I'm a rollei shooter and its a great system, with lots of really useful features such as the 1/1000 sync, 1/3 stop adjustments in the lenses, ergonomic features, great metering, etc. The lenses I have used have all been superb. But it seems nearly anything connected to the old Rollei stuff or the new collaborative Hy6 has been clouded in confusion. Where to get service, parts, anything.
There have been a few people that have posted information that's very valuable to me and I appreciate that - from all of you guys.
After reading one of these earlier posts that it might be possible, I wrote to all the US contacts for Rolleimetric and also called and spoke with a DSMWW tech from the Japanese parent company Komamura that bought out Rollei's inventory (or whatever agreement) when they went insolvent and no one from Rolleimetric ever responded, and the others didn't know if it could be done and never got back to me. Lance Schad from Captureintegration was able to get the definitive info - that yes they were available and also provide a cost and I've since e-mailed with him about it.
I'm happy to see it as it gives me and anyone else with a 6008 more future options. There are still reasons to upgrade to a Hy6 so that is an option too along with fitting a sinar or hasselblad CF back. For myself the choice will be price dependent and I wonder if Phase is interested enough to make the upgrade a good decision financially or if one of the venders selling the Hy6 will want to compete for these potential customers with an upgrade pathway or some kind of incentive.