Yashica Lynx 14 - Film advance winder locks up sometimes

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by Avispartner, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Avispartner

    Avispartner Member

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    From a recent GAS attack (again...) I received my Lynx 14.

    Shutters seems to fire ok, aperture blades look clean, no fungus, overall looks are used, but good.

    However, sometimes, the film advance lever stays in the "wound" position and will not snap back. I need to unscrew the screw and fiddle around the winder a bit, then it will snap back into "normal" position.

    Any ideas on how to solve this? I can't really see any consistant scenario when this happens.

    Thanks and cheers from ice cold Switzerland.
    Rob
     
  2. SafetyBob

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    If you want to play with it, give it a go. But if you really like the camera, and want to use it, get it to the best Yashica guy you can find over there to repair it.....OK, have a good CLA done on it then you will have a nice shooter.

    I have one Lynx 14 that was actually in very nice condition and actually works well (it came from forum member (that's why)) and one that needs help. Haven't had the time, effort and money to send it to Mark Hama. If you can afford the postage, contact him. He will make it operate like new, then you can enjoy using that wonderful old camera. Nothing like using an old Lynx...

    I have a lovely collection of the Lynx family that are in various states of needed repair. I purchased all of them because externally, they all are in almost new condition. Internally, they have been neglected, mostly because they sat in a closet for years and got gummed up.

    If you have a keeper, get it fixed properly. I will be worth it in the long run, if not, have at it, you don't have much to loose. A "real" Lynx in good to excellent condition is getting really, really hard to find. If that's yours, please don't send it to an early death.....you have a part of photographic history that needs to be saved.....and enjoyed.

    Bob E.
     
  3. Avispartner

    Avispartner Member

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    From Rob to Bob :smile:,
    Thanks for your hint and what a great coincidence: I have just packed it in a box that will be sent to Mark Hama tomorrow...
    I have received his estimate of $110 plus postage. Quite a bit, on the other hand quite a bit less than on this side of the pond. I hope it will return in such condition as you describe it.
    Cheers from really ice cold Switzerland
    Rob
     
  4. SafetyBob

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    Rob, everyone I have ever heard of has never had an issue with a camera coming back from Mark....not one.

    Bob E.
     
  5. dehk

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    Can't help you there less I have the camera infront of me. However I've been trying to find a Lynx 14 for a while now, great get! Make it work!

    Right, try a drop or 2 of lighter fluid under the crank.