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    Hurray! I bought a jeweler's screwdriver set today and took the ring off. I soaked the assembly in lighter fluid all day and when I got home I dropped them in boiling water. I grabbed the threaded part with vise-grips padded with a piece of mousepad, and carefully grabbed the other part (which isn't threaded) with the vice grips naked. They came apart.

    I figure I'll either use some anti-seize compound, or boat trailer bearing grease on it when I reassemble.
    f/22 and be there.

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    On one apparently knowledgeable site, I found this recommendation:

    I use Permatex Superlube, a PTFE based clear grease sold in a sqeeze tube at, among other places, Radio Shack. A tiny bit, just two or three 1 mm dabs applied with the end of a toothpick, is enough for the focus threads in a front-focus lens like the Agfa uses; it's viscous enough you won't have the focus moving on its own after you set it, but smooth enough that one finger is adequate. And it *stays* slick.

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    Well, I put it all together, but a quick trip into the closet with a flashlight reveals that the bellows is rather like swiss cheese. Is there anywhere I can buy a new bellows? I think I could handle putting it on myself.
    f/22 and be there.

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    We once had a guy Mark Kopono making em but he dissapeared n turned out to be a flake.

    There are a few companies making bellows but they aren't cheap. I'm sure someone will chime in soon.
    Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.

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    Since you are in the US, and if you think it is worth it, you could send it to Certo6 (Jurgen). He specialises in renovating old folders: http://www.certo6.com/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
    On one apparently knowledgeable site, I found this recommendation:
    I did find the original source for this info. On APUG no less: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum147/...ns-repair.html

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    Looks like I'll have to bust out the liquid electrical tape.
    f/22 and be there.

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