Prontar Shutter Sticking

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by James Bleifus, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. James Bleifus

    James Bleifus Member

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    While I was recently out traveling the Prontar shutter on my Super-Angulon 121 began to stick. First it began sticking open at the 1 sec. setting and then progressed up to the 1/4 sec setting. So I either shoot at bulb or faster than an 1/8th. Is it worth getting the shutter repaired (assuming it can be) or should I junk it and buy a new shutter?

    Cheers,

    James
     
  2. Tom Hoskinson

    Tom Hoskinson Member

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    James, sounds like your Prontor shutter needs a CLA.

    Carol Miller in Whittier, CA charges $45.00 for a CLA and recalibrate (where no parts replacement is required). She does a super job. She is currently overhauling a Ilex #5 for me. She works on all shutters of this general type: Alphax, Betax, Compur, Copal, Ilex,Prontor, etc.

    You can contact her at: flutotscamera@earthlink.net
     
  3. Stan. L-B

    Stan. L-B Member

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    Hello James.
    This is quite a common problem with leaf type shutters generally, particularly if unused for some time. The good news is that it is a very simple matter for a camera mechanic to put right and is not costly. Certainly not a bin job.....
     
  4. James Bleifus

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    Thanks you guys. I'll send it in for a repair. What a relief not to have to buy a new shutter.

    Cheers,

    James