voitlander bessa

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    I just bought a voightlander bessa with 110 mm lens 4.5 1/200 of a second compur shutter. I bought it for the lens. Plan to attach it to a 2x3 studio simi view i build. I paid 25bucks for the camera with shipping if I were to buy a vintage lens like it the cost would be about fifty bucks at least.

    I think I got a pretty good deal.
     
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    Yeah, that does sound like a good deal.
     
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    have to wait to see how the shutter springs are but if it isnt worn out it should do fine.
     
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    BTW, which lens does the Bessa have? Is it the Vaskar, the Skopar or the Voigtar?
     
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    I didn't pay any attention when I bought it on ebay... And the seller has pulled the pictures now that it is sold. I suppose to make away for more on their host site. I will have to wait a few days, but I'll keep you posted on the lens saga.

    I have been able to clean most all of the lenses I have bought (without opening them) so I'm not too worried if it is sticky. I just wonder about the springs. If it hasn't been over worked it will be fine no more than I shoot.

    Since I got that 3a with the broken strut but shutter that was practically factory new, I know how those things were supposed to feel. I realize how close to used up a couple of mine are. Too bad there isn't some way to fire the lens on ebay before you buy it.
     
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    lens is the voigtar anastigmat f4.5 110 mm and the shutter about half works just what I expected...at this moment I'm soaking it in benzine. I found a can of energine spot remover that does a great job. When it dries up im gonna lubricate it with graphite which is what I always use its a bit mess for a week or two but it does put a shutter back in shape if the springs aren't ruined. I think this one might have bad springs.

    I cant cock the sutter on b or t slow speed the lens opens but wont close unless I raise the speeds that I hope is just dried grease. Im gonna know in the nest day or so.
     
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    change benzene to naptha and the lens works perfectly now. What a deal... The lens seems pretty sharp as well. I shot it this morning inside the studio I was very pleased.
     
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    Yeah, Naphta, the greatest invention since sliced bread...:lmao:

    That stuff is miraculous.
     
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    I usually put a lens in a waterproff plastic bag and drop in some very hot water. Let it sit till the water just starts to cool then exercise the lens. If I do that a few times it works well and I don't have to relube it. Since i only lube with graphite it takes a week to get the darn stuff out of the shutter.

    But on this one and the last one for one reason or another I had to use naptha and it cleans one up in no time, but it also washes away all the old lube. Really do have to relube it with something but since i don't take the shutters apart graphite is the best thing it works it's way into the shutter chain. The two together made that lens work pertectly.
     
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    so let's say I have a Agfa Sillete with compur shutter and don't know how to acces it (slow times aren't working so well) then I just put it in a plastic bag and hot water?
     
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    As long as you disassemble the lens cells and you take the shutter off the camera, that should work fine. :)
     
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    ok, so let's say it won't work :D
    I don't know how to take the shutter of the camera. any info on the sillete?
     

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