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Equipment & Techniques => Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear => Topic started by: lowep on July 31, 2018, 05:12:07 AM

Title: Rock and rollei: do I have a faulty lens?
Post by: lowep on July 31, 2018, 05:12:07 AM
I just found out the aperture blades do not move when I revolve the aperture ring on the old Rollei 50mm f4 Distagon HFT lens I just bought? I am still waiting for the Hy6 body that I have coming to use this lens with, so cannot test the lens mounted on a camera body yet.

Maybe the aperture blades are not moving when I revolve the aperture ring because the lens is not attached to a camera body?

Or do I have an expensive paperweight?

Also I would like to ask anyone who may know if a Rollei SLX Release cable would work on a Hy6 or not?
Title: Re: Rock and rollei: do I have a faulty lens?
Post by: Dave Rosser on July 31, 2018, 10:00:34 AM
I just found out the aperture blades do not move when I revolve the aperture ring on the old Rollei 50mm f4 Distagon HFT lens I just bought? I am still waiting for the Hy6 body that I have coming to use this lens with, so cannot test the lens mounted on a camera body yet.

Maybe the aperture blades are not moving when I revolve the aperture ring because the lens is not attached to a camera body?

Or do I have an expensive paperweight?

Also I would like to ask anyone who may know if a Rollei SLX Release cable would work on a Hy6 or not?
There may be a lever or other mechanism on the back of lens to either stop down to or open up to the selected aperture.
Title: Re: Rock and rollei: do I have a faulty lens?
Post by: lowep on July 31, 2018, 04:42:40 PM
Thanks Dave for your input but looks like there is only a bank of electrical contacts on the back of the lens, as you can see here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rollei-HFT-Distagon-50mm-f-4-Lens-for-Rolleiflex-SLX/173433351381?hash=item28616eecd5:g:pg4AAOSwY4tax8eE
Title: Re: Rock and rollei: do I have a faulty lens?
Post by: Gigi on August 01, 2018, 05:57:17 AM
Aperture blades may be controlled electronically, but don't think the HFT will work on the Hy6. Probably need a PQ lens. And no, the SLX cable won't work on it either. See: http://www.rolleiflexpages.com/Hy6.html