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Thread: Wista 5x4 DX field camera repair to front strut

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    Question Wista 5x4 DX field camera repair to front strut

    Hi - last year I lent a friend of mine my Wista 5x4 DX field camera. He returned it after a few days saying he didn't use it so I just left it in the outfit bag. and didn't bother to check it.

    Last week I decided to use it for a small project as my Gandolfi does not have sufficient movements. When I opened it up it seems that the fitting holding the one of the front struts has come away from its fixing.

    The fitting seems to be a press fit in the hole in the fixed strut and affixed with glue - (epoxy resin I suppose) - Is it OK to just glue the fitting using epoxy resin? or should I try something else.

    Thanks in advance for any replies

    nn

    John Wills

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    Re: Wista 5x4 DX field camera repair to front strut

    252 652-4401 is Wista service in the USA. If you are here why not ask them so it is done correctly.

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    Re: Wista 5x4 DX field camera repair to front strut

    As it's a 5x4 Wista I'd suggest calling Teamwork, in Foley Street, London as they are the British importers and carry out UK repairs.

    Looking at my Wista 45DX if it's the bit that the strut pivots on these appear to be a press fit and there are small punch marks on each showing the brass is then stretched slightl to hold them in place.

    Ian

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