Good resources for learning the generals in fixing film cameras?

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KCK14 Senior Member • Posts: 1,061
Re: Good resources for learning the generals in fixing film cameras?

Just a reminder that things come apart a lot easier than they go back together.  Shoot lots of pictures. Lay parts out in order as you take them off.

For the shutter, what needs to be really clean are the blades - Note how they are layered. Pull outer housing off upside down so blades stay in place till you can see how they are positioned.  The speed gear train needs to be cleaned.  Most of the other levers and springs can stay in place.  Shutter blades need to be completely oil free.  IF you have a very fine clock oil a tiny bit on each pivot of the speed train applied with a needle.  otherwise leave dry.   The diaphragm blades in the shutter housing can usually be flush cleaned in place with lots of low pressure compressed air to dry.  If you remove diaphragm blades - note that they are interleaved with the last couple going back under the first ones you put down.  Also note that the diaphragm blades have a right side up determined by the pivot pin position.

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