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Rolleiflex K4A shutter problem
Old 12-30-2016   #1
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Rolleiflex K4A shutter problem

Rolleiflex K4A shutter problem

So the problem is I can't turn the shutter speed dial to 1/500, even if I force it. Does it need to be reapired or am I doing something wrong? Thanks
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Old 12-30-2016   #2
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Perfectly normal. You cannot set 1/500 on Compur shutters from that era while the shutter is cocked. If you really want to use 1/500, you must set it before winding (and won't get out of it until you have released).
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Yep, perfectly normal.

My K4/50 is the same way, must select the 1/500 before cocking the shutter.
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The earlier Synchro Compur shutters (early 1950's) require 1/500 be set before you cock the shutter, so once cocked, if it's not set to 1/500 already, you'll have to fire the shutter before being able to set 1/500. Other cameras from the same period (Retina IIA among others) require the same operation. Some models, the Retina IIA is one I am very familiar with, the setting of of the shutter speed to 1/500 requires a little extra firmness and the shutter should never be left cocked at 1/500 for very long, so only cock it just before you are going to actually fire the camera.

Later Synchro Compur shutters in the E and F series Rollei's and Rolleicords from about the model V do not have this issue with the 1/500 setting and can be set after the shutter is cocked.
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Ohh no wonder �� forgot what the seller told me about going up to 1/500. Thanks guys!
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