Rolleiflex sl66 bellows not extending fully

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Wishy, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Wishy

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    Hi

    I have a bit of an odd problem with my sl66.

    Half way through a shooting session, the bellows seemed to stop going out the whole way.

    They retract the whole way, and they go out to about 2/3rds of the normal extension, but at that point there is suddenly a lot of resistance and I dare not push it harder.

    I've compared with my spare sl66 and I'm not loosing it. Its definitely only 2/3rds.

    Any thoughts on repair?

    Thanks all
     
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  3. Wishy

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    Hiya,

    Yes, Jurgen did a great job overhauling the shutter which had been jamming a lot in october.

    I don't really want to have to pay to ship it over to germany and back again, let alone what it might cost to fix :sad:

    The left side of the camera looks considerably less complex than the right side. I have a backup rollei which I can use as a donor for any parts which are broken, so I'm considering doing the work myself.

    Steve