Rolleinar Rattle

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  1. kbrede

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    I received a rolleinar today. The lens in the heidosmat has a slight rattle. I unscrewed it and took the lens out. There's a thin washer on top. I put everything back together and screwed it down. It rattles less but it still rattles.

    Are these meant to be taken apart with fingers or should it be tighter? Is a slight rattle normal?

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  2. dpt2014

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    Most all of my Rollei filters (colored and close up) rattle. Nothing to worry about unless you feel the glass is going to fall out.
     
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    OK, good to know. Thanks :smile:
     
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    A filter glass is typicall not that demanding for positioning than a lens element.

    (To my understanding a Rolleinar is a lens.)
     
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    I suppose that you mean a close up Rolleinar for a TLR since you mention "Heidosmat" which is the finder lens of the TLR. This is always a set of two Rolleinars. In the upper one there is a glass wedge for compensating the parallax between the two lenses (the so called "Rolleipar Keil"). This wedge has to be inserted in correct orientation, otherwise you'll have a finder picture different to that on the film. The second lens has no wedge and is for the taking lens.
     
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    Yep that's the filter I'm talking about. The compensating wedge. It's got a slight rattle when I shake it. I'm just waiting for someone t say, "Then don't shake it." :smile:
     
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    "Then don't shake it". Seriously. :smile:
     
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    Ya, I just wanted to know whether to send it back or not. But it sounds like it's normal. So I'll stop shaking it now. :smile: