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Need a Rollei afm35 film chamber door, the catch has snapped off?

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These cameras are pretty rare so your chances of finding a spare back are slim, I did a search and found nothing, only 2 new cameras on ebay for more than $1000. A new camera might be your next option. They are made by Fujifilm so thats where I would look next.

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SOURCE: black plastic catch on door snapped off, need new part

Yes. That's the door latch.

You have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.


Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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SOURCE: Film door does't stay closed.

Broken door latch.
Needs replacement.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have dropped my Rollei AFM35 and damaged the

Normally you'd have next to no chance: not many AFM35's were made and they mainly appealed to well-off, older, amateur photographers. As a result used ones are rarely for sale and parts donors are as rare as rocking horse droppings. If you do find a parts donor they've likely been dropped damaging the battery cover which as you have discovered is exactly where the camera tends to land.

On the plus side, the cover on this model is a round bayonet type fitting much like the type used on some film SLRs and sometimes on motor drive covers. I don't currently have an AFM35 in my collection but I do have a Canon Sureshot Classic 120 and the battery cover looks like it may well be a functional replacement for your damaged one. As a first point of call visit a camera repairer or a large used film camera outlet to try a few covers for size. if you're in the UK and in the London area then Mr.Cad in Croydon is hard to beat for odd parts like these. I'm confident that you'll find a cover which fits, but you may need to do a little surgery to transplant parts from the old cover to the new to get a functional cover.

Sureshot Classic 120's are fairly easy to find and go very cheaply (£15 or so on auction sites). If you see one in good condition then you've nothing to lose in trying it: even if the cover does not fit you'll discover that the camera originally cost about the same as the Rollei and does pretty much everything the Rollei does. The light metering is highly reliable and the spot metering is superb. I can honestly say that the 38-120mm zoom lens outperforms some of my Leica and Zeiss T* primes and in my opinion is the best lens ever fitted to any compact 35mm which I've owned.

I hope that you've found my suggestions to be of some use and ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Door catch snapped off

Most plumbing/hardware centers stock replacement handles are a lower cost than going to the dealership..and they are fairly easy to fit ask at your local hard where or youtube has countless videos showing how..

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Normally you'd have next to no chance: not many AFM35's were made and they mainly appealed to well-off, older, amateur photographers. As a result used ones are rarely for sale and parts donors are as rare as rocking horse droppings. If you do find a parts donor they've likely been dropped damaging the battery cover which as you have discovered is exactly where the camera tends to land.

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I hope that you've found my suggestions to be of some use and ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer.

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