Bessa R - difficult to rewind

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  1. Alicouscous

    Alicouscous Member

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    hello, i've a Bessa R that is heavy to rewind . i've looked and it seems the take up spool is to tight .
    Did someone here have an experience like this with this camera ? Do you know a solution to fix ?
    Thank ^^
     
  2. Woolliscroft

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    Sorry, mine has always rewound very easily.

    David.
     
  3. BJ Bignell

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    I have two Rs, and both are free of any obvious mechanical defect in this area. However, I do find that as I near the end of the rewind (the film is almost completely back into the can), the going gets tough. My opinion has always been that the little rewind arm just isn't long enough.
     
  4. tony lockerbie

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    I haven't found it tight but the rewind lever is a right pain as it keeps folding up as you rewind. I also find it to be a little flimsy, fixed on the later cameras I beleive.
     
  5. Claire Senft

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    Send it back for repair if still under warranty. Whatever is causing the problem may be adding wear and tear that will cause a mechanical failure sooner than otherwise encountered.