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Rollei 35 LED: lens barrel jammed out; shutter speeds all the same - the fastest.

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  • Commandgce Sep 14, 2008

    Absolutely NOT. He asked a question, only.

  • Commandgce Sep 14, 2008

    I could find no way to answer leethedeuce's question. I had hoped that by accepting his question I would find a reply page. But, NO. So, how do I answer his question to get the help that I have paid for?

  • Commandgce Sep 14, 2008

    In answer to your earlier questions:
    1. I have used the camera and was able to get the lens to move back and forth quite easily. Then it stopped moving, stuck out. I have neither dropped nor hit the lens and neither dropped nor hit the camera. The shutter speed problem has been with the camera since I acquired it, as is a few weeks ago.
    2. The Rollei 35 LED is about 40 years old; no-one offers such a camera with a warranty. If you knew just the slightest bit about the Rollei 35 LED, you would not send me to a Canon A400 repair page.

    I think you are way out of your depth and I need a refund if that is the level of diagnostic and repair skill you have.

  • Commandgce Sep 14, 2008

    Like I said - and you've now confirmed it - you are out of your depth.

    Just for your information, this is a 35 mm film camera with manual everything - film advance, lens barrel movement, focus, aperture and shutter control. The only similarity to recent digital cameras is the application of the laws of optics. That's it.

    Now, please arrange to get my fee refunded. Your advice has been totally useless.


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How long have you been having this problem? Did you drop or hit the lens while it was out? Once I have more information I will be able to assist you further.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    Lee A. Sep 14, 2008

    by adding a comment just like you did we can communicate back and forth. When you post some answers to my question I can assist you further. When did you purchase the camera? Most likely the camera will need to be serviced it is a question of whether it is under warranty or not.
    lens pdf this link is a pdf to help you do it yourself if the camera is out of warranty though more damage can be caused very easily that is why I would recommend professional service.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 14, 2008

    Once I get some more information from you I can assist you further.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 14, 2008

    Like I also said this is a job for a qualified professional I can assist you in locating the one nearest you.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 14, 2008

    Are you planning on repairing this yourself? Unless you are very confident in your skills it is not a wise Idea to start tinkering with the camera.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 14, 2008

    and a lot of lenses use the same kind of technology to move in and out it was just a guide.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 14, 2008

    Yes I don't know everything about a 40 year old camera. I deal more with current technology though like i said a professional needs to fix it as it is obviously out of your scope to repair it.
    go to this link to and they tell you the likely price is about 93$ for repair and you can have it fixed there.
    http://www.camerarepair.com/camera/repai...
    This is a job for a qualified technician.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 28, 2008

    Just wondering if you ever got the camera fixed and where you got it fixed at and how much the cost was?
    Thanks,
    Lee


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