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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The other day I 'saved' an old Konica 35 from extinction. It was in such a bad shape that I had doubts whether it's going to make it or not. But...

    A few hours of work put into disassembling the shutter and working on cleaning as well as the covering (black leatherette) and it's back to 'normal'. It's a Leica copy (of sorts) and not too badly put together. A nice piece of glass complements it (Hexanon 50/2.8 in a rim set shutter).

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  2. hobbes28

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    :drool: MmMMmMmMMm that's a nice looking camera. :D
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :( :( :( Don't mind me....I always cry at happy endings.....:lol:



    Looks like you did a great job here, Mitica - beautiful camera! :thumbup:
     
  4. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Terri and Hobbes, yes, it's a beautiful baby. It's been neglected for many, many years and the old oil inside the shutter was gunked and sticky. A little Naphta and some blowing made the shutter purr like a kitten in love. The rangefinder was out of synch but I found how to fix it and did so.

    I love working on simple (mechanically speaking) German cameras like Leica/Zeiss/Voigtländer and on occasional Japanese ones. It is not as complicated as it seems.

    Hey, maybe we could have a special sub-thread on camera repair... :)
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dude. You ARE the sub-thread on camera repair! :lol:

    Seriously, I think it's awesome how much you've obviously learned, just in the last several months you've really taken an interest in it. :thumbup: Some of these well-built babies just suffer from lack of use, it seems. It must be a great feeling to restore them to their original beauty! :)
     
  6. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Oh my gosh its beautiful!!! Did you take before pics? I cant wait to see what it can do :D

    Ive taken to collecting a few cameras myself lately, but dont tell the hubby.... its a secret :lol:
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wish I had... D'uh! Well, next camera I'll save.





    PS I won't tell your hubby if you don't tell my wife! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
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    I like repairing simple mechanisms too... but more like the Brownie Box Camera variety. :lol:

    There's no hiding my collection fever from my wife, they're all over my desk. :lmao:
     
  9. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Ive just learnt to say "I bought that ages ago honey.... remember?"

    Even if I did just pull it out of the box it arrived in this morning :lol:
     
  10. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great! A line which will be used by me from now on... ;) :lol:
     
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    kemplefan TPF Noob!

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    cool camera i realy like the look of that
     
  12. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I'd be very interested in following camera repair. I've got an old Pax that won't focus and an old...something else that won't trip the shutter when the button is pushed. My grandfather brought both back from Japan after the Korean war, so I'd like to get the working again.
     

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