Fixed my Walzflex

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by totalmotard, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. totalmotard

    totalmotard Member

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    Fixed it redneck style, WD-40! When I bought it the focus knob was stuck at infinity. I thought about using it just at infinity, but I found a little movement in the knob so I started lubing it and working it. After a couple of days it loosened up real good. I took the view finder apart and cleaned it too.

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    So, here's a couple sample shots with it (Ektar 100). I really like the sharpness of this lens. I think I've got a winner here.

    At f3.5, wide open:

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    At the park, stopped down to f11:

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    f5.6 close focus:

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    I'm very pleased with my $25 purchase! :D
     
  2. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

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    I love redneck fixins. Like smacking an sr-T101 on the floor to free up a jammed shutter button. Now I gotta put it up on some cinder blocks for some timed exposures.
     
  3. ntenny

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    That's a really nice-looking camera. Looks like a Rolleicord competitor---is it about at that level, with a Tessar-type lens and so on?

    -NT
     
  4. totalmotard

    totalmotard Member

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    Yep, it's almost an exact duplicate, 75mm f3.5 tessar lens, shutter speed from 1 second to 1/300th. It's very well-built.
     
  5. HarrissPhotog

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    Nice fix! Photos are looking good and that camera is a gorgeous piece of machinery.