Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New film camera - Fuji GF670 / Voigtlander 667

This is a new medium format FILM camera. In Japan, it will be known as the Fujifilm GF670. Outside of Japan, it will be known as the Voigtlander Bessa III 667.

Apparently will be either 6x6 or 6x7 by changing a curtain.
A true dual format camera.

It will be available worldwide in the Spring of 2009.

Very cool.

Thank you to Andreas Theil for these photos.

Text on the sheet next to the display:

The GF670 is a highly portable, folding bellows camera that allows extremely high-quality images to be taken using a high-performance lens unit. The camera is equipped with a unique mechanism for switching between two film formats, 6x7 and 6x6 cm.

The GF670 was jointly developed by Fujifilm Corporation and Cosina Co., Ltd. Fujifilm will be responsible for Japan sales, while Cosina will sell the product outside of Japan as the Voigtländer BESSA III.

Official announcements of the release of the product will be made soon.

Technical specifications.

Folding camera with coupled rangefinder
Film choice 120/220 film
6x7 cm (120-10 exp. / 220-20 exp.)
6x6 cm (120-12 exp. / 220-24 exp.)
80 mm/f3.5 (4 groups 6 elements)
Bright frame-type viewfinder
Automatic parallax compensation
Integral LED exposure metering indications
Electronically controlled lens shutter. 4-1/500 sec, B
Exposure control: SPD Sensor
Center-weighted averaging system
Aperture priority AE and manual switchover
Exposure compensation approx 2EV in 1/3EV steps
Film speed: Manual setting, ISO25-3200 (1/3EV step accuracy)
Manual film wind by winding knob
Mechanical-type counter
120/220 (changeable)
6x7/6x6 (changeable)
CR2 (3v) lithium battery

Be sure to check out http://www.flickr.com/groups/voigtlander667/































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