Rollei 35 shutter slow

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by EASmithV, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. EASmithV

    EASmithV Member

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    If the slower shutter speeds on my Rollei 35 are slow (1/15 stays open for a second when held down) and every speed below 1/30 is basically B, is that mean that the shutter speeds 1/30 and above have to be slower too? They sound ok, but good enough for slide film? I'm leaving on a trip and this camera is so small it's the only one I'm allowed to bring, and I don't have time for a test roll, so.. What do you think? With the shutter having to be constantly wound, I'm sure I'm not the only one where this problem has developed.
     
  2. John Koehrer

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    No, It means the slow speed escapement is gummed up. The escapement only comes into play at below 1/30.
    The higher speeds may be off by a bit but if you're shooting color neg or B&W you should be OK.