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    Kiev problems

    so after two rolls of films i just found out two rpoblems with my kiev
    1. the rangefinder is misaligned,
    2. after firing on bulb setting and winding, if i move the shutter speed the curtain slide open on its own.

    i'm thinking of getting the rangefinder misalignment fixed on my own using guides from the kiev survival site, but i dont know about the bulb problem, anybody experienced it? what do you think caused it?

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    From something I read on the web, the Kievs do not like having the shutter speed changed once you have cocked the shutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galah View Post
    From something I read on the web, the Kievs do not like having the shutter speed changed once you have cocked the shutter.
    no, it is recommended to cocked the shutter before changing the shutter speed, although some say, unlike other russian RF, it wouldn't malfunction if you don't. and now the problem is apparently not limited to bulb, changing the speed to a faster occasionally does the same thing.

    after i opened the back casting, i found out that there's a latch on the curtains that i think supposed to be held by the shutter mechanism,but in my case that sometimes slips. at least i think that is the problem, would love to hear from a more experienced tinkerer about that.

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    Have a look through the links below, may be of help, sorry i have no more info as i am still waiting for my keiv to malfunction
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    http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=66146

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galah View Post
    From something I read on the web, the Kievs do not like having the shutter speed changed once you have cocked the shutter.
    You have to cock the shutter before changing speed.

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    The curtain problem was/is a cmmon prblem on contaxes and it's copies.
    It usually comes from the latch you saw or a bad/misaligned pair of ribbons.

    There are a lot of variations of this latch even in contaxes, let's say that I usually fix the problem by drilling a hole and welding a small 0.6mm rod. Then I File the rod at 45° and drill a hole in the latch.
    This trick's usability depends on the model of the camera/latch used to build it!

    I must tell are part of those that really benefits of a full and complete overhaul, USSR greases weren't designed for our climate and may be a huge problem later
    Last edited by Blanc; 09-10-2010 at 03:30 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Swensson View Post
    Have a look through the links below, may be of help, sorry i have no more info as i am still waiting for my keiv to malfunction
    regards

    http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=66146
    thanks for the links Craig, aren't they just something (Kievs) the viewfinder may be squinty, and the quirks are a plenty, but handling one is certainly a joy even compared to a F2

    Quote Originally Posted by Blanc View Post
    There are a lot of variations of this latch even in contaxes, let's say that I usually fix the problem by drilling a hole and welding a small 0.6mm rod. Then I File the rod at 45° and drill a hole in the latch.
    This trick's usability depends on the model of the camera/latch used to build it!
    Hi Blanc, Can You show me some pictures of how it is done? i'm pretty sure that this is the cause on this case.

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    Hi Dave,
    well right now I don't have any of them on my bench (or in my own collection) but as soon as one comes I'll keep you updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanc View Post
    Hi Dave,
    well right now I don't have any of them on my bench (or in my own collection) but as soon as one comes I'll keep you updated.
    That will be Great, many thanks.

    regards,


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    Hi dave, if you can't wait fr me you should take a look at zeisscamera.com i think he posted various images of the lock
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