Rolleiflex 2.8F - Service Needed?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by rabzug, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. I just inherited a Rolleiflex 2.8F that seems to be in perfect condition. Everything moves solidly and smoothly, etc. I was wondering, however, whether anyone has wisdom concerning the need to have the various parts checked for lubrication needs, accuracy of various speeds and settings, etc.
    If so, does anyone have a recommendation for such service?
  2. I'm firmly of the view
    I'd blow out any dust with a bulb (NOT canned air), wipe it down with a lint-free cloth and try it out.

    Lubrication has ruined many a camera.

    You can check the accuracy (or adequacy, to be honest, if the truth is known) of the shutter speeds by running some film through at what are supposed to be equivalent exposures.
  3. +1 to running a film through. I've got a 3.5F which just works. I've never had a camera serviced that was working OK.
    robert_bowring likes this.
  4. The 2.8 F is a wonderful camera. Use it! Did it come with any accessories?
    Lens shade is a must. If you’re not a collector, no need to buy an official one
    At astronomical prices. After market shades available on eBay cheap.
    robert_bowring likes this.
  5. Thanks for these very common sense (and best) ways to take the next step. Came lots of accessories and a lens shade! Now, off to take some photos.

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