Rollei FAQ draft as of 2000-04-22





First Things First



 

The Rollei FAQ

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION AND LIST POLICY
1.1 LIST SCOPE
1.2 SUBJECT BLOCK (THE SUBJECT LINE)
1.3 SUBSCRIBING AND UNSUBSCRIBING TO THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE LIST
1.4 ITEMS FOR SALE AND WANTED TO BUY
1.5 SEARCHABLE ARCHIVES
1.6 WHERE CAN I FIND THE MOST CURRENT COPY OF THIS FAQ?
1.7 UPDATING AND EXPANDING THIS FAQ
2. CAMERA MODELS
2.1 THE 6000 FAMILY
2.1.1 Current camera models
2.1.1.1 Rolleiflex 6008 integral
2.1.1.2 Rolleiflex 6008E   correction
2.1.1.3 Rolleiflex 6003 Professional
2.1.1.4 Rolleiflex 6001 Professional
2.1.2 Older camera models
2.1.2.1 Rolleiflex SLX first version
2.1.2.2 Rolleiflex SLX 2nd version
2.1.2.3 Rolleiflex 6006 Mod 1
2.1.2.4 Rolleiflex 6006 Mod 2
2.1.2.5 Rolleiflex 6002
2.1.2.6 Rolleiflex 6008 Professional
2.1.2.7 Rolleiflex 6008 SRC1000
2.1.2.8 Rolleiflex 6003 SRC1000
2.1.3 Family questions and other comments
2.1.3.1 I'm used to a top of the line Canon/Nikon, which features will I miss on the Rollei 6008i?
2.1.3.2 I'm used to a top of the line Canon/Nikon, which features will I love on the Rollei 6008i?
2.1.3.3 I have a Hassy, should I get a Rollei?
2.1.3.4 I have a Rollei, should I get a Hassy?
2.1.3.5 Do I need the SCA-356 flash adapter in order to do flash photography?
2.1.3.6 I have a Canon/Nikon flash, can I use it?
2.1.3.7 What about TTL with non-SCA-300 flash units?
2.1.3.8 How do I control flash exposure compensation with the new 600X?
2.1.3.9 How do I enable the 'sports mode' on the 6008i?
2.1.3.10 How about second curtain synchronization?
2.1.3.11 Do I need a second back?
2.1.3.12 How about more inserts?
2.1.3.13 I blew up a fuse.  What could be wrong?
2.1.3.14 Which filter system?
2.1.3.15 Should I get the kit (Rollei # 026118) or the body only (Rollei # 067040)
2.1.3.16 Can I use older backs on the 6008i?
2.1.3.17 Can I have my 6006 back converted to a 6008 'like'?
2.1.3.18 Can I use 6008i backs be used on older cameras?
2.1.3.19 Do the batteries suffer from memory effect?
2.1.3.20 How do I maximize the battery charge and battery life?
2.1.3.21 How can the memory effect be erased?
2.1.3.22 Is there a 3rd party solution to replace the Rollei battery?
2.1.3.23 Sometimes I loose my first/last frame.  Why isn't the location of the first frame consistent in all my rolls?
2.1.3.24 Why isn't the spacing between frames consistent?
2.1.3.25 My 6008i is dead, capult!
2.1.3.26 Which cameras can take the new 645 rotating back?
2.1.3.27 How do I use the SCA 356 adapter with the 600X
2.1.3.28 Why people abandoned the SL66 system for the clunky and electronics-dependent 6000 series
2.1.3.29 How useful is the EV0 metering?
2.1.3.30 How do I use the alleged auto fill flash in the 6008i?
2.1.3.31 How do I use the fill flash in the older cameras?
2.1.3.32 Does the 6008i automatically shuts off when not in use for X seconds and reactivates by just touching the shutter?
2.1.3.33 What is the "R" in the meter selector used for?
2.1.3.34 How come my self-timer does not work?
2.1.3.35 Is there an adapter to use SL66 lens on 6008?
2.1.3.36 Can I use SLX film inserts in 6008 cameras?
2.1.3.37 In which cameras can I use PQ and the PQS lenses?
2.1.3.38 What are the differences between PQ and non-PQ lenses?
2.1.3.39 Is there a mechanical version of a camera where I can use the HTF, PQ or PQS lenses?
2.1.3.40 Can you manually meter with the SLX, 6002 and 6006?
2.1.3.41 How does the 6001 controls/meters flash?
2.1.3.42 Where did the space shots come from?
2.1.3.43 Is there a flash bracket for the 600x while using the SCA flash adapter and a 90 degree prim?
2.1.3.44 Which models have mirror lockup on the body?
2.1.3.45 What are the differences between the SLX/6002, 6006 and 6008 backs?
2.1.3.46 What are the differences between the 6008 120 and 220 backs?
2.1.3.47 My studio flash system will not trigger!   update
2.1.3.48 Does the high D screen replaces the "super bright" with gridlines?
2.1.4 Minimalist configuration
2.1.5 Accessories
2.1.6 Lenses for the 600X family
2.1.6.1 Scheneider Lenses for the 600X family
2.1.6.2 Zeiss Lenses for the 600X family
2.2 <...OTHER FAMILIES, SAME STRUCTURE>
2.2.1 Current camera models
2.2.1.1 Model XXXX
2.2.1.2 Model XXXX
2.2.2 Older camera models
2.2.2.1 Model XXXX
2.2.2.2 Model XXXX
2.2.3 Family questions and other comments
2.2.4 Minimalist configuration
2.2.5 Accessories
2.2.6 Lenses for this family
3. LENSES
3.1 ZEISS
3.2 SCHENEIDER
4. CONTACTS
4.1 DISTRIBUTORS
4.2 STORES / MAIL ORDER / INTERNET STORES   retailers
4.3 RENTAL   retailers
4.4 REPAIRS
4.4.1 Sending your camera to the factory for Repairs
4.4.2 Local Repairman
4.5 WWW ROLLEI SITES
5. OFF TOPIC
5.1 EQUIVALENT FOCAL LENGTHS
5.2 SLIDE MOUNTING
6 CONTRIBUTORS

 

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