Problem with Rollei 35 SE

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Gimarc, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Gimarc

    Gimarc Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just got the 35 SE from a self proclaimed old cameras specialist, and as soon as I tried the camera I noticed that:

    1. the film winder won't wind, somehow it's stuck and won't move;
    2. the shutter button seems also stuck, because of the winder I guess;
    3. the lightmeter doesn't work: I I tried with 4x1.5V batteries, but maybe this is not correct?;
    4. the aperture dial seems loose: it turns flawlessly, I supposed it would stop at every full-stop aperture (with a click or something, like the shutter speed dial);
    5. the shutter curtain is closed, as if it closed down after pressing the shutter button, but didn't re-open;
    6. the button for unlocking the lens is also a tad loose, so I don't understand in what position it must be for me to pull out the lens: the lens can be pulled out, regardless of the position of the button.

    This is what I noticed right away, and hope that someone here can shed some light for me on what might be the problem.

    Thank you!
     
  2. altim

    altim Member

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    It has been a while since I used my 35, but from what I recall (this is obviously the low hanging fruit):

    4: this is correct, there is no detent
    6: the lens never locked in a collapsed state for me either, after you extend it you can turn the lens so it locks out.

    Did you try all of the operational stuff after the lens was locked in the open position?
     
  3. Gimarc

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    Thanks for the reply altim, I figured out what I did wrong thanks to another user (I posted in the wrong section before posting here).
     
  4. ic-racer

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    Aperture dial has no click stops.
    There is no shutter curtain
    Unless it is on "B" the shutter will remain closed until time for the exposure.
    The button for unlocking the lens allows you to push it in. Once pushed in , pull out and rotate to lock it in. I guess he did not give you a manual or show you how to use it :wink:
     
  5. Gimarc

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    He did not :wink: Thanks for replying.