What will happen to Franke & Heidecke?

The previous rumors were that Franke & Heidecke would be shutting down its operations for good, but now the latest report from Germany brings some hope to the 89 years old company, producer of the Rollei cult-camera (Google translation):

"In a first extension were 20 employees for outstanding work for two weeks engaged in early October. After this period, a new intermediate solution could be realized by the end of October."

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  • Chris_M

    They should make a digital TLR (square sensor, normal lens etc.). I would buy one. Maybe two.

  • Marvin8

    I’m thinking that this camera has been at the top of the rumors page for FAR FAR too long.

  • ken elliott

    Roliflex medium format SLR’s are fantastic cameras. They also made cameras for Leaf. I was really sad to see them go. Glad that there is hope for them.

  • Anonymous

    these things are awesome. they need to find a way to make a digital version.

    • Sky

      The digital version which looks like the old cameras.. this would be awesome!

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