Update 3 April 2023:
This news turned out to be a prank, which has disappointed a lot of Rolleiflex lovers. The Twitter account that is quoted below is now renamed to RolleiFans. It started out as a student prank, but the owner is now apologising to the photographic community.
According to a tweet on the official Rolleiflex Twitter account, Rolleiflex is to bring the TLR into the digital age. The release date is set to 4 April 2023.
The specs of this digital Rolleiflex TLR are as follows (again according to the Twitter account):
- 70mm f2.8 lens
- Magnesium alloy body
- Fully weather sealed
- Standard waist level finder with focusing screen, optionally a digital waist level viewfinder with a 3MP 3.2 inch LCD
- 2 SD card slots
- Weight 850 grams
This is truly exciting news and fully in line with the current trend of nostalgia in photography.