Praktica Super TL slow speed escapement clean and lubricate.

A few days ago I received a Praktica Super TL 35mm camera which had a problem with the slow speeds. In this post I’m going to describe the procedure I used to remove the Super TL slow speed escapement, clean it and get it working again. The first part of the operation is to reveal the slow speed escapement which is situated in the bottom compartment so the bottom cover needs to come off. To do this you need to […]

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Agfa Ambi Silette film advance strip down

A couple of weeks ago, I managed to pick up a camera which I’d been on the look out for for quite a while, an Agfa Ambi Silette 35mm rangefinder. The camera was sold as ‘not guaranteed working’ and that turned out to be quite accurate because it certainly wasn’t working when I tried it! I’ll go into more details in the article but, as a heads up, this post covers the Ambi Silette film advance strip down. The first […]

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