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Re: [Rollei] QUERY: 12/24 hardware options on Rollei E3


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.
> Charley
> everitt  
> 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?