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Comparative Chart 1976 - 1989

Rolleiflex SLX, 6006, 6002 and 6006 model 2 cameras

Item Description SLX ‘Old Face’
SLX 2 ‘New Face’
6006 6002 6006 model 2
Camera type Single Lens Reflex system camera. Electronic micro-processor control, shutter priority exposure control, centre-weighted metering, automatic TTL flash control(not SLX) and motorised film transport (up to 1.5 frames/sec). Electronically controlled leaf shutter from 1/500 to 30 sec plus B and T driven by Direct Drive linear motor integrated in each lens. yes yes yes yes
Micro-processor generation 1 1 1 1
Production years 09/1976 - 12/1979
09/1978 - 07/1985
01/1984 - 04/1989 04/1986 - 07/1990 04/1989 - 01/1993
Frame size 6×6 cm, 4.5×6 cm, 6×4.5 cm (2¼×2¼ in, 1⅝×2¼ in, 2¼×1⅝ in). yes yes yes yes
Film types 120 and 220 roll film for 12/24 exposures of 6×6 or 6×4.5 cm or 16/32 exposures of 4.5×6 cm; Polaroid film packs for 10 exposures. yes yes yes yes
Film speed Can be set on Magazine 6006 or film back in ⅓ stop increments from ISO 25/15° to 6400/39°. no no no no
Can be set on camera body in ⅓ stop increments from ISO 25/15° to 6400/39°. yes yes yes yes
Digital Can be used with various digital backs no no no no
Focussing 3 Zones Auto Focus-H sensor no no no no
Auto Focus with dedicated AF-lenses no no no no
Manual, Focus Confirmation with non-AF lenses no no no no
Manual, no Focus Confirmation yes yes yes yes
Supported lenstypes Original Non-PQ lenses (“HFT”) yes yes yes yes
PQ lenses limited limited limited limited
PQS lenses no no no no
AF Lenses (with aperture ring) no limited limited limited
AFD Lenses (without aperture ring) no no no no
Exposure metering 1. Centre and bottom-weighted multi-zone metering with 7 Silicon photocells in five groups behind the instant-return mirror no no no no
2. Spot metering in centre of focusing screen by special photo diode, 3% of frame area no no no no
3. Multi spot metering by metering and averaging up to 5 individual values no no no no
4. Automatic stray-light compensation during metering and exposure yes yes yes yes
5. Centre-weighted integral metering with 3 Silicon photocells behind the instant-return mirror yes yes yes yes
Exposure modes 1. Shutter priority AE yes yes yes yes
2. Aperture priority AE no no no no
3. Program AE (sets aperture and speed automatically with fast-speed bias) no no no no
4. Manual metering in steps of ⅓ stop. yes yes yes yes
Metering range In EV at ISO 100/21°, f/2.8 lens 3 to 18 3 to 18 3 to 18 3 to 18
In EV at ISO 100/21°, f/2 lens
Meter key Meter key also triggers metering range check, battery check, aperture indication, DOF check. yes yes yes yes
Exposure correction 1. Manually in ⅓ stops from -4⅔ to +2 stops. no no no no
2. Auto bracketing (S± position) with ±⅔ stop no no no no
Automatic flash control with dedicated (Metz) system flash units TTL flash metering off the film plane via additional Silicon photo diode for full flash illumination or fill-in2 flash. Flash-ready and auto-check signals in viewfinder for ISO 25-1600. no yes2 yes2 yes2
Flash synchronisation from 1/500 to 30 s with all shutter speeds. yes yes yes yes
Hot shoe with contacts for dedicated (Metz) flash units in conjuction with Rollei SCA adaptor. no yes yes yes
Rollei Adaptor type (SCA 356 + SCA 300 A cable) for dedicated (Metz) flash units. no SCA 356 SCA 356 SCA 356
SCA category of dedicated flash units. no SCA 300 SCA 300 SCA 300
Studio flash metering From 1/500 sec to 30 sec with all shutter speeds. yes yes yes yes
From 1/1000 sec to 30 sec with all shutter speeds. no no no no
Pre-flash TTL Pre-flash TTL exposure metering with studio flash units, in conjunction with SCA 3562 adaptor. no no no no
Release Solenoid-controlled, on right-hand side of camera front and on shutter speed dial. yes yes yes yes
Mechanical cable release yes yes yes no
Remote control release yes yes yes yes
Depth of field preview By pressing the meter key in shutter priority AE mode. yes yes yes yes
Lens mount Rollei bayonet fitting with 10-pin terminal strip to transmit aperture and shutter data. Maintains full exposure control even with bellows, extension tubes and retro adaptor. yes yes yes yes
Lenses, interchangeable Manual Focus PQ Zeiss and Schneider lenses and Zeiss EL lenses to be used in modes 1 (Shutter Priority AE) and 4 (Manual metering with working-aperture only). yes yes yes yes
Manual Focus PQS Zeiss and Schneider lenses to be used in modes 1 (Shutter Priority AE) and 4 (Manual metering with working-aperture only). no no no no
Manual Focus lenses without PQ(S) or EL specification to be used in modes 1 (Shutter Priority AE) and 4 (Manual metering with working-aperture only). yes yes yes yes
Auto Focus lenses to be used with manual focusing in modes 1 (Shutter Priority AE) and 4 (Manual metering with working-aperture only). yes yes yes yes
AFD auto focus lenses of Hy6. no no no no
