#0, #1 and #3 sizes are readily replaced with new shutters, so the option of replace instead of repair is available. The Compur shutters are nicely made and well. From the service section of Flutots Camera Repair, Unfortunately parts are no longer available for those great Synchro-Compur shutters. How to strip-down and service the Synchro-Compur shutter on a Kodak Retina Ia or IIa camera. I’ll assume you already have the shutter removed from the.

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If you don’t have a DJVU viewer you can get it here. Battery vendors for the PX 21 can be found via a Google search. Position so that you can observe the shutter baldes, operate the shutter and observe the second hand of a clock or wrist watch. Repeat a few times. Shutterr addition to the usual 00, 0, 1 and 3 sizes there is an elusive size referred to by default as 2.

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I finally have to click it the rest of the was with my finger. Do you already have an account? Aug 23, 3. Starting at 1 second, cock the shutter. If one fears lighter fluid, one might especially fear contact cleaners.

You will get a lot of advice here about do-it-yourself repairs involving lighter fluid, but I would avoid them. Search on Synchro Compur repair. I only glanced through it so far, but is there anywhere a description of somekind regarding those lubricants A and B? These are also common in the tiny 00 reppair as well as the 0 and 1.


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Click here to ask me any question about Compur Shutters via direct e-mail. I was just looking at each of the links on this page: A properly restored shutter back with its rpair on a lensboard.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. If you do not feel confident with this, then I suggest that you get it done by a service centre. Is Safe on Plastics, and a precision oiler with oil. Let us know what you’ve got.

Thanks Bernard this is amazing, I really did not think anyone will see my reply after the page had been innactive for a while. Basically, remove the lens elements and the diaphragm assy, usually attached to the shutter casing.

The Rosonol Soak works best for those who sit in the deepest part of a shade tree on a clear day, consume a 6 pack of beer then clean their shutter or go take pictures. As a result, we cannot repair broken click-stops.

Aug 23, 4. Sometimes we can’t do anything due to the complete break down of certain key components that are sadly irreplaceable. He quickly patched his new site. More props for Carol at Flutot’s. We’ve spent over five hours working on one shutter only to return it as partially repairable.


Sadly, I’m am trying to avoid professional repair, as I’m just a broke student in Toronto. Aug 23, I use ‘white spirit’, a turps substitute.

I have repaired a few shutters, but I do have a background of instrument serviceing. Aug 23, 7. Replace and secure the shutter top cover then operate the shutter several times at all speeds.

Different eepair for different purposes. Once the shutter has completely dried operate the shutter to verify the shutter operates correctly at all speeds. Aug 24, If the aperture is rough coat the blades and piviots with a light dusting of Extra Fine Graphite and rub it into the blades with a cotton shutyer.

I doubt the “react repar lighter fluid” story, but another effect may eventually develop, perhaps especially on soft plastic parts more common in larger older shutters: However, at higher shutter speeds this is not always possible — there is only so much that can be done when parts have significant wear.