RB67 loose advance lever

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by eyesage, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. eyesage

    eyesage Subscriber

    Messages:
    50
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Location:
    Niagara, Can
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The advance lever on the 120 back of my RB67 Pro S is worryingly loose. So far it is functioning just fine, I've never had problems winding and frame spacing isn't an issue but it seems like it could be a minor disaster waiting to happen. I've only had the camera a couple weeks so I can't really say if it's been getting worse over time. I'm sure there's a way to tighten it though nothing seems obvious so rather than poking around blindly I'd be happy to defer to the wisdom of anyone who might know exactly what to do here.

    [video=youtube_share;hV_h32t6GSg]http://youtu.be/hV_h32t6GSg[/video]
    The should give you an idea of how loose it is.

    Your suggestions are appreciated, especially if you have successfully dealt with this before.
     
  2. George Nova Scotia

    George Nova Scotia Subscriber

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Location:
    Milford, Nova Scotia
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    If you're lucky there is a loose screw under that leather disk.

    rb67top.JPG
     
  3. Jeff Kubach

    Jeff Kubach Member

    Messages:
    6,930
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Location:
    Richmond VA.
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    That is what happen to mine.

    Jeff
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 25, 2013
  4. Tom1956

    Tom1956 Inactive

    Messages:
    2,057
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    US
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    It will soon come off, probably ending with chewed up screws or screw sockets. You need to get under the leather, which is undoubtedly easy, and tighten things up.
     
  5. mwdake

    mwdake Member

    Messages:
    612
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Location:
    FL, USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I had the same problem, it was the screw holding the lever to the shaft under the leather disc.
    It is a simple fix after you carefully remove the disc.
     
  6. paul ron

    paul ron Member

    Messages:
    1,864
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    The disk is on there with double sided tape n will go right back on.