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    tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    the shutter is slow at speed slower than 1/4, it seems easy to add some lubricate is I can open it, but I don't have the tool to open it, any suggestion?
    Thank you in advance

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    What will you lubricate in the shutter and with what lubricants?

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    If I remember correctly, I did open a copal 0 which comes with a 90 6.8, then put some dry graphite on a some gears, I know that may be the correct way, but when I put it back the 1 seconds and 1/2 seconds sounds good now,

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by ttssbbs View Post
    If I remember correctly, I did open a copal 0 which comes with a 90 6.8, then put some dry graphite on a some gears, I know that may be the correct way, but when I put it back the 1 seconds and 1/2 seconds sounds good now,
    That is not the correct way to lubricant a shutter. Why not greatly extend the life of your shutter and have it CLAd by a professional?

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    That is not the correct way to lubricant a shutter. Why not greatly extend the life of your shutter and have it CLAd by a professional?
    Thank you! Any suggestion where to send that to?

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by ttssbbs View Post
    Thank you! Any suggestion where to send that to?
    If nothing else go to the Rodenstock or Schneider web site and ask them who does repairs in your country.

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    I think you're going at the question backwards, anyway. When shutters slow down, they don't need more oil; they need the crap/oil mix that's in them cleaned out. That's a more complex job than just dripping oil on top of a bunch of crap that's already there and hoping for the best. You CHANGE the oil in your car, right--you don't just put more in there on top of the dirty mess of ages and shavings that's in there now.

    Dripping oil in like you're thinking is a guaranteed way to make the shutter not work at all, as the oil migrates to places it wasn't intended and things stick together.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    I use Carol at Flutots camera repair in Whittier California.
    Terry

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    What will you lubricate in the shutter and with what lubricants?
    The wisdom of Solomon expressed with Socratic questioning.

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    I had a shutter rebuilt by Carol at Flutots Camera Repair as well. First class work!

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