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    HY6 mod2

    Heard that Rollei Hy6 mod2 is coming in Sept. , any more info ?

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    That's interesting. Where did you hear that? 9daysHK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH21 View Post
    That's interesting. Where did you hear that? 9daysHK?
    That would be really awesome, especially if offer mod/upgrade to existing Hy6!

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Heard from China Rollei sole agent.

    http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1053538-1-1-1.html

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    How many days of dreaming to go? I could pass on upgrades, if there were some minor improvements....

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    I think a lot of us were expecting to hear something about the 35mm flektagon, but rumor about a 2nd version of the body is really a surprise. It works really very well, but I'd be happy to see what they've come up with if this rumor is real!

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Quote Originally Posted by Anders_HK View Post
    That would be really awesome, especially if offer mod/upgrade to existing Hy6!
    What kind of mod or upgrade that livecoal provide ? I am interested.

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    Lets get this right: so far, a Chinese distributor is mentioning a new model improvement, without details (at least that I could find). No one I know knows anything about this.... it might be true, or it might not be. There are no modifications or upgrades announced as of yet. We all hope for something, but I suppose we will have to wait and see if anything emerges.

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Yes, I also expecting Hy6 will have upgrade model . We'll have answer at photokina 18.-23.09.2012 .

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    I think the Hy6 Mod.2 is the current model, AFi II equivalent and not very new.

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    Somehow this actually does not surprise me. I had a hunch that there might be something in the works when the Credo got the official Hy6 mount blessing. I guess we'll just have to wait a few weeks to see what shakes out.

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    There's not much to improve, but having a real multi-point AF system would be fantastic. The current AF is very accurate but is held back by being a one-point system.
    Can't think of anything else I really want to see improved. Perhaps the switches on the left side could be a little more solid.
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    Yes, the camera is already very good. I can think of some firmware updates that would be useful such as incorporating the white balance sensor already in the camera. I don't use the AF right now very much, but I guess if they had more points I might? There are some areas such as the frame around the grip display that are easy to damage that they might beef up, but overall there are not that many things wrong - and a whole lot of things right about the Hy6.

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    A tad more robust... I had one of the strap lugs come disconnected, beef up the switches, and maybe a removable handle? The rest of it is just lovely...

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    I'm always amazed when I take the lens & back off, and remove the battery from the handle, just how light the body itself is. Truly an elegant machine for capturing images.

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Just found on the newly updated DHW website:

    ""Zur Photokina 2012 stellt DHW Fototechnik eine stark weiterentwickelte Hy6 vor. Sie wird den Namen Hy6 Mod 2 tragen.Durch die vom Lizenzinhaber erhaltenen Rechte sind weitere Modifizierungen (Firmware/Hardware) möglich. Die Produktion der Hy6 Mod 2 sowie des bekannten Zubehörs erfolgt auch weiterhin in Braunschweig."

    or google translated, with a bit of help:

    "At the Photokina 2012 DHW photographic technology presents a strongly developed Hy6. It will bear the name Hy6 mod 2. With rights received from the licensee, further modifications (firmware/hardware) are possible. Production of the Hy6 mod 2, as well as of the famous accessories, continues in Braunschweig."

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Good find Geoff!

    Now we just need to know what's improved and if there will be an option to upgrade existing bodies like before!

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    Same as seems all who use Hy6 I am already very happy with my Hy6 as is. That makes very interesting to find out, indeed what is in line to improve it further??

    What I do find interesting in message on DHW website is: "With rights received from the licensee, further modifications (firmware/hardware) are possible."

    From what I understand rights are with Leaf (thus essentially Phase One), which makes me very curious indeed...

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    There was once a rumor that the Leaf rights ended up with Kodak; if this was true, perhaps DHW was able to negotiate the right to modify the camera with a moribund Kodak having much less interest today.

    Alls to suggest the changes might be minor.... but still quite welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    There was once a rumor that the Leaf rights ended up with Kodak; if this was true, perhaps DHW was able to negotiate the right to modify the camera with a moribund Kodak having much less interest today.

    Alls to suggest the changes might be minor.... but still quite welcome!
    There have been rumors of where were rights, because went rather quiet in wake of Hy6 "messup" years back. What I stated of that rights are with Leaf is indeed from who I know is a reliable source. Perhaps Photokina will clarify?

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    Well it seems pretty clear that DHW has now gotten license to work with both the firmware and the hardware so that's exciting news. I wonder what they have done or plan to do in terms of improvements?

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    The best news is that the Mod 2 will be all black!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell View Post
    The best news is that the Mod 2 will be all black!!
    Lots of R&D for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell View Post
    The best news is that the Mod 2 will be all black!!
    Graham, from where did you get the info?

