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Thread: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

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    Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    Hi Guys
    I recently bought a Linhof master 4 outfit from another LFFer.
    Lenses are 75mm, 150mm and 270mm [last two cammed].
    When the 270mm Tele-Arton arrived it was claer thathe small nipple where you screw the cable release into the shutter had been broken in the post, seemed like a simple repair so I sent it direct to Munich [I'm in France]
    They just called me and explained that they had no parts for the shutter and were unable to repair, in other words it's useless.
    However shutter works fine with the little release lever so it is really only the cable release socket..................
    Anyone have any thoughts on alternative solutions/creative repair shops/ replacement shutter unit [what shutter is it?] or worst possible case scenario have a replacement 270mm Tele Arton going cheap??
    Thanks
    Clive
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    Antibes, France

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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    Is it in a compur 1? If so you can replace the entire shutter with a copal 1 and get a replacement scale from s k grimes. They may also be able to repair it.

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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    Don
    Its definitely a syncro-compur but I don't know which, it'll be on way back to me from Linhof in Munich shortly.
    Clive
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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    May be you should have sent it to Schneider and not to Linhof...
    Anyway, I'm sure that Maël Bilquey (in Limoges) could do something for you!
    "I believe there is nothing more disturbing than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept!" (Ansel Adams)

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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    Philippe
    Good point re Schneider vs. Linhof service although as its actually a shutter spare required, so who knows?
    I know not of Mael Bliquey in Limoges, I'm guessing just what I need ,a repair wizard in France [there was great guy here in Nice but he has closed]
    Do you have an email address or if no, a phone number?
    Thanks
    Clive
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    Antibes, France

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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    http://www.photo-technique.com/

    4, rue Jean-Jaurès 87000 Limoges
    05.55.32.12.73

    Vous pouvez l'appeler de ma part.
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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    Early Tele-Artons were in a Compur II/5 - the same size as the Symmar 240/5.6 and Xenotar 150/2.8. Later catalogs (mid 60s onwards) show them as being in a Copal 1.

    At a guess it would be the Compur II, since parts for a Copal 1 should be readily available. If it is a Compur II then your best bet is to find a 240/5.6 Symmar (not Symmar-s) and use the shutter from that. The Symmar will either have a Compur II or a Copal/Compur/Prontor 3 with adapters to fit the smaller threads.

    Normally swapping a shutter would be an expensive fix, but if it is just the cable release broken then you can probably swap the cells (and aperture scales) between the shutters and then resell the donor at a small loss.

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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    Great advice here guys, although I hve to say that buying another lens/shutter, using the shutter assembly and then selling remining cells sounds like a diffrent version of wehere I am , ie who needs a lens with a shutter than can't work with cable release?
    Sorry to be dim, am I missing something?
    Clive
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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    I would buy that lens (presumably cheaper than a 100% one), then make a replacement part

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    Re: Linhof 270mm Tele Arton shutter repair?

    The Compur II shutter is a nightmare to use because there is no press-focus mechanism -- it's got to be set to "T" to focus and then rotated back to the taking speed. The Linhof version has a faceplate which makes it inconvenient to move the shutter speed dial.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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