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Old 11-10-2012   #1
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I screwed up :-(

Hi,

I have a Schneider-Kreuznach Angulon 1:6,8/90 that was in mint condition until I attempted to fix the sticky Synchro-Compur shutter.

The shutter stuck at speeds slower than 1/25. When I attempted to open the shutter I removed small screws on back and rear lens element the shutter blades all became loose

I stopped everything I was doing and did not sty to fix my mistake.

Who knows where to send this lens for repair.

Also I am looking for the URL off a site that shows how to DIY CLA & Repair.


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Old 11-10-2012   #2
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Call Fred Mueller at International Camera Technicians in Mountain View.
(650) 961-5825
2455 Old Middlefield Way, Unit J
Mountain View‎ CA‎ 94043

He'll get your lens and shutter sorted out.
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Old 11-10-2012   #3
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Thanks! Will call him shortly
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Old 11-11-2012   #4
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FWIW, Most if not all leaf shutters come apart from the front.
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Old 11-11-2012   #5
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You could try Carol Miller at Flutot's in Whittier, CA. She does great work at very reasonable prices. 562-696-0759
http://flutotscamerarepair.com/

I met Carol & Lee at their shop & they are very nice people...I think I spent an hour there talking with them...
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Ouch. Been there, done that.
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Old 11-11-2012   #8
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Its going to Carol on Monday.
Hopefully I will get it back on time to finish my 612 Holganon to get familiar with it before I take it to Myanmar (Burma).

Want to shoot the sunrise and sunset over valley with over 4000 temples in Bagan.
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Out of curiousity... what was your next move going to be?
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Old 11-12-2012   #10
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Carol is going to repair the lens. Then I will put it back on my 120 Pan Holganon and start taking some pictures to confirm the distance scale I made on the helicoid to confirm focus and exposure.

Also I have a 65mm Angulon on its way to me that I want to put on a "regular" Holga that has a broken shutter/lens.

I might also hack one other 6x12 Holga (pinhole version) and convert that one to take the 65mm Angulon for a super wide view :-)
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try this site if you're game. Makes it look easy.
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I don't particularly care to work on Synchro-Compur shutters, but I have done three of them. The first one wasn't bad, the second one (actually a Japanese clone Seikosha MXL) was the pits (and I never did get it to work again), but the third was the easiest one because I could put the cover ring back on to hold the charging rack in place. And I wouldn't have tried them if they weren't my cameras.

That said, I've got one more to clean up (on an Agfa Karat 36), then I hope to be done with them, at least until I get bored enough to tackle that Seikosha again.

But almost all leaf shutters are serviced from the front. Good thing you are sending it off to a pro. I wouldn't want to have to take one down to the blades.

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Old 01-15-2013   #13
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I took apart a broken modern copal #0 that had partially opened up and its blades had fallen out, and fixed it up. Went in from the back. It was a real pain, and I had no guide except a little diagram on a totally unrelated shutter that showed how the blades went in...it was enough for me to guess my way through, and the shutter works perfectly now. IMO unless you have a lot of technical experience and time to kill, it's not worth it. Shutters are extremely complicated, and you can screw something up trying to fix it yourself. Sending it out is a good call.
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