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07-14-2012, 04:24 PM #1
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Praktica Nova 1-shutter speed problems
I couldn't find a cut off age for what classifies as vintage, however I recently acquired for literally a few (£3) £'s, a praktica Nova 1 and am having problems with it.
I can't seem to set a shutter speed on it, I have tried turning the dial on the top to the different settings but the cloth blind in the back takes over a minute on every setting to return back to it's original position and the mirror to subsequently go back into place. My friend and I tried to dismantle it slightly to see if there was something jamming it or slowing the drum that winds the cloth, but we could not find anything.
I couldn't get inside to perhaps lubricate the mechanism which may be the root of the problem as I see that the last ones were produced in 1967 and obviously moving parts such as that are subject to wear and tear etc.
I shall post a video of the camera's internals operating to see if anybody can spot the root of the problem, as I would very much like to shoot some black and white rolls on this camera
If anybody can help me at all with this problem it would be greatly appreciated,
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