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Re: [Rollei] I hate it! (Unforgiving SL66...)

There is Jurgen Kuchnik in Thousand Oaks, CA, who is mentioned in Evan's book.
You can find his advertising in the back pages of the Shutterbug. Both
him and Fleenor worked at the El Segundo Rollei service facility. 
Moreover, he's young enough to keep working on my SL66 and TLR's until
my daughters get them, and a little beyond.
Slobodan Dimitrov

Jan Decher wrote:
> Hi Martin:
> Condolences on your SL66 experience.
> I had similar experiences with my SL66 and it went to H. Fleenor twice, but
> Paepke's repair prices seem to be way higher than the options you have over
> here.
> According to Mark at the RolleiClub Paepke seems to be the only option
> worldwide to work on the SL66SE, but for the basic SL66, is there no one
> else in Germany who can service it for less?  Maybe the Netherlands Rollei
> Club people have some ideas.
> Perhaps it's worthwhile to invest in a repair manual.  It seems a number of
> people find the SL66 fairly easy to work on.
> Greetings,
> Jan
> ============
> From: Martin Jangowski <martin  
> Subject: [Rollei] I hate it!
> Hi Rolleiphiles,
> a few days ago I got my overhauled SL66 from Paepke. Today, I was making
> Repros with the 120 S-Planar and exposure times in the 4-10s rage, when
> something bit me and I decided to test the 2.8/80 Planar wide open. I had
> to adjust the exposure time to 1s and made the exposure... forgetting to
> release the automatic lock at the wire release (is this thing called "wire
> release" in english? My dictionary says so...). So the trigger was pushed
> when I turned the crank. The camera behaved unusual (understandable), and
> I tried to transport again before realizing my error. By now, the camera
> is completely locked... the mirror is up, the shutter closed, the crank is
> blocked and nothing moves anymore.
> A call to Paepke for help resulted in a parcel sent to D¸sseldorf.... I
> hate it!!!!
> Martin (gnashing teeths and rolling with the eyes...)