sábado, marzo 13, 2010

Rollei Large Format Camera

The Rollei LFC camera was designed and built by Dr. Wester-Ebbinghaus (photogrammetric parameters) and engineer Claus Prochnow (mechanical and electronic construction) from Rollei.
This camera was a terrestrial photogrammetric camera dedicated to the Airbus aircrafts industry, they needed exact images about the airplane fuselage parts to preview the way they would match because these parts were manufactured in different countries. The viewfinder was a modified Rollei 3003 camera QBM mount with parallax compensation (you can get an idea about the camera size comparing them). It used interchangeable Schneider Super Symmar 5,6/165mm and 5,6/210 lenses, the format was 230mm x 230mm (9"x 9"), it was provided with a 290 frames film magazin, it had an incorporated ring flash and central shutter with motor (1/125 to 4 sec shutter speeds). A microprocessor controlled the camera functions via several motors, the reseau had 12996 crosses. The camera was built from 1989 to 1995 and 10 units were made only.
(c) Carlos Manuel Freaza 2010 (technical info and image from Rollei Fototechnik leaflet and Claus Prochnow's Rollei Report V book and others Web resources).

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