Ralf Detlef Bode (March 31, 1941 – February 27, 2001) was a German-born American cinematographer best known for his Academy Award-nominated work on Coal Miner's Daughter.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Bode moved with his family to Vermont in 1954 when he was 14 years old. A graduate of the University of Vermont, he initially started off as an actor and enrolled at Yale Drama School. He also served as a photographer in the United States Army.
Bode died on February 27, 2001 of lung cancer at age 59 in Santa Monica, California.