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Re: [Rollei] QUERY: 12/24 hardware options on Rollei E3
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] QUERY: 12/24 hardware options on Rollei E3
- From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh >
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 16:42:43 -0800
- References: <184.108.40.206.2.20020214105202.00a29670 >
Whoa! Stop!-- Nothing EVER shows #13 in any
12/24 Rolleiflex setup. The original 12/24 has the
switch that you set to 24 when you load 220, but
then you have to start counting again from 1 to 12
for the second time. Really no different from the
original to the "strap-hanger" conversion.
Charles Everitt wrote:
> I have both types of 220 switches installed on a couple of E3's. The 12/24
> "switch" is clearly more user-friendly, but the simpler kind works fine, if
> you're paying attention. It's a lever just in front of the lever that
> releases the back, and looks exactly like that lever. After exposure #12,
> you push the lever forward, you hear a little click, then crank on. The
> crank goes a little further than usual, and there is some extra space
> between exposures 12 and 13. The only snag is, you have to know when you
> are at exposure #12, and you have to remember which half of the film you
> are on. I'd say that it's both elegantly simple and a partial
> solution. In the hustle-bustle of a wedding, I often went past #12,
> realized it when the crank turned further than normal, then pushed the
> lever forward and tried to remember to only make 10 exposures on the second
> half of the film.
> With the 12/24 switch type, you reset the switch when you load a new roll
> of 220 film. The film crank locks after exposure 12, you flip the switch
> and crank on to #13. So you don't have to watch the frame counter, and
> you don't have to remember which half of the film you're on.
> At 09:24 AM Thursday, 2/14/2002, you wrote:
> >There is the earlier Rollei solution of installing a "button", similar to
> >that which releases the back from the camera body, in that same vicinity. I
> >have never seen this but would like to know just how this works. Just where
> >exactly is the button installed? How is the button moved? Pushed in? Slid
> >forward? Has anyone had any experience with this? In terms of
> >functionality, how does it compare with the 12/24 rotating button? Any snags
> >I should know about? Is there a little technique to using it? Is it
> >sufficiently out of the way to avoid accidental tripping? How does it look?
> >Is it elegant in its simplicity or a stop-gap contraption?