Rolleiflex problem....

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Erik Hartmann, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Erik Hartmann

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    Just got a 'new' ... that is my fathers old Rolleiflex ser. nr. 1283283 .. form 1952-1954 (not sure)....
    But when I load film in that camera, I can advance the the film, but the counter do not count...
    When I open the camera and press the take up spool, it do count. But when I close the camera, the counter do not work.....
    What do I do wrong......I already spoiled 1 film ... but I can experiment with that....

    erik... now in Canada at the moment
     
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    Are you loading the film under the feeler bar?

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    No....
     
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    Go for it... Live a little!!

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  5. Erik Hartmann

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    I did.... thanks .... working fine now......
     
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    Glad to hear it. Please consider a CLA for such an oldie. A well-tuned Rollei is an absolute marvel.

    J

    PS: On some older Rolleis the feeler bar action can be a bit sluggish. Generally I always advance the film smoothly and at only a moderate pace until the feeler bar kicks in. Good luck and enjoy!

     
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    If you want to drop me a private message with your email, I have a PDF of the manual for the Rolleiflex Automat.

    Yours is one of my favourites. MX synch for flash but without the EV numbers.