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    I dropped my Konica Autoreflex full/half frame...

    I bought it really cheap as "non working", but it was just the self timer stuck which took me 5 minutes to fix by removing the bottom plate. So I was so happy.... Only paid 5€ for this camera. But I was probably too happy so I pay now the real price. After shooting the test roll I put the camera on the shelf and today, somehow, managed to drop it on the floor. Lens was fine, tried to shoot, sounded fine, but then I opened the back door and shot a few shots again - shutter blades won't open. It fires, mirror goes up, but blades won't travel. I tried on B mode - with a little help it goes down, but otherwise it won't travel... I assume it is not something that I can fix by myself is it? Any tips or It needs to see a reputable service?

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    Ugh. Too bad. No suggestions. This happened to me once but it was a jammed shutter on a Fujica M42 body. Dropped it and it's worked ever since. Drop it again? ;-)
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    Send it to Greg Weber if you want it back in working condition -- he's Mr. Konica.

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    Well now Trask, you beat me to it by seconds !

    Not bad

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    It depends how much you are prepared to spend on a five euro camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    It depends how much you are prepared to spend on a five euro camera.
    That is exactly the point. Maybe I should try it myself - not much to loose...

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    Just try getting another for 50 Eu...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    Just try getting another for 50 Eu...

    I guess full/half frame model is asking much higher price as it is not very common.

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    A Konica TC is cheap... if it breaks buy another.

    The shutters are real difficult to work on.

    The dual frames are rare.

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