Zeiss Ikonta 524/16...Prontor Shutter

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  1. jreitsma

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    Folks;

    I have a Ziess Ikonta 524/16 that is in beautiful condition except the shutter (Prontor S) is very, very sticky. Any advice re: cleaning and adjustment would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Much--Joe
     
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    Hi, I've got an 523/16 and had the shutter cleaned by Certo6 aka Jürgen Kreckel just last month. While some say his work is no good: I have to say that my shutter works beautifully now, he was very responsive and the price was very reasonable I think. (58€+14€ for shipping)

    If you want to do it yourself: taking the shutter off the camera is pretty easy and so is dismantling it, but I have to admit that I saw what a Prontor looks like on the inside on the web and decided that I need someone to do it for me :wink:

    Here's a nice page with some info and additional links: http://www.davidrichert.com/zeiss_521_16_compur_rapid_shutter.htm It's about a Compur shutter, but taking your folder apart is pretty similar. Also the links at the end lead to some nice info as well.
     
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  3. numnutz

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    Unfortunately the difficult bit is putting it back together :surprised::D:surprised:



    nn :smile:
     
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    I have a Welta Weltax with a sticky shutter and malfunctioning slow speeds. Tempor shutter. Not really sure I want to try to open it up myself with the stories I've read about Tempor shutters having un-anchored springs. Don't want it to start spewing springs once I take off whatever's keeping them in place.

    Best of luck with getting your folder cleaned up! :smile:
     
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    You could try removing the elements then flushing with Propanol or lighter fuel, that's revived all my older shutters including an Ibsor (older version of Prontor).

    Ian
     
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    I do not know how much experience you have with cleaning the cameras, if not alot I would second Ian suggestion to use some lighter fluid, however try not to get it into the lens, or the bellows, do not use any of WD-40 lubricants, if you decide to clean it yourself. I you can take the shutter out without taking it apart I would get a cheap ultrasonic jewelry cleaner fill it with ligher fluid and try to clean the entire shutter, then do not rinse it, and just let it dry, put a tiny drops of clock oil and see if it comes back to life. I do not know if it is wise to use syringe to oil the shutter, just get a piece of wire, hammer it a bit until it is elliptical shape and use that as an oiler.