Konica III

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by Kevin Roach, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Kevin Roach

    Kevin Roach Member

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    Ok I just picked this camera up cheap at an antique store. I actually traded some old junque for it.

    It comes with a couple of problems. First, everything seems to operate fine except the winder lever doesn't return to the top by itself. I have to push it down and UP. It sticks at a certain spot about half way up.

    Second it is a really pretty camera, BUT the vulcanite seems to have flaked off in a couple of spots. AND it looks like someone tried to remove the rest of it with a scrapper of some kind. It's all scratched up and ugly. Any ideas how to safely remove this stuff and recover it? I've recovered cameras before but never dealt with this stuff.

    Kevin
     
  2. raid amin

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    This camera has a very sharp lens. Wish you luck in cleaning the camera up.
     
  3. Kevin Roach

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    Yes, I've been using this camera. It has a very nice lens. The winder problemn isn't too bad. I just have to pump it up and doen manually. the spring seems broken. And it's not as pretty as it could be.

    These old Konicas are pretty well made cameras otherwise. It is fun to use.