I inherited a beautiful IIIc several weeks ago from a very dear family member who passed away. While cosmetically mint, the shutter doesn't work properly
First I want to apologize if this is a common question here, but I searched the forum and couldn't find something that I can relate. While having many years of film photography experience with all film formats, it's my first Leica (possibly the only one I'll have), so I'll appreciate your help.
So here's the deal: after shooting 2 rolls, it appears that the shutter will work only in 60, sometimes 100. Everything shot in greater speeds came out unexposed. Speeds of 40 and below wouldn't work as well, but sometimes it's unexposed, sometimes it feels like the shutter is on "B". In addition, even when the camera is set to 60 or 100, when I press the release slowly (an old habit), the shutter sounds like it's on "B", but a quicker press feels like the right speed.
Looking at the developed film, many frames look like they are partially overexposed (B ?) and partially unexposed at the same time.
Is this something that can be fixed? I live in Canada and as far as I know, there is no one in Canada that is able to service Leicas. Because of the sentimental value of it, I'm not happy to send the camera away for repair, fearing it will be lost.
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