This was revolutionary at the time, and a precursor to today's 600 and Spectra films.The SX-70 has a folding body design, a 4-element 116mm f/8 glass lens, and an automatic exposure system.The camera allows manual focus as close as 26.4cm (10.4"), and has a shutter speed range from 1/175s to more than 10 seconds.A variety of models was offered, though all share the same basic design.All models feature an electronically controlled 'flash-bar' socket across the top of the camera, for insertion of a 10-times use flashbulb unit.
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Though not too earth shattering by today's standards, the Rollei 35 was truly revolutionary for its time when it was the smallest full frame 35 in the world.
Never before had such quality construction with a sharp lens been combined in such a small package.
Initially production was in Germany, with Zeiss lenses.
After several years, production was switched to Singapore with lenses made by Rollei under license from Zeiss.