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yashicalynx
02-11-2005, 20:09
Hi guys,i just aquired a new to me Zorki MIR.It has the most amazing feature,it is full frame at 1/250th and slower..but half frame at 1/500...amazing those former Soviets they are,what a neat trick......ok ok seriously now,anyone know whats going on with my shutter curtains?

jdos2
02-11-2005, 20:13
It's called "capping," and ya gotta lubricate the first shutter curtain train- it's going too slow, and the second is catching up to it. Just sold a Leica M3 that was doing it between 1/500 and 1/1000.

yashicalynx
02-11-2005, 20:17
Ah....thank you thank you,any tips on how to do it?

fraley
02-11-2005, 20:28
yashicalynx,

Try these links for some more info. I had my shutter adjusted for the same problem. Could probably have done it myself when I discovered it was controlled by two screws on the bottom of my Fed 5C. But I wasn't sure how to check the timing. Anyway here are some links

http://jay.fedka.com/index_files/Page389.htm
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/forum/messages/674/1411.html?1058091089
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-101.html

fraley
02-11-2005, 20:29
One more, it's worth subscribing to this site so you can post questions

http://www.beststuff.com/forum/list.php?f=21