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Re: [Rollei] Can someone describe the Rollei 2.8 FX?


Just looking at it with the side cover off, I'll guess that it is
probably very expensive to make.  Same problem with a lot of the best
Machine Age stuff.


Austin Franklin wrote:
> > I have never heard anyone say that the Automat
> > mechanism
> > is "unreliable".
> > > > It was stated somewhere that the 'Automat' film transport with
> > > the roller to
> > > > sense the start of the film was abandoned as a conscious
> > > decision by Rollei
> > > > as it was unreliable with the thinner emulsions of some modern
> > > films.
> Whether it was really stated somewhere (as the above claim says), or even if
> it was stated, whether that statement was true or not, you did just hear it!
> > It can get out of adjustment, as can any mechanical
> > device, but its reliability is high and it is tough as is the rest of the
> > camera.
> I have no doubt that it is reasonably reliable.  My point was because one
> person hasn't had any problems with it doesn't mean that others haven't.
> And there is certainly nothing wrong with not believing someone's
> claim...but such obtuse dismissiveness was a bit out of line, IMO.
> That still goes back to my initial question, why no one else used it, or a
> similar mechanism, or why Rollei didn't adapt it to the GX etc.?  For the
> most part, I would assume anything anyone says on this is speculation...but
> speculation certainly isn't out of the realm of THIS email list!