Who repairs Rollei 35S and cost

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  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    I bought a Rollei 35 S with many problems.

    First of all , you cant unload the film at daylight because small gears do not turn to film side , only one way.The subject turning button do not work.

    30 speed gets locked to open.

    And the distance ring turns very heavily.

    Who can repair , change parts with originals and to what approximate price ?

    Thank you ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Istanbul
     
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    Oceanside Camera Repair, Harry has my 35s right now. http://www.rolleirepairs.com/ Mine is 150usd including shipping for a CLAC plus cabibration of the light meter to take silver oxide batteries. This is my first experience with Oceanside so I'll let you know how it goes. I purchased the camera new in 1979 but hadn't used it in a long time and wanted to start using it again. Figured it was due for a service.

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    Roger and other friends , thank you very much for all help.
    I bought the camera for 120 dollars and there are so much things to do.
    Repair cost 120 euros. I will use it at f:16 at 60 speed or higher because last element of Sonnar internal dirty and 30 not works.
    I wrote to Sherry Krauter to fix only the lens and I will manage all other problems.
    Mine have no cell and no cell cover also , does cell stay in the camera without a cover , I dont think so.
    I want to make camera work in poor light very much because of rembrandt effect.
    I really have no money and starving to fix the camera.
    I hope Sherry give me a cheap price.

    Mustafa
     
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    I understand, I'm unemployed and it took two months for me to get the money together after sending it in for an estimate. The plus with mine is that I'm the original owner and the camera has always be well cared for. I even still have the box and owners manual.

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    Yes Roger , I must do it , collect money. Your camera saw good days and you have had to pay tribute to this old friend. Do you have pictures to share , I think you might collect excellent pictures in 30 years.

    Umut
     
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    Good question Umut, I shoot a lot of slides and have them packed away in a storage closet. I'll have to take a look and see what I have.

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    Today , I filled the camera with a cheap looking kodak 200 color plus and sticked to f:8. I bought this camera for strong texture and monster crocodile like anatomic portraits of the human skin at the dim light. I found that it will do the orders. Leica , Zeiss users knows what I am talking about.
    I wrote somewhere at apug that I beleive Lucian Freud changed his style because he saw these cameras pictures at the 50s. I am talking about Rembrandt dim light thick paint portraits.
    And I found that scanning very big and printing small gives extra grain and it helps to recover 3D details and increase the contrast.

    Mustafa Umut Sarac