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RE: [Rollei] Removing the 3.5F front cover (was non-rollei accessories)

Sorry to hear that you couldn't fix the selftimer but separate ones that you
can screw on the shutter release can easily be found. For me, it's the sort
of items that will be left at home when I need it, like cable release, bean
bags, sometimes the camera :(   But it may work for you.

I remember having seen in the exploded views in the Technical Report that
you actually don't need to remove the rear cell in order to have the
complete shutter and lens remove from the lensboard. It's locked by a ring
but you probably need a similar spanner for it. Then, I think you'll only
get the ring that cocks the selftimer and not the internal parts of the
shutter which I think that cause the problem.

Siu Fai

> Ah, thank you very much! I knew there were 4 screws under the
> leather, and I
> knew that the flash cord attaching ring needed to be removed. I thot the
> shutter release ring also needed to be removed, but had been
> unsuccessful in
> loosening it. So your expanation told me that this shutter ring
> didn't need
> removing, so I went ahead with the cover removal. I also removed the cover
> on the shutter, but went no further. I put a small amount of
> silicon grease
> (plumbers silicon grease) on the sliding surfaces of the release
> mechanism,
> and a touch of clock oil on rotating parts. But sadly, I found
> that most of
> the jerkiness is apparently with the ring underneath the shutter.
> I couldn't
> remove the shutter, as I believe it requires removing the rear lens cell,
> using  a spanner that I don't have.
> The shutter release lock wasn't working, and I bent the locking
> wire so that
> it now works. I had essentially no problem in re-assembly, tho the shutter
> and diaphragm setting wheels seemed to take on a life of their own, after
> removing the cover. But it was really no big deal getting them
> lined back up
> with their mating parts.
> Thanks for the offer of high res scans of your shutter. But now I can make
> my own-- in fact I was intending to photograph it, but naturally I forgot,
> what with all the distractions of this day.
> pk
> > I have opened my E3, which is very similar to the F. You don't need to
> > remove the lever in order to remove the front cover, but you
> need to remove
> > the ring that secures the flash cord. After unscrewing this and the four
> > screws under the leather the front cover can be lifted from the
> rest. Behind
> > the wheel that controls the aperture there is a gear that
> couples that DOF
> > indicator, and for the later F models, it's a gear-unit that
> transmits the
> > setting of both shutter and aperture to the meter. I find that
> this gear is
> > the most tricky part when I was putting back the camera
> together. Since I'm
> > not sure if this is the same for the F, I'll spare you the details.
> >
> > As Richard already mentioned, the selftimer assembly is part of
> the shutter.
> > The shutter itself is very complex and I was you I'll not touch
> it. Better
> > leave this to a pro to work on it. The Technical Report does give a
> > description how to clean the shutter but the information is
> very limited.
> > The repair manual part refers this part to the repair manual of Compur.
> >
> > When I opened my E3, I did remove the cover of the Compur to
> take a look. I
> > have slides that shows the inner parts of it. I can send you
> some high res
> > scan of it.
> >
> > Siu Fai
> >