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You can see the 2 points of servise for Salyut medium format camera, 1966 year of manufacture:

  • Shutter and curtain mechanism repairing
  • Complete cleaning, lubrication, adjustment (CLA)
The camera and gears completely was disassembled, all weak parts was replaced, the gears was completely cleaned and adjusted. Then camera was repaired, assembled, lubricated by swiss watch oil and tested for correct working.
It is easy to do. You should have about hundred spare parts and 25 year of experience. :)

The old Salyut camera repairing process
Old and broken Salyut camera before service
Old and broken Salyut camera before service
Salyut camera body without focussing screen
Salyut camera body without focussing screen
Taking off the camera mount from the broken body
Taking off the camera mount from the broken body
The internal gears under the cover plate
The internal gears under the cover plate
Looks like mechanical watches. It is only parts of gears
Looks like mechanical watches.
It is only parts of gears.
Other gears under the shutter handle.
Other gears under the shutter handle
The camera unit taken off from bodyThe camera unit taken off from body
All units disassembled and placed on table
All units disassembled and placed on table
All units and titanium shutter curtains
All units and titanium shutter curtains
The both shutter curtains tapes must be replaced
The both shutter curtains tapes must be replaced
Shutter winding unit must be disassembled and repaired
Shutter winding unit must be disassembled and repaired
Some parts must be replaced by new ones
Some parts must be replaced by new ones
Repaired shutter winding unit before adjustment
Repaired shutter winding unit before adjustment
Repaired shutter mechanism after adjustment
Repaired shutter mechanism after adjustment
Repaired curtains installed to the body
Repaired curtains installed to the body
The winding crank installed back and adjusted
The winding crank installed back and adjusted
Flash synchronisation gears checked and adjusted
Flash synchronisation gears checked and adjusted
Shutter braking unit - breaks very often
Shutter braking unit - breaks very often
It must be disassembled and several parts replaced
It must be disassembled and several parts replaced
Repaired, cleaned and lubricated units on the place
Repaired, cleaned and lubricated units on the place
Now we must adjust all units together
Now we must adjust all units together
Come back baby! Time to breathe again!
Come back baby! Time to breathe again!
Last adjustments and external cleaning
Last adjustments and external cleaning
Ready for 7 stage testing and shipping back
Ready for 7 stage testing and shipping back

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