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Contax 645 shutter

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SOURCE: cONTAX 167 SHUTTER PROBLEM

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

Posted on Nov 17, 2006

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Mamiya 645- broken mirror stop.


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When I look through the viewfinder the shape that surrounds my image is not a rectangle but a circle. So a lot of what I see in the viewfinder is blocked because it is in a "circle" shape.


This sounds to me like the ground glass or fresnel focussing screen is missing from the viewfinder. You need to have a professional camera repairer take a look at it.

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merry christmas! :) Your shutter is broken.

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with electronic cameras, it is the control circuitry. send it for service. your service agent probably will replace the complete pcb as they don't know or wouldn't care to diagnose which minor component went wrong.

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CONTAX 167 SHUTTER PROBLEM


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

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