#0, #1 and #3 sizes are readily replaced with new shutters, so the option of replace instead of repair is available. The Compur shutters are nicely made and well. From the service section of Flutots Camera Repair, Unfortunately parts are no longer available for those great Synchro-Compur shutters. How to strip-down and service the Synchro-Compur shutter on a Kodak Retina Ia or IIa camera. I’ll assume you already have the shutter removed from the.

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Unless you really know what materials are in your shutter; a liquid or even a grease can react in a wrong way.

Fixing a Sychro-Compur shutter

One might also be aware that some eg Radio Shack “electric contact cleaners” are caustic I have this as a high quality PDF – all Mb of it Can’t remember where I got it from, but I can post it up somewhere if anyone is desperate for a copy. The electronic parts cleaner will be slow to disipate from some areas of the shutter. You will be surprised at the amount of ‘crud’ that is displaced!. I compiled all the JPGs of the manual from Benoit Suaudeau’s site into 13 DJVU files, for the individual sections, and added indexes and hyperlinks to make them easy to use.

If it’s not listed we still might work on it! On June I found out that Benoit Suaudeau’s site is no longer operational. In addition to the usual 00, 0, 1 and 3 sizes there is an elusive size referred to by default as 2.


Extensive Compur shutter repair and lubrification guide | Photography Forums

Different lubes for different purposes. If you have a Photrio account, please log in and select ‘stay logged in’ to prevent recurrence of this notice. They work more like the Compound shutters but are called Compur and were made thru the late sixties.

We will gladly clean, lubricate, adjust, and check CLAC them, but if, on first examination we determine that they are unrepairable, we will let you know by email. Then we’ll check your shutter once again–a final check–and provide you with a timing sheet of your shutter’s test results.

Sometimes it’s possible to overhaul a shutter, depending on the availability of parts. Having some other shutters to play with helps in camera repairs. Do you already have an account? We’ll realign the iris blades so they open and close smoothly, reassemble the lens, and check its operation.

Battery vendors for the PX 21 can be found via a Google search. A link to look at is www. Once the shutter is clean and works properly when dry use the precision oiler to apply a drop of oil the size of a straight pin point to the piviots of the levers and gears in the shutter.

You will get a lot of advice here about do-it-yourself repairs involving lighter fluid, but I would avoid them.

There are variants and versions that make this a difficult size. In addition to the normal CLAC, when the piston is slow or not functioning, we remove and clean the piston–removing any corrosion or gunk that has built up inside–so it works smoothly and is reliable.

At times, 1 second may run a bit fast.

I trip the shutter, it clicks, then nothing. We’re not set up for nor do we have all the proper equipment necessary for cleaning the lens internally. I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and have it looked at. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Once the shutter has completely dried operate the shutter to verify the shutter operates correctly at all speeds. Yes, my password is: But, hypothetically,if I did have to replace it, what would you guys and gals suggest?


The Rosonol Soak works best for those who sit in the deepest part of a shade tree on a clear day, consume a 6 pack of beer then clean their shutter or go take pictures.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. They make use of more machined parts and fewer die stampings and therefore were more expensive to make and sell and have a reputation for high quality. T he Compur shutters are still in widespread use.

Reattach the lens elements and shoot some film and verify that exposures are correct. If you don’t have a DJVU viewer you can get it here.

Trip the shutter and observe that the shutter blades open fully and close as the second hand moves 1 second.

ehutter Be sure to support the aperture blades from behind and remove any cotton fibers that remain afterwards. I’ve done the lighter fluid thing on two different shutters.