How to remove Lubitel 166u Shutter

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  1. Hamster

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    I have a lubitel with a broken diaphragm, however I am stuck about how to get to it.

    The aperture blades have dislodged, and I can see there is a plastic(?) retaining ring from the film side that seems to be glued.

    I am a bit apprehensive about trying to use solvent there.

    Has anyone got experience with getting to the aperture blades? The Lubitel seems to be fairly disassembly unfriendly.

    Once I fix it up I'll give to a digi-friend to try her hand with film. Hopefully another convert.
     
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    hi hamster

    did you see if there was a c-ring inside the camera?
    i think that is how i removed mine ( on accident :smile: ) ...

    good luck ( with the repair and conversion! )

    john
     
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    Do you mean the c-ring around the rear glass element?
     
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    that *might* be it.
    it has been a long time since
    i took off the shutter on mine ...

    sorry i can't be more helpful ..