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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Probably not worth it to try to fix it. TR's in working shutter are available sometimes at $100-125.

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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Thanks Jon--if that's the case, is there anything useful I could do with the elements short of returning them to the seller? Mounting them in the broken shutter will only let me use it wide open, so...

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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Quote Originally Posted by teleugeot View Post
    Thanks Jon--if that's the case, is there anything useful I could do with the elements short of returning them to the seller? Mounting them in the broken shutter will only let me use it wide open, so...
    Get a drawing compass and make some washer stops.
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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Get a drawing compass and make some washer stops.
    That a good idea! How would you mount them? In front of the front element, or behind the rear one? Also, how would you calculate the correct radius for a given f number?

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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Try Carol. Or a used Betax shutter, carefully check measurements to make sure it will fit. I've seen a bunch of them in Betax shutters, which are actually very reliable and quite usable, like the Acmes.

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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Quote Originally Posted by teleugeot View Post
    That a good idea! How would you mount them? In front of the front element, or behind the rear one? Also, how would you calculate the correct radius for a given f number?
    Use arithmetic to get the size of the aperture, or maybe someone here has one and can measure their aperture for you. There may be some pupillary magnification that would skew the dimension. Mount them where the shutter's missing aperture was, not in front or behind the complete lens.
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    Re: NEWBIE alert!: Shutter for TR Triple Convertible?

    Quote Originally Posted by lenser View Post
    Check with Carol at Flutot's Camera Repair. She has worked miracles for some of my antique shutters and is extremely reasonable on price.
    I strongly concur. She does wonders at a very reasonable cost.

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