Rolleiflex TLR shutter sound differences

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Mehmet Kismet, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Mehmet Kismet

    Mehmet Kismet Member

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    I remarked that the shutter sounds of an old (Rolleiflex E2 from 1960s) and newer (Rolleiflex F from 1970s) are quite different. To describe a sound is a bit difficult for me, however for the newer one it is more short and mechanical like "clic", but for the older one it is more loosy and soft like "shhlish". I know it is funny to describe in that way, but I really wonder if this is because of a design difference between the shutters or because of something else? Thanks
     
  2. matti

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    Well, my two Rolleiflex T sounds different. One is the first model and one the third. The first one is louder, the third model is really really silent.

    /matti
     
  3. dpurdy

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    I had a 2.8E2 that had sort of a zzziiip sound on the slow speeds that my 2.8F doesn't have. However I recently got a 2.8FX that again has the Zzzziiiip sound. I don't know?
     
  4. pgomena

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    My 2.8C makes a sharp "kzzzing" sound. "kzzzzingclick" on the longer speeds. Nothing really quiet about it.

    Peter Gomena
     
  5. Greg_E

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    the frog says... RIBBIT, RIBBIT

    sorry couldn't resist
     
  6. Mehmet Kismet

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    Greg,

    Nice shot!