Repair - Olympus Pen shutter
Hello. My Olympus Pen has started acting up. The shutter opens correctly, but when it closes, it closes only half-way, then pauses, and closes the rest of the way very slowly. I have tried dripping some lighter fluid on it (it is directly accesible from the back) but this only helps a little, and only until it evaporates.
Do you think I have to disassemble the lens, and look for a weak spring, a greasy shutter blade hinge or something?
I would rather take it to a pro repairman than mess it up myself, but I do not feel it is worth the cost.
The camera is the model with the 2.8cm f/3.5 lens, and it says Copal-X on the bottom, that must be the shutter type?
Thank you for any kind of feedback on this
I don't think there is an easy way: the camera has to be opened.
Copal X is the shutter, yes,
What says on top of the camera, whith model is it ?
If you can wait until July I could have a look at it when I am back in Holland, am in Brazil right now, sorry !
they work on olympus cameras like yours ...
i believe it is john hermanson, who is a member of apug.
The camera is simply Olympus Pen. 2 strap lug (one missing though) leatherette covering, serial 337793. The Pens generally scarce here in Denmark, I have bought the only two I have ever seen. The repair prices on zuiko.com are very reasonable, even with added shipping costs. Thanks, I will try to contact him for a quote.
With the 2.8CM lens I don't think it's a very common critter here in the US. It's most likely worth having fixed.
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john h is a really nice guy.
when i bought my pen ft, i called him
and asked him specific questions about the pen ft,
what to look out for/ stay away from.
after his advice i bought a camera that i have used constantly since i bought
it and had no troubles with it. i know that if anything goes wrong with it,
HE is the person to send it to, no questions asked.
good luck with your camera!