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    Rollie 2.8F TLR: Film advance/loading

    Sorry if this has been answered already, I didn't see it during a quick search.

    While loading the film (and I've had this problem on occasion before - just not during vac. w/ limited film and no 120 in sight) all seems to go right, but then the counter doesnt catch and I burn through the entire roll of film. It's set to "0" as it's loaded and as I forward the film it doesn't stop at "1", just moves on and on and on.... Seems I'm doing something wrong. Is this a shutter issue as the film is loaded? How do I reset the counter correctly to get loaded consistently?

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    Scott - I have a Rollie TLR. When you put a fresh roll into the camera and pull it towards the take-up spool, it has to pass under a roller, at least it does on mine. If it goes over it, what you described will happen. Hope this helps. - Jim

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    I had a similar problem with my baby-rollei when I got it - it just wound the film straight through. A service sorted it out - didn't cost much (and a changing bag saved the film!).

    My Sawyers IV also has a fancy winder mechanism, which is broken, and I suspect my Komaflex is developing a fault. There's a lot to be said for having a little red window at the back - they'll keep working forever (but keep it away from light!).

    Ian

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    Indeed, the film has to pass under the roller that is situated a bit apart from the other (rollers). This is a particularity of some Rollei TLR models, and I think the baby is not one of them (I'm sure the "T" is not one either).
    The theory is that the rollers are there to sense the thickness of the film and know when it has been advanced to the right place. The advance lever should automatically block when the film has reached the 1st frame. If your camera still refuses to operate normally after passing the film under the right roller, then it's time for service.
    My 2,8 F has never made a single error in film advancement in our happy life toghether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Papantoniou
    Indeed, the film has to pass under the roller that is situated a bit apart from the other (rollers). This is a particularity of some Rollei TLR models, and I think the baby is not one of them.
    The mechanism on the Baby is indeed slightly different, but does the same job. There's a little lever on one edge film path which gets tripped by the advancing film, and automatically starts the counting process [on the post war cameras]. (film goes OVER both rollers in this case).

    Ian



 

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