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Re: [Rollei] Trouble with my 3.5F
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Trouble with my 3.5F
- From: "Richard Knoppow" <dickburk >
- Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 14:06:31 -0800
- References: <BAB46550.76F1%hamish <000401c2fb70$bbc84b50$0100a8c0@xp1000>
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From: "Bob McClelland" <bob >
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 4:41 AM
Subject: [Rollei] Trouble with my 3.5F
> Just lately, my 3.5F has been misbehaving, inasmuch as it
> double exposes a frame. I have looked at it (not very
> I've noticed that it squeaks when I wind on, as though
it's struggling a
> bit. It is very spasmodic, and hence not predictable. Is
this a common
> fault, and is there a quick fix (I'm forever a wishful
thinker!) or is it a
> major repair job?
> Any comments from the experts?
> Many thanks,
> Cornwall (U.K.)
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The camera needs a cleaning. Double exposures or skipped
frames can be sticky parts in the transport due to dried out
lubricant and can also come from misadjustment of the stroke
of the cocking levers.
A good overhaul will include cleaning and relubricating
the transport, the focus mechanism, and the shutter.
Squeeking can sometimes be cured by putting a little dry
silicone lubricant on the pins that hold the spools.
Remember that many Rolleis have never been serviced in
their lives and are getting to be fifty years old.
Los Angeles, CA, USA