Richard, it sounds like a money pit and a source of endless frustration. Return
it and say with the TLR.
Good luck with your decision.
From: Richard Urmonas <richard@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: rollei_list <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 5:30 pm
Subject: [rollei_list] Should I keep the 6006?
I found the source of my problem. The lens I have has a damaged linear
motor on the aperture selection. The windings are all bunched up in
places limiting movement. So now I have to decide if I keep the 6006
or return it. I bought the 6006 as I thought I had a good lens, and
this was an affordable way to try the Rollei 6000 system. Now I have
to put more money in I need to decide. My main concerns are:
1) I don't know how much use this system will get. My TLRs get used
(especially my faithful 2.8D). The 6006 seems a nice camera to handle,
and I like the flat film path, but additional lenses are expensive!
2) Reliability. The lens I had has failed. Mechanical parts can be
replaced, but linear motors... Especially as these things get older.
If something like the microprocessor fails in the camera then it is
So as I see it I have a few possible paths to choose:
1) Buy a replacement non-PQ standard lens and try out the system.
2) Return the 6006 and stay with the TLRs
3) Return the 6006 and look for a complete system
Some discussion would help me decide. What do people think of the
6006, and the 6000 system? Is it worth investing into a system? Is
the 6006 a reasonable path for entry?
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