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    Thanks Ben.

    I have a question about the Rollei. I've just discovered my lightmeter is not reading correctly. So I am going to have to guesstimate exposure when using the Rollei. I could use sunny sixteen, but I have noticed the EV table on the rear of the camera also takes account of time of day. How accurate is Rollei's EV guide?


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    I expect it's a bit more accurate than sunny sixteen as it accounts for time as well. I can't remember what mine says but do the figures for mid day correspond to sunny sixteen figures?

    Somewhere at home I have a rotary dial light guide from the 1950's (I think). You dial in film speed, time of day, month, weather, type of scene and filter factor and it gives you exposure options. It has proved to be surprisingly accurate.


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    A question about filters. What size do I need for the Vb? I know it is a bayonet 1 fitting for a lens hood, does this apply to filters too? I have seen Rollei filters on Ebay listed with sizes in mm, i.e. 28.5mm.


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    Bay 1, early Rollei's were screw thread.

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    Thanks Ian. I knew it was a Bayonet 1 fitting, and that there are other Bayonet fittings for Rolleis, but thought maybe mm was another way to refer to them. Thanks for the clarification.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Thanks Ben.

    I could use sunny sixteen, but I have noticed the EV table on the rear of the camera also takes account of time of day. How accurate is Rollei's EV guide?
    Hmmm, sunny sixteen in Sunny Southend - they may have been made for each other.

    On a more helpful note, you can also get a Bayonet 1 to 46mm adaptor so you're not restricted to older (unduly expensive?) filters, and you can even use square filter systems if you've already got one. If the square one sticks up into the viewing lens, it's also a good reminder that it's there.

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    I had a Rolleiflex T serviced a year or so ago. One of the faults I'd hoped would be rectified was that on the 1 sec setting the shutter sounded to be making heavy weather of it and as if it was only just making it. It didn't sound any different after the service and having played with a couple in shops that are similar, I get the impression that perhaps the 1 sec time is a bit of a weak point of these shutters (perhaps I should qualify that by adding "after all these years"). The amount I worry about it is out of all proportion to the number of occasions I might want to use 1 sec, but with a camera such as a Rollei it goes against the grain not to have everything A1.

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    I've just bought a Rolleiflex from evilbay and was thinking of getting Brian Micleboro to check it over (CLA I mean). Has anyone used him?
    Ta Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoeyeandy View Post
    I've just bought a Rolleiflex from evilbay and was thinking of getting Brian Micleboro to check it over (CLA I mean). Has anyone used him?
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    I wholeheartedly recommend him, he has serviced three of mine. He's a very personable guy too.

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    Update:

    Sent off Rolleicord to Newton Ellis & Co. last week, received it back today serviced, shutter repaired etc. I was kept fully informed by phone. A superb service with a very quick turnaround.


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