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Rollei Magic II, How to remove middle lens element ?
Old 02-01-2017   #1
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Rollei Magic II, How to remove middle lens element ?

Gauthier Prontormat S 602K

Leaf shutter as used in the Rollei Magic II 6x6 TLR.

Front of the Shutter.

So I want to remove the Middle Lens element.
Only problem nothing will budge using normal force

Should I turn the outer lens tube (see green arrow) ?
Or
Should I turn the lens ring which has 1 pinhole (see red arrow) ?

Hope somebody has experience with this.

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Well, yesterday evening, after giving this problem some more thoughts, I answered my own question after coming up with a solution involving an adapted rubber door stopper and a 1mm drill which fits into the pinhole. Worked like a charm because the rubber gives some extra grip and prevents the drill from scratching up the lens.


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That's a very clever solution. I probably would have drilled another hole opposite the original so I could use a spanner, but your approach is more elegant.
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