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To service and restore such modules requires patience and skill and is not for the faint hearted.
Every part in the mechanism has to be removed, hand cleaned, lubricated and then readjusted upon reassembling.
It is not unusual to have up to 200 parts on the workbench when a shutter is dismantled.
Vintage shutter mechanisms
can, in most cases, be restored successfully.
The mechanisms shown here are typical lens-
The particular shutter above uses a Pneumatic Piston to control the exposure timing. Surprisingly the accuracy was excellent.
On the left, the shutter is back in place between the front and rear lens groups.
You can get a very good idea of the mechanical condition of the shutter as follows:
A sound shutter mechanism will run cleanly and without hesitation. Anything else and service is indicated.
To have a shutter serviced please contact me by email to obtain an obligation free estimate. As a guide, most shutter overhaul services are in the range $265 to $395
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