The lady isn't ill, she is just old...
So far I've warmed up the rear lens-element with a little halogen light and with a modest tap on the camera housing the aperture came loose. So this proved the aperture blades were stucked by oil or hardend fat. When I swing out fully and release the rapid wind lever, the aperture opens to maximum (f:2,8, take in mind it's an automatic!), but than stucks again, probably in accumulated dirt over the years round that position.
These are my actions till now. Releasing the rear lens-element by myself and cleaning with lighter-fluid, I think it's a very tricky thing... Any advise?
"Time flies, and I? ...I fly along..."
Kodak Retina IIIc - Kodak Retina Automatic III - Kodak Retinette Ib/Wata Combimeter - Voigtlaender Vitomatic IIIB - Voigtlaender Vito CLR - Olympus-35 ECR - Canonet QL17 GIII - Minolta Hi-Matic9 - Yashica Electro 35 GSN - Petri 7 S
Last edited by Brichma : 09-11-2011 at 12:19.