Rollei Repairs By Harry Fleenor
Oceanside Camera Repair
909 Aviation Blvd. Ste. 4
Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266
310 374 6506 - email -

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Rolleiflex CLA or RE-BUILD
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 The normal CLA at Oceanside Camera Repair includes the shutter overhaul, transport overhaul and re-lubing the focusing mechanism. These Rolleiflexes are 50 plus years old and the lubrication has evaporated. This includes the focusing mechanism which is commonly ignored.

 Re-lubricating the focusing mechanism is time consuming because the focusing shaft, cams, racks and the focus nob needs to be disassembled. This is practically taking the whole Rolleiflex apart.

 Shutter Overhaul

What I do in a shutter overhaul or shutter CLA is to, (using Rollei factory tools where needed), disassemble the mechanism, including the shutter blades. Yes I clean the shutter blades on every Rollei TLR shutter overhaul!

I clean all of the parts, including the shutter blades. Shutter blades are very light and very thin. So a drop of oil acts like glue. It can completely freeze the shutter closed I polish mechanical surfaces that have become rough or worn. I replace small parts, if needed. I then apply Rollei factory lubricants where they are needed. Then I adjust the shutter with the Rollei shutter tester. 

I then re-assemble the Rolleiflex making sure that all of the linkages are correct I also clean the camera externally. Check all functions including the flash sync, clean and adjust the viewfinder.

Transport overhaul

We disassemble, clean and secure the main bearing. Clean and do multiple adjustments to the transport mechanism and the film feeler. 

 I need to examine your Rolleiflex to give an accurate estimate. Focusing mechanism re-lube, that includes re-alignment, collimation and adjusting the focus is part of the major CLA which also includes - shutter overhaul, transport overhaul, minor repairs, external cleaning, viewfinder cleaning and runs around $800.00 to $1000.000   plus parts and shipping.


Thank You,
Harry Fleenor
Oceanside Camera Repair
909 Aviation Blvd, #4
Manhattan Beach. Ca 90266

Repairing Rolleiflex TLRs, (including Rolleiflex 2.8F, 3.5F, Rolleiflex 2.8E-3, 2.8E-2, 2.8E, 2.8D, 2.8C, , 2.8B, 2.8A, Rolleiflex 3.5E-3, 3.5E-2, 3.5E, 3.5, Automat X, 3.5 Automat MX, Automat MX E-V, Tele Rolleiflex, Wide-Angle Rolleiflex, and Rollei 35.

I don't service the Rolleiflex T, Rollei Magic, Baby Rollei 4x4, Rolleicord , the Original Rolleiflex or the Standard Rolleiflex.

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