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Ikonta help needed
Old 12-13-2015   #1
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Ikonta help needed

Received my new to me Ikonta A and took it for a spin yesterday. Shutter purrs like new, but I'm noticing the thumb wheel that focuses the lens is quite stiff depending on how far out of focus I am. Is there a way to simply disassemble and put some light lubricant on it. Thanks

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Old 12-15-2015   #2
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It appears to be almost the same as my Mockba 5. It's not too hard to open up the assembly with a few small tools. However be very careful with the gear train under the focusing wheel,screw them up and your focusing will be off. Tread carefully, Peter
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Thanks Peter, I did remove the focus wheel and put some very light sewing machine oil in there with a precision oiler. I also put a drop on the lens helix. Getting better. I see the small rangefinder window on the arm actually rotates, might try a drop or two up there.

I've also adapted my grip so I am using my thumb instead of my index finger to focus, helps a lot .
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