Aid Rollei 35

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Pedro J., Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Pedro J.

    Pedro J. Guest


    I have a rollei 35 SE that seems to have a problem
    with the film advance... the advance lever seems to
    work OK, and when i take the back off it all works but
    spacing between frames is not even and about frame 23
    or so (while using 36 exposures film)all remaining
    frames overlap in the next 3 or 4 frames.
    Any ideas about whay may be causing this and ways to
    fix it?
    By the way the frame counter works properly and i
    cannot feel anything wrong (resistance or
    whatever) while turning the advance lever.

    Pedro J.
    Pedro J., Oct 11, 2003
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  2. Pedro J.

    Mike Guest

    Pedro, the Rollei 35 cameras used a lot of plastic gears. It sounds as
    if one of the gears has lost one of its teeth. The gear must make one
    complete revolution, but if it is missing one or more teeth, it will
    stop turning because the teeth cannot engage the matching gear. That
    might account for the overlapping frames.

    You would need to have the camera serviced to replace/repair the gear.
    In general, the cost of having this repaired is worth the overall
    price of the camera, as the lenses on the Rollei 35 (either the Tessar
    or Sonnar) are quite sharp.

    Mike, Oct 11, 2003
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