#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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Services and Prices Important. They are asking for old junk shutters that you may have laying around also.

Also, some Copal shutters from Schneider have aperture click-stops. The larger one in the picture is a special version of the same shutter made for Linhof.

Fixing a Sychro-Compur shutter | Photography Forums

For a list of vendors please visit our Links page. Compur shutters were the world standard for high quality large format lenses. Benoit Suaudeau’s extensive documentation now lives on: That lubricating section was new to me. Also note the order in which they were removed!. Hello Everyone, I was working out my shutter today, priming and firing, as a was instructed to do by a friend of mine to make sure that all the speeds worked sgutter worked at compir speed they should.

Compur shutter repair manual

While I am a DIYer, it makes me a little nervous. In addition to the normal CLAC, when the piston is slow or not functioning, we remove and clean the piston–removing any corrosion or repar that has built up inside–so it works smoothly and is reliable.


From the service section of Flutots Camera RepairUnfortunately parts are erpair longer available for those great Synchro-Compur shutters. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. I have 9 or 10 shutters that I have done the CLA that I described and they work correctly after 5 years. The most popular sizes are 0 and 1. Place the mechanism in a suitable shallow container and flood with a solvent.

There are variants and versions that make this a difficult size. First, we’ll clean your shutter to get rid of all that old sticky or hardened lubrication. We Specialize in Shutter Repair!

Aug 23, 5. 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 latest versions are perfect in operation and if it were not for their very high price would be popular.

DO NOT operate shutter with the front cover removed. Starting at 1 second, cock the shutter. I only glanced through it so far, but is there anywhere a description of somekind regarding those lubricants A and B?

During the warranty repaif, we will restore the equipment to good working order, or refund the repair charge, at our option. IF you do not feel comfortabe following the procedure I described then contact Flutots or another shutter repair facility for a CLA of your shutter. Thanks Bernard this is amazing, I really did not think anyone will see my reply after the page had been innactive for a while.


It is possible to fix, but take care!!. One a Compur Shutter ocmpur a ‘s 12cm F6. I doubt the “react with lighter fluid” story, but another effect may eventually develop, perhaps especially on soft plastic parts more common in larger older shutters: This shutter came in totally frozen.

Wayback Machine and Google are my friends. All repairs are warranted for a period of 6 months from the date of the repair.

It has a new design torsion type mainspring and was originally available in sizes 00, 0, 1 and 3. I’ve heard this of this lighter fluid advice. A properly restored shutter back with its lens on a lensboard. One might also be aware that some eg Radio Shack “electric contact cleaners” are caustic Please read this message click here before sending anything to us for repair.

Fixing a Sychro-Compur shutter

But we can restore the shutter to its original Copal condition without click-stops. We do not clean multi-coated lenses. It now runs smoothly. We will gladly clean, lubricate, adjust, and check CLAC them, but if, rpair first examination we determine that they are unrepairable, we will let you know by email.

The earliest versions have three blades which open and close to deliver the exposure.