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Re: [Rollei] Re: Ebay camera question
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Re: Ebay camera question
- From: todd <todd_belcher >
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 14:09:27 -0700
- References: <18.104.22.168.2.20030522130652.02b28720 f8b88@mira-sjcm-3>
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.
>> 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