#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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Very reasonable prices for CLAs. Similarly, we can longer repair Alphax 3 shutters. I doubt the “react with lighter fluid” story, but another effect may eventually develop, perhaps especially on soft plastic parts more common in larger older shutters: I have this as a high quality PDF – all Mb of it Can’t remember where I got it from, but I can post it up somewhere if anyone is desperate for a copy.

A Note From Carol. Also none were very expensive. The earlier versions are OK but their performance does not equal their current Japanese made replacements. The larger one in the picture is a special version of the same shutter made for Linhof.

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My main sources are eBay and the junkers some of you have given, traded, or sold to me. Let us know what you’ve got. If you do not feel confident with this, then I suggest that you get it done by a service centre.


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This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. However since they are of the usual rimset ahutter they look similar to the later versions. There are variants and versions that make this a difficult size.

We’re not set up for nor do we have all the proper equipment necessary for cleaning the lens internally. Aug 23, 7. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Once it’s thoroughly clean and dry, we’ll lightly apply the proper lubricants to all lubrication points. Be sure to support the aperture blades from behind zhutter remove any cotton fibers that remain afterwards. That lubricating section was new to me. Any competent repairer can clean and lubricate your shutter.

A situation we run into on occasion is the amount of extra time spent on shutters. It there anything I can do to fix this?

This will give the basic dissembly instructions. Services and Prices Important.

Fixing a Sychro-Compur shutter

I’ve heard this of this lighter fluid advice. The Compur shutters are nicely made and well designed.


I’ve done the lighter fluid thing on two different shutters. These shutters are modified at the factory and Schneider has chosen not to make their parts available.

Your name or email address: We Specialize in Shutter Repair! Trip the shutter and observe that the shutter blades open fully and close as the second hand moves 1 second. Next, we’ll adjust your shutter so it can be as true as possible to the Dial settings. Discussion in ‘ Large Format ‘ started by coryblundonSep 8, This warranty does not cover any damages resulting from neglect, impact, exposure to water or other liquids, tampering, excessive wear, or abuse.

CLAC’ing a compound shutter rdpair take a bit longer than other shutters. First, we’ll clean your shutter to get rid of all that old sticky or hardened lubrication.

Then we’ll check your shutter once again–a final check–and provide you with a timing sheet of your shutter’s test results. The lower shutter speeds can usually be gotten back to the correct speeds easily. Remove the front cover of the shutter.

Note that certain parts may not be available for certain shutters. I have repaired a few shutters, but I do have a background of instrument serviceing.