Mamiyaflex Shutter Repair?

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  1. htmlguru4242

    htmlguru4242 Member

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    I pulled my Mamiyaflex out of the closet the other day, only to discover that the shutter is ... grumpy.

    It fires on the highest speed, but on anythieng below 1/100th, it either sticks, or makes a painful noise; it doesn't seem to be timed correctly. Theev B setting does not hold the lens open.

    The lever that triggers the shutter also does not pop back up after the shutter fires; I have to pop it back up before I can re-cock the shutter.

    Does anyone have suggestions on repairs? DIY? Is there somewhere that I can get this done?
     
  2. BMbikerider

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    Firstly don't touch it yourself. It sounds as if what lubricant there was has dried out leaving a sticky residue behind. You won't have the equipment and tools to dismantle the shutter and ensure the speeds are accurate afterwards. Take it to a reputable repair engineer and get them to service the lens and the camera body as well.

    Being of mechanical construction they will have the skill and know-how to take it all to pieces, clean it, lubricate the shutter and set the speeds afterwards. It will be money very well spent.
     
  3. agfarapid

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    Take it to Essex Camera in NJ (camerarepair.com) Very reputable, they have repaired my Leica's, replaced the bellows on my Fuji and done CLA's on my Mamiya 645 equipment. Fast & trustworthy. You might also consider just getting another lens on e bay or KEH. If the lens your talking about is from the first Mamiyaflex twin lens, maybe it's time to upgrade. Good luck!