PS: The text was taken from the English translation booklet and the raw
OCR has some little errors.
El dom., 15 de dic. de 2019 13:14, CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>
This is from Claus Prochnow Rollei Report 1:
"Very soon after the first cameras hat hit the market did customers
the possibility of using longer film. F & H found a way of retrofitting
the camera for
the use of size 620 film spools for 12 exposures. The larger flanges made
with the upper spool chamber that had to be enlarged accordingly. The
was housed in a cage and projected slightly. Here the camera back received
spherical cuts. There were no exterior changes.
The second solution for the use of size 12o roll film required more
Visible from the outside, a small spool knob was added on the leh and a
transport knob with a groove in the top right-hand corner. Inside, the
were enlarged and the cage of the lower spool replaced by two spool
spool drive via different key holes called for an offset catch in the
that projected from the camera depending on the type of spool used. "
It seems the adaptation could be done but it doesn't look so simple
El dom., 15 de dic. de 2019 08:02, wayne pinney <tennjed@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In the past couple of months I have been unable to resist purchase -
prices unbelievably low- of: 1) old standard; 2) Rolleicord 1a; 3)
Rolleicord II. I have been carrying one or the other of them with me every
day; because I find that I am having more fun with these older cameras than
I have with my later model Rolleis…………May have something to do with size
I am balking at purchase of an original ( 1929-1932) because of the 117
film requirement; but, I really want to try shooting one of them. I read,
on web, that “many” of these cameras were modified , years ago, so that
they could accept 620 and/or 120 film. Problem is, it is impossible to
determine if the cameras for sale in the world’s biggest garage sale (Ebay)
have been modified. I learn from John Phillips’ The Classic Rollei that the
modification had to do with installing a larger “key” because the original
key was too small for the hole in the ends of the 620/120 spools. He does
not provide any photos or other illustrations of the modification in his
book, nor does he go into any further detail concerning the matter.
If my luck runs as it usually does, I will wind up, out of ignorance,
purchasing one of the originals that has not been modified. Any advise on
the practical realities of shooting modern, commonly available film in
these classic cameras will be great appreciated. If I do wind up with an
unmodified original, is it the end of the world?, or is it still possible
to perform the modifications necessary to use 120 or 620 spools?
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