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#0, #1 and #3 sizes are readily replaced with new shutters, so the option of replace instead of repair is available. The Compur shutters are nicely made and well. From the service section of Flutots Camera Repair, Unfortunately parts are no longer available for those great Synchro-Compur shutters. How to strip-down and service the Synchro-Compur shutter on a Kodak Retina Ia or IIa camera. I’ll assume you already have the shutter removed from the.

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It is possible to fix, but take care!!. Ole Tjugen has also identified verisons which untilize a 50mm and First, we’ll clean your shutter to get rid of all that old sticky or hardened lubrication.

Fixing a Sychro-Compur shutter

The vast majority of these are 0 and 1 size, although there are a few 00 size. You will be surprised at the amount of ‘crud’ that is displaced!.

I was just looking at each of the links on this page: Once it’s thoroughly clean and dry, we’ll lightly apply the proper lubricants to all lubrication points. I doubt the “react with lighter fluid” story, but another effect sutter eventually develop, perhaps especially on soft plastic parts more common in larger older shutters: Test B and T for correct operation also.

However, at higher shutter speeds this is not always possible — there is only so much that can be done when parts have significant wear. He quickly patched his new site.

The most popular sizes are 0 and 1. The earliest versions have three blades which open and close to deliver zhutter exposure. Remove the Front and Rear lens cells from the shutter. These are also common in the tiny 00 size as well as the 0 and 1.


The earlier versions are OK but their performance does not equal their current Japanese made replacements. Repair of these an option which must be considered.

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Starting at 1 second, cock the shutter. Might be useful, thanks. Operate the shutter several times to disloge any graphite that is loose around the shutter opening. Thanks for all the responses, guys! Cmpur you have a Photrio account, please log in and select ‘stay logged in’ to prevent recurrence of this notice.

I use shuttwr spirit’, a turps substitute. Then we’ll check your shutter once again–a final check–and provide you with a timing sheet of your shutter’s test results. If the aperture is rough coat the blades and piviots with a light dusting of Extra Fine Graphite and rub it into the blades with a cotton swab.

The Rosonol Soak works best for those who sit in the deepest part of a shade tree on a clear day, consume a 6 pack of beer then clean their shutter or go take pictures. I’ve also been successful with lighter fluid also ethyl alcohol.

This sometimes takes a bit longer with certain shutters. After looking shuter the price of a replacement Synchro-Compour and at the urging of my teachers who have fond memories of the shutter, I’ve xompur that having a professional save it is worth it. Sometimes it’s possible to overhaul a shutter, depending on the availability of parts.


Wayback Machine and Google are my friends. On June I found out that Benoit Suaudeau’s site is no longer operational. Search on Synchro Compur shhutter. Jun 12, Lighter fluid is a traditional quick fix.

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Click here to ask me any question about Compur Shutters via direct e-mail. We aim to adjust shutters within these tolerances.

These are usually four bladed shutters and exist in both dial set and later as rim set versions. For a list of vendors please visit our Repir page.

Actuate the shutter a few times. You must log in or sign up to reply here. We Specialize in Shutter Repair! It has a new design torsion type mainspring and was originally available in sizes 00, 0, 1 and 3. Last edited by a shuttee Reassemble the front cover of the shutter and check operation.

Holding the shutter over a suitable collection container trash can with fresh liner or simular flush the shutter gear train thouroghly with the electronic contact cleaner.

We do not clean multi-coated lenses. Place on a piece of clean kitchen tissue and allow to dry for an hour or so. They are asking for old junk shutters that you may have laying around also. The Compur shutters are nicely made and well designed. Also note the order in which they were removed!.