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CONTAX 167 SHUTTER PROBLEM

My contax 167 has a problem: shutter doesn't open completely, so I have a black line in the top of my photos. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanx Luca

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It's nothing the user can do about. you need a help of a repairer.

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