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    Busker --1970's Canon FTbn

    I have lubricated my Canon FTbn bodies by taking off the base plate and just touching the cogs and pivots with oil on a piece of fuse-wire -- so took out one loaded with 2006 outdated Fuji Superia 100 and took this shot of a 'Busker' one -man -band with the 100mmf2.8 Canon SSC Breechlock lens at f4 to try to put the background more out of focus. The camera winds on very smoothly now -- first 'service' in 40 years !

    Canon FTBn 03 by pentaxpete, on Flickr
    An 'Old Dog still learning New Tricks !

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    I've retired my Ftbn, it still works but creaks a bit and needs a service, but I decided to replaced it with a new F1 body, and spent the CLA cost on that instead of the Feb.
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    I'm all toes when it comes to anything mechanical these days, so I paid a professional to do that. It was more money than I wanted to spend, but it beats having a bunch of dusty shelf queens.
    Fred Latchaw
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
    I'm all toes when it comes to anything mechanical these days, so I paid a professional to do that. It was more money than I wanted to spend, but it beats having a bunch of dusty shelf queens.
    I have an agreement with the camera technician who services my photographic equipment, I don't try and service my gear, and he doesn't take photographs .
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    So how much would a CLA on an FTBn be? I'd like to get the meter calibrated for alkaline batteries, get the focus adjusted, and the frame spacing adjusted if possible. The spacing isn't perfect for my scanners negative carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
    I'm all toes when it comes to anything mechanical these days, so I paid a professional to do that. It was more money than I wanted to spend, but it beats having a bunch of dusty shelf queens.
    Or, a bagful of bits you can't put beck together
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    Great photo and great camera. I have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbultman View Post
    So how much would a CLA on an FTBn be? I'd like to get the meter calibrated for alkaline batteries, get the focus adjusted, and the frame spacing adjusted if possible. The spacing isn't perfect for my scanners negative carrier.

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    A basic CLA typically runs about $65, depending on your technician. I think it cost me $150 to have one completely serviced, including upgrading the battery circuit.
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Or, a bagful of bits you can't put beck together

    I call that the 'unsorted parts bin'. Mine is rather full at the moment.
    Fred Latchaw
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
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    In my camera shop we used to get lots of elderly men come in. with pathetic expressions on their faces carrying plastic shopping bags containing their dismantled cameras who wanted them fixing, but the repair company we used wouldn't touch any equipment that had been "tampered with by unskilled Labour, because it made it so difficult to repair because often several components had been lost and were missing".
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