[rollei_list] Re: Rolleimagic

  • From: "Raid Amin" <ramin@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 16:24:51 -0500

Hi Carlos,
The camera works in one of the modes, I can recall. It is as you say, at 1/30. 
Thanks for the information. Now I can use the camera with slow film and 1/30.
Once I return home tonight, I will double check the camera and report back here.


Raid


-----Original Message-----
From: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carlos Manuel Freaza
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 4:09 PM
To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Rolleimagic

It happens often with the Rolleimagic I that the shutter is jammed and the 
lightmeter works fine.The I has an earlier Prontormat S 565 first version with 
1/30-1/300 sec shutter speed for the automatic mode, only 1/30 sec and 3,5 to f 
22 manual f stops for flash and manual mode and B mode with 3,5 to f 22 manual 
f stops, some users reported this shutter tends to jam more often than others. 
BTW if you verified the lightmeter needle does not move according the light 
variations, the lightmeter could have some problem. Did you try if the shutter 
works at the red flash/manual mode at 1/30? Did you try if the shutter works at 
the green B mode?. I recall I could release the shutter if it became jammed 
pressing the little button on the left to change the mode and the shutter 
release lever simultaneously.

If the real problem is the lightmeter, I have read the Magic lightmeter is very 
difficult to repair and the suggestion is to replace it, if you can't obtain a 
replacement, you could use the camera at the flash/manual mode at 1/30 and at B 
for night shots or some special effect; anyway the best suggestion is to send 
the camera to a good technician for an opinion on the real camera problem.
The Rolleimagic II Prontormat S 602 shutter is a very improved shutter 
regarding the Magic I shutter, it allows 1/30 to 1/500 shutter speeds, 
automatic exposure mode, EV mode manual setting and f stops and shutter speeds 
manual setting.

Carlos 

--- El mar 7-oct-08, Raid Amin <ramin@xxxxxxx> escribió:

> De: Raid Amin <ramin@xxxxxxx>
> Asunto: [rollei_list] Re: Rolleimagic
> Para: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Fecha: martes, 7 de octubre de 2008, 4:01 pm
> I have a Magic I in which the meter does not work. What can
> be done to use this camera? 
> 
> Raid
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Carlos Manuel Freaza
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:59 PM
> To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Rolleimagic
> 
> I sold my Rolleimagic I in mint condition (several
> photographs about it are visible in one of my blogs)to buy a
> Rolleimagic II, I lost the auction  and then I bought the
> Rolleicord IV. Despite the front cell focusing, the Xenar in
> that 'Magic 1 was a terrific lens, very sharp, I
> couldn't tell the diffeence regarding the Xenar in the
> 'cord IV (and that is a sharp lens really).
> My Magic worked very fine and the lightmeter was very
> exact, but I wished more control on the DOF sometimes and
> then the 'Magic II, however I still regret my decision
> about to sell the camera.
> Rolleimagic I and II are the only normal focal length
> Rolleis TLR with a four elements viewing lens, they are
> Xenar lenses, it was cheaper to use identical lenses as
> taking and viewing lenses than to develop a new three
> elements Heidosmat with front element focusing.
> For the Rollei TLR cameras purists, the Rolleimagic is not
> a true Rollei TLR and they are right from certain points of
> view, but it's an excellent camera for its purpose and
> took several mechanical parts from the Rolleiflex T; Claus
> Prochnow was one of the Rolleimagic I and II main designer;
> he says in the Report II Rolleimagics are "eccentric,
> extravagant" (ausgefallenen)Rolleis.
> 
> Carlos  
>    
> 
> 
> --- El mar 7-oct-08, John Wild
> <JWild@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> escribió:
> 
> > De: John Wild <JWild@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Asunto: [rollei_list] Re: [off-topic] The new Fuji
> will be sold ... and affordable ?
> > Para: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Fecha: martes, 7 de octubre de 2008, 2:15 pm
> > I enjoy my 'Magic II, it is quick to use because
> of the
> > automatic
> > setting and it means that you do not have to perform
> with a
> > light meter
> > when taking 'grab' shots. Lens is great too.
> My
> > 'Magic I is good also
> > but being auto only,  there is no control if the need
> > arises. For the
> > purpose for which it was designed -
> 'unknowlegable'
> > photographers - it's
> > fine.
> >  
> > John
> > 
> > ________________________________
> > 
> > From: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > aghalide@xxxxxxx
> > Sent: 07 October 2008 13:15
> > To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [rollei_list] Re: [off-topic] The new Fuji
> will be
> > sold ... and
> > affordable ?
> > 
> > 
> > Going back to Rolleiflex  let me give good marks to
> the
> > Rolleimagic II.
> > It offers auto exposure plus manual exposure and is
> > remarkably good for
> > a camera having front cell focussing with a Zenar from
> > /Schneider.
> >  
> > Ed
> 
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