#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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However since they are of the usual rimset design they look xompur to the later versions. Many seem unaware that old shutters were sometimes whale oil lubricated. Battery vendors for the PX 21 can be found via a Google search.

We reserve the right to charge for parts if such failure occurs within the warranty period, but is not related to the original service provided. One might also be aware that some repzir Radio Shack “electric contact cleaners” are caustic Your name or email address: My main sources are eBay and the junkers some of you have given, traded, or sold to me.

I recently exchanged a few emails with Benoit to point out a few docs that existed in the “old” site and were missing or dead links in the new site, and helped him collect per-page jpg’s into single pdf.

Check operation of the aperture blades.

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Aug 23, Compur shutters were the world standard for high quality large format lenses. 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. The larger one in the picture is a special version of repwir same shutter made for Linhof.


Position so that you can observe the shutter baldes, operate the shutter and observe the second hand of a clock or wrist watch. The earliest versions have three blades which open and close to deliver the exposure. I can’t afford, or even find, a new shutter. The earlier versions are OK but relair performance does not equal their current Japanese made replacements.

I finally have to click it the rest of the was with my finger. Click on the words in the yellow boxes at the right to see more. I’ve also been successful with lighter fluid also ethyl alcohol. This size and the 00 size is no longer available and replacement with new shutters is a problem.

I’ve heard this of this lighter fluid advice. I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and have it looked at. We aim to adjust shutters within these tolerances. The normal stay is three to five weeks, depending on how well the shutter cooperates.

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If we find that it can’t be repaired, we can either send it back to you and you need only pay for the postage or we’ll give it a proper funeral and a place in the Synchro-Compur Graveyard.

Basically, remove the lens elements and the diaphragm assy, usually attached to the shutter casing. It now runs smoothly. Jun 12, These shutters are modified at the factory and Schneider has chosen not to make their parts available. Labor and parts are extra, depending on the specific parts needed for overhaul. Similarly, we can longer repair Alphax 3 shutters. Different lubes for different purposes. We can examine your shutter first and let you know the diagnosis before you send any payment.


If the aperture is rough coat the blades and piviots with a light dusting of Extra Fine Graphite and rub it into the blades with a cotton swab.

Fixing a Sychro-Compur shutter

But shuttee can restore the shutter to its original Copal condition without click-stops. On June I found out that Benoit Suaudeau’s site is no longer operational. Next, we’ll adjust your shutter so it can be as true as possible to the Dial settings.

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. Solutions for all shutter problems.

Finally shuutter out the mechanism and drain off solvent. Once it’s thoroughly clean and dry, we’ll lightly apply the proper lubricants to all lubrication points. The most popular sizes are 0 and 1. DO NOT operate shutter with the front cover removed. We Specialize in Shutter Repair! You can buy the cd from Bernard Mecking for about ten bucks on ebay.