Rolleiflex 2.8E Meter repair?

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  1. johnfromnorwich

    johnfromnorwich Member

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    My lovely 2.8 hit the concrete last week, smashing the light meter window and rendering the meter unit inoperative. I've removed the whole unit from the camera and put in a blanking plate for now, but I'm looking for a fix or replacement. Can anyone recommend a UK (ideally) or Boston MA (at a push) repairer / dealer who may carry suitable spares.
     
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    The little plastic windows can be found occasionally (I have a spare), and the E type meter was sold as an accessory, so occasionally they show up (I used to have a spare one of those also, but got rid of it because I don't have an "E")
     
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    I had my Rolleiflex 3.5F serviced at Newton Ellis in Liverpool. They did a superb job and I can recommend them highly.

    www.newtonellis.co.uk
     
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    In the UK you could try,

    Brian Mickleboro,
    6 Fairway
    Bishop's Stortford
    Herts, CM23 5LT
    em. bjmick@aol.com
    ph. 01279 755862

    or

    KL Camera Repairs Ltd, Rayleigh Tel: 01268-775781.

    http://www.klcamerarepairs.co.uk/

    I have not used them but have read they have a good rep.

    I have used and can vouch for,

    Jurgen Kuschnik http://www.jurgenkuschnik.com/

    but he's in Germany.

    Hope this helps,
    Jeff
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I've contacted Newton Ellis but they don't have the spares. I've had another recommendation for Brian Mickleboro so I may try him next.

    If the meter was sold as a standalone unit, did Rollei make a blanking plate too?
     
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    If you know the repair part you need, contact Jurgen Kuschnik in Germany, or Oceanside Rollei Repair and/or Krikor in the States, They may have parts.
    I have used Kuschnik and Oceanside, and was very happy with both.
    Jeff
     
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    Yes, blanking plates were made for both the meter cell and the focus knob. So, that is a good idea; turn it into a non-meter camera. Finding these things will be difficult.

    When I got my E 'upgrade' meter it came in the original box and it came with the sensor cell and galvometer and a little screwdirver.
     
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    "BELAT" was the letter designation for the Rollieflex E-meter when sold as an add-on accessory. If you check the PDF manuals for the original Rolleiwide and TeleRollei, they show diagrams of the blank-out plates. These cameras were sold without the meter.

    http://www.cameramanuals.org/rolleiflex/rolleiflex_wide_angle.pdf