`cord Vb &`flex 2.8 viewing screens interchangeable ?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by jt99|1, May 23, 2003.

  1. I have just got a Rolleiflex 2.8f (2439xxx) with immaculate lenses &
    a recent service, but the corners of the screen surface have been
    damaged (not by me) presumably by trying to clean them with the wrong
    *cleaning fluid*.

    A good time to buy a Beattie/Maxwell replacement no doubt... but if I
    cannot find a used but good Rolleiflex screen, would a Rolleicord
    (e.g. Va/b) type be o.k. without any modification?
     
  2. yes, Vb and 2,8f are the same. Va IS NOT
     
  3. Thanks, Harry.

    Just so happens my Vb may now be leaving... & so tempted to switch screens .

    But how, after pulling back & lifting the frame is the screen removed/replaced ?

    Does the secret lie in the two small tabs ? It looks as tho the screen should just slide out wihout having to bend them clear (& then back again). Tried to, but some *in-built* resistance. Problem forseen if any bending necessary...
     
  4. Jim

    You don't BEND the tabs. They are spring loaded. Just deflect them
    so the screen slides out.

    Jerry
     

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