Hans Kerensky

Hans Kerensky

Posted on 08/22/2013


Photo taken on August 21, 2013


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6x6
Beautyflex
Taiyodo
Fodorflex
Removed
Cotton
Strands
Rear
Front
Board
TLR
Panel
Japanese
D
Body
Lens
Biokor


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Fodorflex Reaching for the Shutter (08)

Fodorflex Reaching for the Shutter (08)
Fodorflex (aka Beautyflex D).
Japanese 6x6 TLR. Produced around 1955.

A view on the rearside of the removed Lens Board.

Pfewh... luckily not fungus but something like strands of cotton sticking through the shutter blades !
At least i understand now why the shutter only worked in slow-motion.

Guess that somebody tried to clean an inner lens surface through the shutter and did let
go of the release button (no B or T on this shutter) too soon ;-)
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WARNING :
This image is intended as a guide for the more experienced camera service man. If you have no experience in camera repair please do yourself a favor and send your camera to a professional service shop. It would be a pity to lose a vintage camera in a failed repair attempt.

Comments
Hans Kerensky
Hans Kerensky
Andre, they must have noticed that. Guess the problem was that he/she didn't find out how to remove and clean the shutter. There were signs that somebody removed the screws of the Bayonet mounts but that's not the way to go.
4 years ago.
Talaini
Talaini
At least it is in good hands now..
4 years ago.
Ian Turner
Ian Turner
Or maybe this was Fodorflex' self-cleaning shutters? :-} Seriously though, it is hard to imagine what was used to clean, or how such fibres got there to begin with!
4 years ago.
Hans Kerensky
Hans Kerensky
Thanks Hugo !

Ian, hope to find that out once i open up the shutter.
4 years ago.