The Rollei Prego 115 is a 35mm film camera of the upper range series. It was released in the late 1990s when the digital market was not yet a market.
It has a long zoom for a compact camera that covers 38-115mm in a small body.
There is very little information about the camera. It has an incredible
multitude of features. Seen these features, the camera was most
probably made by Samsung. At those times Rollei did no longer make its
own cameras, they re-branded those from known makers.
Its main features are:
38-115mm F3.9-10.7 lens, 7 elements in 6 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,5m Electronic shutter, 1/400-1/3, 1/2-60s (!) bulb mode Size 126x64x44, Weight 260 gr. 50-3200
ISO, automatic DX coding, automatic film advance, plenty of special
modes: back light and exposure compensation, slow shutter speeds
(night) and bulb
with or without flash, infinity
mode, red eye reduction, self timer, dual frame self timer, auto tele +
wide self timer, consecutive shoot, multi exposure, snapshot mode, data
back (date or sentences), panorama mode, auto close-up, focus lock...
Camera and bag.
front, camera off.
back. Viewer with diopter correction, 2 LED for flash and AF. Film type window. Slider for panorama mode.
camera on. On/off switch.The flash opens automatically. Flash
guide number ~20 (m/ISO 100) which is 5m in wide mode and only 2m at
the tele end. The lens moves automattically to 38mm. Infinity mode
The lens set to wide position, 38mm.
Lens moved out to its tele position.
from above. Flash, LCD screen, shutter button. Mode buttons: date
setting (cycles through the date formats, but also to some sentences to
imprint instead of the date. Changings are made by the zoom switch),
snapshot mode (38mm and fixed focus to 3m), self-timer (ordinary 10s,
double self-timer 10s + 2nd picture 2s later and 2s release delay to
keep the camera steady), red-eye reduction/backlight compensation
(press twice for auto backlight compensation), flash modes (auto,
exposure compensation, fill-in, slow sync, off), mode (norrmal, fuzzy,
step, interval timer, bulb, Portrait zoom, continous shooting, multiple
exposure). Get the manual for precise information, there is more choice
within the settings. Wide/Tele slider. After touching the Wide/Tele slider, the focal length shows for 2 seconds.
View from below. Tripod socket. Battery compartment on the left edge, takes a CR123 battery. Mid roll rewind.
Coming later: Film compartment.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well,
you drop the film, tear the film leader up to the mark and that's it. The
camera winds it automatically. It has an incredible variety settings if needed,
the menu is very easy to access on a big clear LCD screen.
The pictures are sharp, it has luminous lens at the wide end. It's
a very good point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle zoom lens, good picture quality, nice
finish in a small pocketable body. It sets the flash on from
start, but there is a flash off mode. There are some special modes
which are quite
unusual: Bulb means shutter open as long as you press the shutter,
limit 60s, a counter on the screen appears. Several self timer
modes, an auto tele and wide mode, I have only seen once on a
Pentax which shoots up to 3 photos in different focal settings. The
interval settings shoots automatically with an interval up to one hour
until you switch it off or the film ends. Multi exposure is rare,
continuous shooting mode as well.
nice camera, less known. Most models have less