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buzzski



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Shutter selector slide question Reply with quote

Hello, just picked up a speed graphic after using a crown for a bit. The shutter selector slide doesn't lock in position to fire the leaf shutter in the lens. In order to fire the lens shutter the selctor lever has to be pushed down as well. Is this common? Is this easy fixed? am I missing something?

Any guidance gratefully received! Ta
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_4.html
page 10
or
http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_5.html
page 12

press in on the selector and move it to front or rear and release, it should stay there. From rear slide up to trip the FPS, selector should slide back to the rear position.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for such a quick response and for the links - much appreciated. Looks like the switch must be faulty, refuses to stay in the downward / front shutter position. Not a massive deal, hopefully gonna get a barrel lens to use on it anyway. Regards, Craig
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.southbristolviews.com/pics/Graphic/manual-pdf/servicemanual.pdf

There are minor differences between the 2x3, 3x4, and 4x5 side rangefinder models from the service instructions in this linked manual.

Remove the cover only, clean, lubricate reassemble to get the selector working properly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for that info - damned if I can get the link to open though - hangs my browser every time! Will take a look inside the cover though to see what's going on. Thanks, Craig
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The linked service manual is a 6.5 mb pdf on a Windows based system.
The file is slow to download on some systems. It works fine on Firefox and Internet Explorer with adobe reader enabled in the browser.

Try www.southbristolviews.com graflex manuals, pacemaker service manual.
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