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Re: [Rollei] Re: Ebay camera question



And to a few Badgers on the list methinks.



Jay Kumarasamy wrote:
> Thanks, Todd. this is news to me..
> 
> - Jay
> 
> At 01:28 PM 5/22/2003 -0700, todd wrote:
> 
>> Indeed that is the common form of the 12/24 switch that you know of. 
>> That particular 12/24 switch (near the film counter window) requires 
>> the transport mechanism either be modified or be already modified. For 
>> example - Jay - your 3.5 F has a bump near the film counter window, 
>> but no actual switch. That means the transport mechanism as issued by 
>> Rollei when the camera was new, contains the necessary modifications 
>> to simply install one extra transport piece plus the side panel with 
>> the 12/24 switch and you're done - the camera could then accept 120 
>> and 220 film. Earlier cameras did not have the necessary modifications 
>> to the transport mechanism and required a complete overhaul of said 
>> mechanism to accept 120 and 220 film. Still earlier cameras could not 
>> even accept the transport modifications. These latter cameras could 
>> accept the Rollei modified strap lug and thus be available for 120 and 
>> 220 film. Interestingly, many Rollei TLR can accept the 12/24 strap 
>> lug, like the E, the MX-EVS as well as F cameras since all it does is 
>> push on an internal lever that releases the counter and reset it to zero.
>>
>> todd
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Jay Kumarasamy wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> That's interesting.  Both my 120/220 2.8F's have a little "flip 
>>>> switch" at about the Two o'clock position on the circle around the 
>>>> advance crank, and no "half-moon" under the strap lug.  I had no 
>>>> idea there was a totally different 120/220 configuration.
>>>>
>>>> G. King
>>>
>>>
>>> I too thought that the 12/24 button was the flip switch..
>>> - Jay
>>>
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