Hi all -
Well, I'm rediscovering camera repair after years off. Have had this Clarus for a LONG time, and it worked for a while, but not consistently. Got some pictures out of it a long time ago, then set it aside when the rear curtain started lagging. Tried to sell it a while back, and no bites.
Well, fresh off the Konica rehab success, I decided this kitschy little camera deserved a second (third, fifth, dozenth) chance. Opened it up, lubed it in a few places, cleaned it some others, and added some tension to the curtains. The result? The shutter is firing consistently and reliably, the glass is pert-near perfect, and the door latch even works now. And I have the case:Clarus MS-35
, on Flickr
Threw the ground glass against the rails and the rangefinder seems correct. Unfortunately, and predictably, I'm out of 135. Placing an order tonight. The shutter still doesn't wind up to the speeds it should, but I sincerely doubt this thing ever hit 1/1000. But it's good enough now for Sunny-16 and a scanner, so it's time to test.
Too much fun.
Thanks for looking.