View Full Version : Rollei 35 - time for service
Last roll of film I started noticing that shutter speeds of 1/30 and lower started to hang up a bit, getting considerably slower. Fast shutter speeds seem OK, but who knows...
I'm not about to shelf this little gem. It's a beautiful "Made in Germany" model and it serves me well. It's an excellent take-anywhere camera and i use it fairly frequently because of that. And even though I have quite a few cameras I shoot on a daily basis I think little Rollei will be hard to substitute.
Time for service. Thing is I have zero experience with that. I believe I'd have no problem finding a reputable Leica or Hassie repair(wo)man, but Rollei is a different story.
Anyone have any good reference for Rollei repair places? Preferably in Europe (better yet in Holland). And how much should I expect shutter repair to set me back?
(Just for the hell of it, a couple of shots from the last Roll of Rollei Retro in Rollei 35 :) :
Those are lovely pics Phantomas!
I'm also enjoying a lot a Germany made one i bought two weeks ago in very nice condition. I also had the slow speeds trouble begining on the 1/15s and slower, and took it to a Leica Dealer here in Barcelona. They adjusted them for a reasonable amount and now is working fine.
I don't think is difficult to get it adjusted if you take it to experienced guys who are familiar with mechanical cameras.
I love the Tessar sharpness, the 40mm focal lenght and the feeling of this little camera.
Some of my recent pics with Eastman Double-X and HP5@800 ASA
Hi Santi, maybe I should bring my Rollei to Barcelona (well, it has been there once) and look up your repair guy. I'm also asking because I have never serviced a camera before (fingers crossed) so I don't even know who "a" good repairman would be around here. Once I tried to tune something on Konica AF and few places I contacted around Amsterdam refused to touch it... ended up fixing it with a friend.
Maybe I'll contact that famous Wilco Jansen guy (he just seems to be heavily into Leicas and Hassies).
And while we're at it, here's my Rollei in your city :)
Great ones!! We can make also a Rollei Bcn meeting!
If you bring it i can take you to those repair guys.
Hope you get your rollei fixed soon!
I love mine. Great photos guys!
Since we are sharing some photos, here are couple of mine in Arista Premium 400 pushed 1 stop ...
two starting places to look:
can't find the link, but I ran across a guy in Paris? (France for sure) that repaired 35's as a sideline & had a lot of information online.
Funny that everyone here likes the 35. I really don't like using my 35TE (scale focusing is not for me) and I can't seem to find anyone who wants to buy it which makes me question its popularity.
I recently had my Rollei 35S CLA'd by Harry Fleenor. Now she's good as new! Great communication and quick turn-around. www.rolleirepairs.com (http://www.rolleirepairs.com)
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