Not sunny Sunday means I have to open, fix and/or clean something.
This time a Plaubel Makina II, the 's' I added myself because it's not entirely II or IIS version, just in the middle. Surely I'm wrong.
I mean the II version can accept more than 10cm Anticomar, but all the II I saw they have not the aperture and distance scale for the Wide Orthar 6.8 that this has, probably I didn't take a look deeply.
So the problem of this camera is the rangefinder, both mirror and beam splitter need to be changed, not far beyond to be cleaned. Luckily Martin Seelig can provides the mirror and he will cut the beam splitter with the original dimension that both need, I guess in one month I can haven them here.
Also maybe the back seals have to be replaced and but apart from a general cleaning all is fine, bellows and lenses as perfect.
Some photos from my day, all the rest at flicker.Overture.Front out.Front from behind.Speed ring connection.Big and dirty Compur.Aperture inside, shutter blades.All cleaned.Back to normal.All together again.End of Act I.
Full pictorial https://flic.kr/s/aHsmw9d97e
What can I say, the engineering is beautiful, top notch as Zeiss or Voigtlander, everything very straight with easy solutions but great quality and absolute not margin for mistakes.
Probably I will shoot something with the ground glass (btw its broken and I need a new one) and tripod.
Thank you for watching.