Rolleiflex meets Instax Kickstarter

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    Re-badged and more expensive!
     
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    $400 (US) for an instax camera...

    In the space of the 5 hours it's been since I went to bed and woke up (just now) they've almost quadrupled their original goal and have practically sold out of every package they are offering.
     
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    $525 CDN... I'll stick with my cheapy Instax camera.
     
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    I get the appeal of wanting to shoot Instax film on a camera where you can have control of the image's exposure and DOF through aperture control. But, $470 or whatever they're charging is ABSURD. They look a lot more like a plastic Lubitel than a Rollei.

    For comparison, I thought it would be cool to shoot Instax film on an old manual camera, so I paid $35 for a Busch Pressman 2x3 with 11 film holders, $20 for an Instax mini camera, and $13 for two packs of film. I can load the film in the holders, expose them, an load them in the camera for processing. So, for $65 I have a very nice way to shoot Instax film. It's a little more tedious than just popping in a cartridge and shooting, but if it saves me $400, that's fine.

    Plus, I can shoot actual film with this thing so it's so much more versatile. That's a lot of money to spend on a 1 trick pony.

    Now, if someone would make an instax back for 2x3 cameras...
     
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    There are several Rolleis. This entity here just holds the brand name and uses it for rebranding. They never manufactured cameras.
     
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    It's jarring to see the authentic vintage Rolleis, and pictures taken with them, next to this Instax.
     
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    It's a sick joke. The Rollei name is being brutality misused and it's pure deception trading on the Rolleiflex brand name and history.

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    +1 what this guy says. If this is a Rollei, I'm Abe Lincoln.
     
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    If anything it is a rehash of the Rolleimagic, which failed miserably. Why not give use a proper lens, aperture, and shutter? In fact, even the Rolleimagic has some level of override for the auto exposure system.
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    No way to take a picture in the snow with any automatic instax camera. You need to put the instax film in a camera with a proper lens, aperture and shutter.
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    This is the best solution I have seen so far to use instax film in a Rolleiflex TLR:
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    It looks like they're succeeding with this cheapness, so perhaps they'll find another turd to put the Rolleiflex name on (a Holga type camera or whatever) and make some more quick money. It's too bad.
     
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