schneider woes

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Luseboy, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Luseboy

    Luseboy Member

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    Hello,
    So one of the lenses i have for my cambo is a schneider super-angulon 65mm. this lens is obviously a very nice german lens. Well it's got a problem. The glass is totally fine, no fungus, scrathes, split coatings, cracks, etc. the aperature works fine and everything. However, whenever i go to cock the shutter, once i release the lever, the shutter fires off. While this wouldn't be a problem if the shutter fired accurately to the time that i set, it does not, it fires as if it's in bulb. this problem can be remedied if i hold the shutter release lever the opposite of firing direction while i cock the shutter. The problem is intermittent, and luckily i'm careful enough to keep the dark slide closed while i cock the shutter, but does anyone know a simple fix to this? I don't want to pull apart such a nice lens, and i don't want to have to take it to a camera shop...
    thanks,
    Austin
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    How long has it been since the shutter has been serviced? More than 25 years possibly? It's probably time for some routine maintenance, and it will probably cost around $85. Better to send it in and have it done right than to find a temporary solution and discover other problems along with the main one, like speeds that are probably inconsistent.
     
  3. Luseboy

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    it has been a while, my dad got the camera from working at an estate sale, and it sat in a basement for probably 15 years. so its been a while... 85 isn't so bad...