Having had an extra crappy week in my gray cubicle, how I looked forward to a relaxing barnack sojourn this weekend. Not to be. After two rolls, my winding knob is twisting on and on...the shutter is stuck. I had sent the camera/coll. 'cron to Youxin, maybe a month ago. The camera had a sticky 1000 and a dim finder, but beautiful otherwise. 'Cron had to go back a second time, had arrived to me stiffer than before. The 'cron is now back, a little looser. Youxin says the flange is bent slightly, probably a result of a drop at some point over the past 50 years. But now I wanted to try out the whole kit, plus at long last I got a SOOKY to try on it
I don't know, my friends. Youxin says he is getting away from barnacks, has sold most of his barnack parts, to concentrate on M's, because he finds them more challenging. He recommended I go to DAG in the future if i needed a complex barnack repair. But he wants to take my camera back to fix whatever is wrong. I'm not one to make stinks about stuff like this. It could not be any more of a leisurely thing for me, and i know my dear camera is very old. But it is going back to Boston on monday and I'll miss it. Really wanted it for the Easter holidays. I do have a working Fed 3b/J3 and an XA. So I'll dry my baby tears.
Olympus XA, Fed 3B, Zorki 4K, Leica IIIf rdst, Leica M3 ds, Epson R-D1, Nikon S
"The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured cosiness."
-P. G. Wodehouse