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    Pentacon Six Project. Step 5 – attempted initial shutter setup.

    In my last post I gave some observations and conclusions I’d reached from my initial examination of the shutter assembly in my Pentacon Six. In this post I’m going to describe the progress I’ve made to get the shutter working again prior to trying to calibrate the shutter speeds. After my initial attempts to lubricate the mechanism, and getting the mirror and shutter blinds out of sync, the whole mechanism was not working anymore so I decided to try to...
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    Pentacon six project – Step 3, Pentacon Six shutter assembly

    This is the third post in my Pentacon Six project and follows on from my last one where I removed the shutter from the chassis and carried out a bit of a clean and lubrication. Since then I’ve had a look at the Pentacon Six shutter assembly and I’ve come to a few conclusions/observations. Pentacon six shutter observations For a start I was surprised at how flimsy the shutter assembly is when out of the chassis. The plate that the...

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