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    Repairing a Werra 1 Camera – Part two

    This is the second part of my post describing my adventures with a Carl Zeiss Werra 1 35mm viewfinder camera. Last time I stripped down the camera and removed the lens unit from the camera body. I also got the back shutter off the lens and cleaned it up and was faced with how to get the front, or picture taking timed shutter off and clean it and get the shutter times working. Removing the Werra 1 shutter I could...
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    Repairing a Rusty Werra 1 camera – part one

    A few weeks ago I bought a faulty Carl Zeiss Werra 1 camera which is a 35mm viewfinder camera, with a view to getting it repaired and working again. The story was that the seller on eBay was testing the camera and found that the shutter was a bit sticky so they were trying to use the camera to see if it loosened up. Their nephew, hearing that it was sticky and knowing that you can remove stickyness with a...
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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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