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McCoy
30-Nov-2016, 10:31
My Cambo SC camera has very weak springs on the ground glass hinge. It is very slow to close to secure the film holder. Can I take this apart or do I need to replace the back? Is there a special lubricant that I can spray into it?158116 Thanks in advance for any help.

Mark Sampson
30-Nov-2016, 16:29
Cambo is still in business, I think. They were connected with the now-defunct Calumet Photo in the USA (not sure, exactly, who owned whom). If they are still a going concern, perhaps they have a distributor in the USA? Parts might be available direct from the company if not.

McCoy
30-Nov-2016, 17:35
Cambo is still in business, I think. They were connected with the now-defunct Calumet Photo in the USA (not sure, exactly, who owned whom). If they are still a going concern, perhaps they have a distributor in the USA? Parts might be available direct from the company if not.

Thank you Mark. I couldn't find one on their site but I did send an email to them. Hopefully they will have a set of springs. Thanks again!

rjphil
1-Dec-2016, 06:38
I got parts for my Cambo 45SF from these folks. https://www.digitalback.com/product-category/6-cambo-cameras/. They were called Capture Integration at the time, but had what I needed.

mdarnton
1-Dec-2016, 06:44
If it's closing slowly, the problem is probably not weak springs but rather gunked up lubricant. Try placing one small drop of light oil where your arrow is pointing, both outside at the point where the hook and shaft meet the ground glass frame just inside the hook, and just inboard of there, where the shaft goes through the hole in the frame. And any other similar spot in that neighborhood where something is moving through another piece.

McCoy
25-Dec-2016, 16:40
Thanks everyone for your help. I was able to replace the springs after Blake ordered them. Here is his contact info in case anyone else needs parts for a Cambo.
Blake Griffin
Channel Manager
http://www.cambousa.com
info@Cambousa.com
404-859-5809 | National
406-899-1408 | Cell
The parts cost $8 with $3 shipping for a total of $11. What a difference. The springs were shot. I assume the previous owner left it loaded for years.
They are not hard to replace but it does take some patience as it is a multi-step process. I took several photos if anyone would like to see them just let me know.
Thanks again for all your help. All the suggestions were great!
-McCoy






My Cambo SC camera has very weak springs on the ground glass hinge. It is very slow to close to secure the film holder. Can I take this apart or do I need to replace the back? Is there a special lubricant that I can spray into it?158116 Thanks in advance for any help.