Rolleiflex 2.8GX Japan Edition
The Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Japan Edition Urushi is a very rare camera indeed. They were made to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Nihon Siber Hegner. There were only 65 made according to Wolfgang Sass when he signed the Certificate of Authenticity in 1997, although the intention had been to make 130 of these fantastic cameras.
Each camera is unique as the Japanese Urushi laquer is applied by hand, giving an absolutely beautiful finish which has to be seen to be appreciated (does not photograph well). The leathers are dark brown grain and the metalwork is gold plated. There is a special plaque below the transport lever showing the number and that it was made especially for the Japanese market. The Camera is supplied with a carrying strap and its original wooden, velvet lined box with an Urushi coloured plaque on the lid. All the original documentation is included. The camera is listed on page 581 of the 2002 McKeown's Guide under "Japan Edition".
This camera is brand new, and has never been used