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Contax IIa

Postby alexvaras » Tue May 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Thanks to a friend I have now a Contax IIa (plus a IIIa as bonus) "serviceable", if I add to this equation the variables "no wife" + "no dogs" =

I cleaned and lubed already the slow gear, so speeds should be fine, I test all of them and they seem ok.
On my way to dismount the rangefinder two small sims felt from I-don't-know-where, my guess they belong to the helicoid plate that holds the lens, but from which of those five screws come from these two sims? :)
Another question if you can help me is how can I clean the "yellow" glass of the rangefinder? OR is it better leave it if I have no problem to focus?

Tomorrow will be the cleaning of all the metal parts disassembled and the cleaning and lubing again the rangefinder and helicoid.

Thank you for watching and the advices.

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Re: Contax IIa

Postby PFMcFarland » Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm

Now that's getting into it! For your shims, see if you can find an impression they might have left behind, or even an extra clean spot in the shape of the shim. Looking at the landing pads I see brightness at the top center, and the right 3 o'clock positions. Those are likely your positions for the shims.

Good luck!

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