Press Release Summary:
Double Shoe Adapter and RF PL Filter Set fit Bronica RF645 medium format rangefinder camera. Double shoe adapter allows attachment of Bronica RF20 Speedlight and dedicated external viewfinder included with RF45mm lens. Filter Set includes circular polarizer (PL) filter for camera lens, circular PL filter for viewfinder, and adapter for viewfinder. By using adapter, it is possible to take photographs while verifying effects of filter through viewfinder.
Original Press Release:
Two Accessories Announced For Bronica RF645 Rangefinder
Double Hot Shoe & Circular Polarizer Enhance Ease of Use of Award Winning Rangefinder Camera System December 11, 2001, Commack, New York: Tamron USA, Inc. announced the availability of two accessories for the Bronica RF645 Medium Format Rangefinder Camera. Purchasers of the RF645 have frequently asked for both of the new items: Double Shoe Adapter and RF PL Filter Set. The Bronica Double Shoe Adapter facilitates the simultaneous attachment of the Bronica RF20 Speedlight and the dedicated external viewfinder included with the RF45mm lens. The two accessory units (flash and viewfinder) conveniently lock in place in their respective hot shoes on the Double Shoe Adapter ensuring security and ease of use. The Bronica RF PL Filter Set is comprised of three components: a Circular Polarizer (PL) filter for the camera lens (058mm), a Circular PL filter for the viewfinder (043mm), and an adapter for the viewfinder. By using the adapter, it is possible to take photographs while verifying the effects of the filter through the viewfinder. The PL filter is effective in eliminating surface reflections on water or glass, and increasing the contrast for landscape photography. The Double Show Adapter (catalog #RF4775) carries a list price of $175.00 and the RF PL Filter Set (catalog #RF4420) lists for $180.00. The two accessories are available now. The Bronica RF645 Medium Format Rangefinder Camera has been awarded internationally as the best professional product of the year. In June, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) selected the Bronica RF645 Medium Format 6x4.5 Rangefinder Camera as the Best Professional Photo Product 2001-2002. The Bronica RF645 also won the Japan Camera Grand Prix Special Award in June. The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) voted the Bronica RF645 Medium Format Rangefinder Camera as European Professional Camera of the Year 2001-2002 in August.