Yashica Mat 124G TLR Camera User Manual: How to use and work this TLR, help in handle and use film with a Yashica Mat 124G Twin Lens Reflex Camera.
The Copal MXV Shutter in a Yashica D TLR Camera A Step-by-Step Guide by Dave Gauer Now with full-size images! By popular request, I've uploaded and linked my original, full-sized, uncropped (and unfortunately unmarked or annotated) images for all of the photos in this guide. Just click on any of the images of camera guts below to see a big version so you can zoom in and see all of the details. A typical, non-functioning TLR My tale begins with an eBay auction.
Some strange fascination with TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) cameras has brought me here. $32 later (plus shipping) and I've got my very own Yashica TLR. I discern that it is the D model from the manual shutter cocking, right-side focus and film advance, and other visual cues. When I started to play with the critter, I realized that the shutter was not opening.
Well, the eBay seller had made no promises to the contrary. It was time to crack the camera open. Join me as we enter a world of gears and springs where life is cheap and parts are small.
Removing the twin lens assembly is simple. Unscrew the four screws holding it in place. It now comes free of the camera body. With my Yashica D, there is absolutely no linkage between the lenses and shutter and the film-holding portion of the camera.
They are completely discrete units. Pay attention to any thin shims that could be under the top cover. Those shims were put there by the factory for perfect planarity, infinity focus adjustment, and the focus tracking between the upper lens and the take lens.
You will want to replace these exactly as you found them when reassembling. Don't forget to draw diagrams or take pictures as you go! Here you can see my self timer lever and shutter sync mode levers. Normally, this would be at least somewhat simple. The sync lever goes into the M mode where the cover has a cutout and the self timer would be in the resting (right) position where there is a cutout. You remove the five philips screws holding the cover in place.
Then, by moving the shutter cocking lever as needed, you carefully jostle the cover free. Acpi Pnp0700 Driver Xp. Regrettably, I had to force the hell out of mine, and bent the self timer lever pretty badly.
I know no way around this. If someone out there knows a better method, please and I'll post the answer here. Nippon Car Security System Manual Ncs. Update 2014-11-20 A visitor 'snikulin' has these instructions, which may prove helpful: 'I think I have found the correct answer: start from the back of the assembly. • Remove taking lens barrel • Remove viewing lens ring After 1 and 2 the back of the assembly is easily removable and I have full access to the shutter itself.' Remove the lens barrel and free the shutter. Now the shutter is free.
Be sure to keep the stack of rings just as they are. The order is important.
On the other hand, getting the shutter release out of the mounting plate takes a few moments. It's like one of those twisted nail puzzles you find in gift shops where you must find the right way to align the two elements to free them. Take your time and don't force it. There is a right way to do it. Work slowly once you've got it, you'll want to keep that stack of rings in the exact order you found them and placed carefully somewhere so you can remember the correct orientation to the shutter itself. Remove the shutter speed cover. With the ring removed, the cover comes right off.
The shutter speed cover is held on with a screw-on ring. A set screw keeps the ring from unscrewing by fitting into the half-circle notches in the ring. You can see that the makers put a handy dab of red paint to indicate the position of the set screw on the ring. If you do not have a mark like this already on your ring, I recommend adding one to help get the tension correct when reassembling. Turn the set screw a half turn so that the flat side faces the ring.
Now you can use a blunt instrument to push against the notches in the ring to unscrew it. Beneath is the shutter speed cam. Release the speed cam. Now it is easy to identify the various parts. • The self timer is the part with the red lever at the bottom • The shutter speed regulator is the unit right next to the yellow flash sync lever • The shutter release is a jumble of parts • On my manual shutter reset model, I have a shutter reset lever • The shutter release lever (if you have one) is at the bottom • The self timer module You can operate these various levers in this state and get an idea of how the shutter works. What really impressed me about this shutter is that each unit is a discrete mechanical unit.
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