HELP!!! MY Grandagon 90/4.5 stuck on the shutter!!!

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by WilliamXP, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. WilliamXP

    WilliamXP Member

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    I just got my 'NEW' 2nd-hand Grandagon today, which is being mounted on a Sinar board. Fair enough. So I screw the front cell off the shutter. Simple. And then, when I do the rear cell, I felt some resistance come and go about three times and then it stuck there. So I use more force to screw this thing off. And there the rear cell goes off without its screw ring!!!!

    The ring is STILL stuck on the shutte!!![​IMG]
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    NOW NOW HOW COULD I GET THIS THING OFF!! AND MOUNT ON MY SPEED GRAPHIC!!?????[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I THOUGHT RODENSTOCK COULD DO BETTER THAN THIS!!!

    ANY COMMENTS WILL BE WELCOME. i AM NEW TO HERE AND NEW TO LF AS WELL. :tongue:

    MANY THANKS
    YING
     
  2. E. von Hoegh

    E. von Hoegh Member

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    Jesus, that doesn't sound good. Worst case, the (aluminium) threads galled and cold welded themselves together. Put some penetrant on, a tiny dot with a toothpick every 120 degrees and try gently to move the threads.

    It isn't Rodenstock's fault.
     
  3. WilliamXP

    WilliamXP Member

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    Thx, E.

    Frankly, I dont have any tools. I really mean it. I don't even could find a proper screw driver... Anyrate, what kind of penetrant we are talking about??? I don't even see any gaps anywhere to begin with.... thats why I post for help...

    I know its not R's fault. It very well being bended (remember I mention the resistances when I screw it off) in the thread that causing this...

    I just being a bit frustrated as this lens is my OWN 3rd LF lens (but I used LF in uni for sometime). And how much hope I put into this lens, I even planning a holliday trip at the end of the month to play with it... *sign* life is truely full of the unexpected...
     
  4. Dan Fromm

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    DON"T SHOUT!

    Screw it back together and demand your money back from the seller. "It was very well bended" indicates major damage.
     
  5. WilliamXP

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    Thx! The seller agree to return the lens!