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[Rollei] springs and tension
- Subject: [Rollei] springs and tension
- From: "Matthew Smith" <matthewmsmith2 >
- Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 12:40:03 -0500
I?ve always operated under the assumption that, when left idle for long
periods of time, springs should NOT be left in their tensioned position.
For this reason, I try not to advance my cameras if I?m going to put them
down for a while.
Now I learn that in order to retract the lens on a Rollei 35, one has to
wind the film advance, thus cocking the shutter, first. Does this imply
that during periods when I?m not using it, I should store the 35 with the
lens in its extended position and the lens uncocked? Or is my operating
assumption about springs wrong? I have no experience inside a camera, and
no pride of ownership with respect to my assumption.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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