Question about Rolleiflex SL35 E

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by MXP, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. MXP

    MXP Guest

    I want to know if there is a secret about inserting a film in a Rolleiflex
    For me the film jumps off when I close and try to advance to pic. no. 1.
    There are some white plastic clips which I assume the film has to go in
    between. Then I assumed you just had to do what you normal do when inserting
    a film (turning the wheel until the film gets the "tooths" etc.)?

    Do you have to bend the snip of the film?

    MXP, Apr 10, 2004
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  2. No secret: I don't understand what is wrong...
    Bending film can help, some do it but I don't.

    A nice feature of the camera is that the frame counter advances only if
    the film really is moving - that can help you experiment with your
    loading technique.

    Chris Loffredo, Apr 13, 2004
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  3. MXP

    MXP Guest

    Yes, it has help me that the frame counter does not turn if the film jumping
    off. Else
    I look at the rewind knob. It is the first time I have problem with loading
    a film into a
    35mm SLR. I guess I must do it wrong. There are only the whilte platic clips
    to hold the
    film? nothing missing on my camera.....

    MXP, Apr 13, 2004
  4. MXP

    MXP Guest

    I think I found experimenting.
    The way I did it will causes that the outer 10mm of the film snip will have
    a lot of curl
    when the film is rewinded. But the curl is away from the focal plane it will not
    touch it when the film is rewinded (or rewound?? ...). So it could be I do
    it right now.

    MXP, Apr 13, 2004
  5. Yes, there are only the (4) white plastic clips.
    I just loaded mine, paying attention, and the film can be put in
    successfully either way: In the direction of the take-up or in the
    opposite (I hope this makes sense), both will work.

    Chris Loffredo, Apr 13, 2004
  6. MXP

    MXP Guest

    OK, what worked for me was the opposite direction of the take-up.
    Then the film goes into a kind of self-lock when the take-up cylinder is
    the other way round.
    Thank you for your advises.

    Next step is to take some pictures. Then time will show what a 50/1.8
    made Zeiss lens can do. And after that I will try the German made 50/1.4.
    down a bit I probably wont see any difference.

    MXP, Apr 13, 2004
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