Multiple exposures With film advance disengaged in ME position of camera switch. Mirror returns after each exposure. no no yes yes
Reflex mirror Instant-return mirror with partially transmitting multi-coating and pneumatic mirror brake, pre-releasable by Remote Control and/or switch. Exposure settings can still be changed after mirror pre-release. yes yes yes yes
Finder System Folding finder hood with swing-out magnifier, can be exchanged for 45° prism finder, 90° eye-level finder or rigid hood. Interchangeable focusing screens. yes yes yes yes
Bright focusing screen standard standard standard standard
High-D extra bright screen option option option option
LED Finder display Digital LEDs for:
  1. Aperture
  2. Shutter speeds (in ⅓ stop increments).
  3. Exposure compensation with metered manual mode.
  4. Exposure correction
  5. Exposure lock
  6. Spot/multi-spot mode
  7. Flash-ready and auto-check
  8. Battery condition
  9. Exposure displays can be switched off.
  10. Display mirrored when using prism finder.
no no no no
LCD Finder display LCD display with:
  1. Aperture
  2. Aperture Priority
  3. Shutter Speed
  4. Shutter Priority
  5. Exposure Lock
  6. Manual Exposure Compensation
  7. Metering Characteristics
  8. Manual Focus / Indicator
  9. Flash Check and Pre-check
  10. Exposure Correction
  11. Format vertical / horizontal for 4.5×6 back
  12. Frame Counter
  13. Battery Status
no no no no
Film transport Automatic with built-in high performance motor. Single exposures and continuous exposures up to 1.5 fps. 1.5 0.7 0.7 0.7
Automatic film advance to frame 1 and film advance to end of film after last exposure. yes yes yes yes
Power supply Rechargeable battery. NiCad or NiMH cells.
Camera specific fuse.
Several generations of chargers.
yes yes yes yes
Cable to feed Charger N from the car battery. option yes yes yes
Power Interface. Replaces the System battery in the camera and connects to a number of external power supplies. Needs 12 - 18 V DC, at least 200 mA. yes yes yes yes
Action grip Clicks in 4 positions for use with all finders. Removable, with removable leather hand strap. no no no no
Interchangeable magazines SLX interchangeable film backs 6×6/120+220, 4.5×6/120+220 with frame counter, film type reminder, SLX film insert. No dark slide. yes no no no
Magazine 6006: 6×6/120, 6×6/220, 4.5×6/120, 4.5×6/220 with built-in laminar draw slide, frame counter, no film-speed input, default ISO, film type reminder and pre-loadable System 6000 film insert. no standard no standard
Magazine 6000: 6×6/120, 6×6/220, 4.5×6/120, 4.5×6/220 with built-in laminar draw slide, frame counter, film-speed input, film type reminder and pre-loadable System 6000 film insert. no limited3 no limited3
Magazine 4560: 4.5×6/120 used with Adaptor frame 4560 (#10776), can be mounted in either ‘landscape’ or ‘portrait’ format,frame counter, film-speed input, film type reminder and pre-loadable dedicated Film Insert 4560. no no no no
Rolleiflex 6002 film backs 6×6/120, 6×6/220, 4.5×6/120 and 4.5×6/220 with frame counter, film type reminder, System 6000 film insert. No dark slide. no no yes no
Rolleiflex SLX Polaroid magazines for 10 exposures on Instant Pack Film5 with slide and without slide. Film speed to be set on the camera. yes no no no
Rolleiflex 6000 Polaroid magazine for 10 exposures on Instant Pack Film5 with slide and film speed input. Film speed to be set on the camera. (Film speed of magazine is only transmitted to 6008 and later.) yes yes no? yes
Connections 14-pin universal plug connection. Function may differ. yes yes yes yes
Quick release tripod coupling with ¼ and ⅜ in tripod mount. yes yes yes yes
Serial interface for digital backs or PC to control camera modes, via camera contacts on the magazine interface. no no no no
Dimensions With interchangeable back/magazine, without lens (mm) w106×d108×h138 w112×d127×h138 w112×d127×h138 w112×d108×h138
Weight Without lens (g) 1250 1450 1450 1230

Notes

[2]
When using TTL-flash metering Fill-in flash is not as expected. What you want is to use ambient light and to add a small amount of flash; what you get is full auto-flash and you can cut back on ambient light only. That‘s the other way around. For Fill-in flash change from TTL to the Auto exposure function of the flash unit. This was amended with the Integral 2 and the AF. Back
[3]
The film speed is to be set on the camera. There is no transmission of film speeds from the magazine to the camera. Back
[5]
Polaroid Pack Films Guide. The Polaroid Pack Films Guide from the former Polaroid web-site. For users of the Polaroid pack film backs. You will need the 2¼×3¼ in size. Polaroid Pack Film is not availabe anymore and is not coming back through The Impossible Project. The machines were scrapped. Fujifilm also stopped producing Pack Film FP-100C. Back

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