A few classic computer photos

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 6 14:31:02 CST 2009

>  > For obvious reasons I've never needed one :-)
> :)
>  > Exaktas are not hard to work on yourself if you feel like it. You'll
>  > need watchmaker's screwdrivers and a pair of non-magnetic tweezers[1],
>  > but not much else. If you want to have a go, I'll dig out the nearest
>  > model I have an talkyou through at least getting the shutter out of the
>  > bodyshell. There is osmething in one of Tomosy's books on dismantling
>  > the Exakta, I can check to see which one if you want to try to find it.
> I'm not entirely comfortable with precision mechanicals, but I may break

I often forget that not everyone had a mis-spent childhood...

> down and have a go.  Are you familiar with Miles Upton's book?  Not

I've never come across it. Do you have a title?

Tomosy's books are good in places (and worth reading), but I don't think 
they go far enough in some areas. OK if you have some experience anyway, 
prob.ably not so good for a total begionner.

> cheap, but if it's as good as some people think, might be worth it.
> I'm pretty sure I don't want to do curtains myself.

It's a nasty job to get them running true...

> It'll be a bit before I have time to dive into this project, so don't go
> digging just yet.

OK... Let me know when you need help (that does not mean after you've 
undone every visible screw and the bits of the slow speed escapement are 
acattered around the room...)..


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