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    Supermatics are fine shutters, Kodak's best bread and butter shutter. They aren't pretty inside, the surface finish of the stamped parts is not fancy like a Compur. But there's precision enough where it matters, they are value engineering of the best sort. Easy to clean/lube/adjust as well.

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    My new crown graphic arrived today. It was as dirty as can be imagined. I spent about two hours with hot soapy water and Q-tips...It's pretty clean now.

    The stock 152mm Ektar and Supermatic shutter are in OK condition. The shutter is a little stiff / slow. I'm pretty sure a CLA is in order. Some of you made it sound like this was, possible at home? Can anybody point me to some directions? Or, should I just send it off to Carol straight away?

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    brad,
    keep playing with the shutter. mine loosed up after i shot it many many times. it began to work just fine shortly after that.

    eddie
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    lens photos here

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    My new crown graphic arrived today. It was as dirty as can be imagined. I spent about two hours with hot soapy water and Q-tips...It's pretty clean now.
    I also think that is one of the fun parts of buying old cameras; discovering a jewel under a little bit of grime. Almost like archeology; cleaning the dirt away to find a treasure.
    "There are two ways to avoid most trouble in life: live below your means... and within your seams."

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    Jeez, you guys got me too. I have a Crown that looks new and haven't had it out in 2 years. I am in the photo doldrums right now and just got the impulse to do some handholding!!!!..Evan Clarke

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    And I'm scouring the 'bay for one too -- have to stay away from those minty ones -- they're beautiful!

    Thanks guys, I think....:rolleyes:

    JT

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