Lubricating/Unsticking an Instamatic 100 Shutter
I am faced with a problem. I have an Instamatic 100 that i want to use, but after cleaning the insides to get rid of the tobacco resin/smell, the shutter sticks. Any way of stopping this? Will lighter fluid or WD-40 help?
Last edited by ektachrome; 05-03-2012 at 12:38 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: dyslexic fingers
what is the material made of...
If you want to take stickiness from a metal part as long as it's not painted use acetone. don't use it on painted stuff or plastic or bakelite.
Naptha/Lighter Fluid on a QTip will remove the stickiness
The material is steel. It is not painted.
Anyway, what is a QTip. Is it a cotton bud?
A cotton swab you normally stick in your ear after a shower, but to photographers, it's a cheap cleaning wand.
I have the 104 and it's a blast to use. Yours uses regular flash bulbs where mine takes cubes.
If I have it right you get two shutter speeds. One, about 1/80th, with the flash down and another, ~ 1/40th with the flash up (even without a bulb in).
You can use this feature to your advantage.
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i now have unstuck it and ran a roll of truprint 126 film in it!!
It is an amazing camera, to go beside my brownies and leicas
i have also discovered a large stock of flashbulbs, to flash away for 120 pics!!!
People love it when they see you using one of these classic icons.