    Black is interesting because it is Leaf's color. Also since from what was said somewhere that few black bodies were prior produced, the ones prior produced were mainly Rollei and Sinar...

    Best regards,
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    Hi Anders, someone on the 'other' forum forwarded an email from DHW with details about Mod 2. You can send in your camera to be upgraded but unfortunately the body panel upgrade is not included.

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    Here's a pic of the Mod 2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell View Post
    The best news is that the Mod 2 will be all black!!
    Have you heard the rumour about a bright yellow Lamborghini limited edition body, to be released on 19th September?
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    Re: HY6 mod2

    I am no ROLLEI user and I don't know much about the specs .
    But this baby looks very sexy . All in black . No tinplate look in silver-white and black .
    I wish the HY6 a successful revival .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell View Post
    Hi Anders, someone on the 'other' forum forwarded an email from DHW with details about Mod 2. You can send in your camera to be upgraded but unfortunately the body panel upgrade is not included.
    Really interesting. Body even says "made in Germany by DHW".

    Any word on what is new and what is cost for upgrade?

    Best regards,
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    Anders,
    I posted the e-mail from Reiner on Luminous-landscape where I spend most of my time. The cost to upgrade is something like 350 euro for the bodies with v3 firmware already and about double for the upgrade from v 2 bodies since they have to change out more hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EH21 View Post
    Anders,
    I posted the e-mail from Reiner on Luminous-landscape where I spend most of my time. The cost to upgrade is something like 350 euro for the bodies with v3 firmware already and about double for the upgrade from v 2 bodies since they have to change out more hardware.
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    Eric, much thanks.

    Stefan Steib in another thread on new no. 0 Rollei shutter linked article from Photoscala which states same as your posted email;

    photokina 2012: Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod2, Rolleiflex FX-N, Electronic Shutter | photoscala

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    I think Hy6 Mod 2 is more interesting than the new Hassy 5

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    Hey guys, this is really crazy.When I first read this thread about a couple days ago, I thought this might be some foolish rumor.But being just a little late this evening you have almost made me jump into my car and drive those 5 km up to the DHW place.
    I have bought a couple of things from DHW during the last year and would be absolutely happy to see some new stuff emerging from them.I thought the days of camera building or development be gone, here in Braunschweig.
    As though I had offered my Rollei camera here in the forum a couple months ago I wasn't really emotionally up to it.Well it is kind of history for me.

    Thumbs up and all my best wishes for them (hopefully it does not turn out to be just a short dream).
    Regards Helge

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    Yeah it does look good, and better than it has in several years. They were making new cameras and lenses during that time too. I sure hope they do well! Did you see their new electronic shutter? That looks great too! So far no word on the 35mm flektagon so I hope they will announce that in Photokina.
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    This is good news. I think it makes sense given what a lot of people asked for on some of the discussions about dream MF camera's. Does not compete with DF bloodline. Hopefully DHW and Phase/Leaf can keep it all hanging together and not have a Leica moment.

    I hope that big grip thing on the right is removable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wentbackward View Post
    I hope that big grip thing on the right is removable.
    It's not, and it's much more than just a grip. It houses the battery and includes controls.

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Very encouraging news this. Being the only surviving AF camera that can shoot digital as well as 6x6 film, its survival and development is vital. It will be a year or two before I can afford one, but it's an obvious future choice for me.

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    Excellent news - thanks for sharing

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Very encouraging news this. Being the only surviving AF camera that can shoot digital as well as 6x6 film, its survival and development is vital. It will be a year or two before I can afford one, but it's an obvious future choice for me.
    The Hy6 Mod2 should become PHASE/LEAF's flagship .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    The Hy6 Mod2 should become PHASE/LEAF's flagship .
    +888

    Yes, camera is loads better than anything Mamiya has ever accomplished. Plus the lenses; Schneiders, REAL Schneiders completely made in Germany, and top notch with wonderful characters.

    Plus... can upgrade existing camera!

    Aint stepping back to Mamiya ever again

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    Re: HY6 mod2

    I think mostly are software upgrade , hoping the new spec. comes out. But working smoother is a much better & confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollei6008i View Post
    I think mostly are software upgrade , hoping the new spec. comes out.
    Here;

    Current Hy6 / Afi situation


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    Re: HY6 mod2

    great to hear that.

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    From an email from Mike at CTrades, it appears as though they have an upgraded model on offer, and Mike has them priced competitively for those of you in the Euro market. I wish I could justify the move up to one of these, as I have a ton of PQ high-end glass but continue to look for a reasonable back to affix to my like-new 6003 pro that I bought from Mike about 10 years ago. It's just the film part that I want to abandon.

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