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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Brian Micklebro is probably the best for Rollei's in the UK, so you'll be alright.

    Ian
    Ian,

    I am hoping has prices are good too!

    Cheers

    Carl

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    5/11/34 is probably November 5, 1934.

    E. von Hoegh mentions using a lens hood, and I'll second that. Looked at my chromes and negs taken with that camera and yes, sharp - the lens is sharp. But I had excessive flare. Again, my specific camera had cleaning marks (imagine cleaning a lens with steel wool - I recall it was worst cleaning marks ever)...

    It's very well engineered though, for example the focusing is done by four geared helical pillars. So if you get it cleaned - it should last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl170 View Post
    Bill - thats a fair point, the only problem being that it I have no idea what shutter speeds are working, so I could also just waste a load of film too which is not cheap in the UK, (well, compared to 35mm!).

    Also, if the images are not focused correctly, and the lenses are dirty, then will I really get a good indication of how the camera can really perform?

    By the Way, I noticed a date scratched into the mirror last night - it looks like 5/11/34. Does anyone know the German date format?

    Thanks for your input everyone. I have spoken to Brian Micklebro and he has said to send it to him and he will assess it first. Anyone else used him for a repair or CLA?

    Regards

    Carl
    No you won't.
    But I can tell you from personal experience that the camera is an excellent perormer if the lens is clean and clear. Any haze allowed to remain in the lens will pretty much ruin the contrast though, hood or no.

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