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    Zeiss Super Ikonta B possibly broken

    Of course I spoke too soon about my recently-purchased Ikonta seeming fine. After a couple rolls, it started only working (in the sense of shutter properly pressing and film advance winding) when there was no film in the camera. Useful, right? As soon as film went in and I underwent the exact same procedure of setting the film counter, the shutter would get stuck, counter would skip frames as I wound, I could only trip the shutter by hitting the chrome lever under the lens, etc. The last two rolls I tried--not cheap, of course--I perhaps got to hit the shutter a total of 3 times per roll. Whether those even amount to shots remains to be seen. But now, it's gotten worse. Shutter button is completely stuck, and will not come uncocked. Even if I fiddle with it enough that I can advance to the next "frame" (in quotes because of course there's no film in there now!) AS IF the shutter went off, it still remains in cocked position.

    Argh. Of course this self-destructed a month after my return period ended, and I'm probably looking at a pricey repair. Although if I don't get it repaired I'm out the money anyway .

    Anyone ever experienced problems like this? I don't even know where to get it repaired in New York, would I have to send out to certo6 (forgot his real name, Juergan something)? So frustrating because otherwise it seems great, sharp lens, rangefinder spot-on, no light leaks.

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    Hello , what sort of Super Ikonta B have you ? 530/16 or 532/16 ? Some first 530/16 have a counter which is not working like others .
    If it's the usual counter of 530/16 and 532/16 , you can do as follow (I think I had this problem with one of my S.I. B) : with a finger , push and turn counter-clockwise (and very slowly , 1 or 2mm only) the center of counter ; when you hear a little "click" , shutter is unlocked .
    I have tried that with my Zeiss Ikon and it works ; I hope it's so with yours .
    After loading film , turn counter (with finger) until number 1 ; it locks if it works correctly . If not , do as above , but verify correct film advance .
    But you can try before without film .
    Last edited by Andy38; 10-13-2009 at 09:51 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I'm fairly certain mine is 532/16. Previously, it was working as you described, but the film counter ONLY consistently worked if there was no film! Once loaded, the shutter would get stuck about half the time, leading to rolls that were half-shot or less. Very frustrating.

    I did email Jurgen/certo6 and unfortunately it's an expensive repair. At the same time, right now it's an expensive doorstop .

    Does anyone know anyone who can repair a folder in New York City? I'm just wondering if it's possible to get it done a bit cheaper AND not paying shipping...



 

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