Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 85228 91 Fax: +49 (30) 8514009

Herbert Geißler, Lichtensteinstraße 75, 72770 Reutlingen
Phone: +49 (70) 7292970 Fax: +49 (70) 722069

Mitterreiter GmbH, Balanstraße 228, 81549 München
Phone: +49 (89) 682233 Fax: +49 (89) 686987

Foto- und Filmgeräte Service GmbH, Petzvalstraße 56a, 38104 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 (531) 237250 Fax: +49 (531) 2372511

Paepke Fototechnik, Siemensstraße 43, 40227 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (211) 9868880 Fax: +49 (211) 98688829
E-mail: paepke-fototechnik@gmx.de Web: www.paepke-fototechnik.de

Herbert Geißler, Friedrich Ebert - Straße 21, 90537 Feucht bei Nürnberg
Phone: +49 (91) 2870760 Fax: +49 (91) 28707636

Addresses for worldwide repair facilities can be found here.

Contact details of Sinar Photography AG:

Farbhofstraße 21
CH-8048 Zürich (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 (44) 2178030
Fax: +41 (44) 2178050
Email: info@sinar.ch Web: www.sinar.ch

And finally, I would like to thank former head of marketing of Franke & Heidecke, Dietmar Kanzer, who introduced me into the wonderful world of Rolleiflex and whose advice has always been excellent.