Topic: Replacing broken shutter of a Contax RTSIII

I am in the (lengthy) process of replacing the shutter in my RTSIII. I bought a donor RTSIII the experienced a fall for a couple of euro's, that will donate the shutter. I I have taken both shuttersnitch out. Now entering the rebuilding fase.

Last edited by naaldvoerder (2014-12-12 19:43:33)

CZ 18 28 50 85 135  MD 28 35 50 85 135 Rollei SL66 80 150 250  RTSIII Aria(2x) X700 X300

Re: Replacing broken shutter of a Contax RTSIII

Hey, there!


I suppose it's obvious you're thoroughly documenting the "procedure", right?


And you'll post it here ASAP, RIIIIIGHT?!?


wink


The best part of this forum for me (and the most missed one during the forum's recent hiatus sad), was the maintenance & repairs section. I really have to find time to post my Canon FD 300 f-4 adaptation to Nikon mount, and some results (pretty good on some aspects, IMO smile).


Anyway, I digress. Best of luck with your surgery! That's a pretty daunting one, IMO.



Cheers!

Nikon: D7000; F2; F4; FA. RMC Tokina 17/3,5; Ensinor 24/2,8 Macro; Nikkor: S.C. 50/1,4; AI-s 28/2,8; Micro 55/2,8; 80-200/4; S. E: 35/2,5; 100/2,8; Viv. S. 1 105/2,5 Macro (Kiron); MC Rokkor PG 58/1,2; Canon FD 300/4; Pentacon 135/2,8.
Pentax: K20D; CZJ Flek 20/4; SMC Pentax: A 28/2,8; 50/1,7; M 50/1,4; Tak. 50/1,4; Tamron Adall 2: SP 90/2,5 Macro; SP 60-300; 35-70/3,5 CF; .
And some others...

Re: Replacing broken shutter of a Contax RTSIII

Good luck naaldvoerder, that's not the easiest of tasks. 

I have a RTSIII repair manual (my RTSIII came back from a friend seemingly working but with a crusty white substance around all the seals and most of the switches unmoveable!) as I've been looking at trying to remove the top plate to see what's caused the gluing of the switches - at least the shutter works!

Please keep us posted on your progress - and hopefully success.

Contax fan: 645+45, 80, 120, 140, 210mm; RTS, RTS Fundus, RTSII, RTSIII, Preview, 139, AX, S2b: Zeiss 15, 16, 18, 21, 28 f2, 35 1.4, 45, 50 1.4 & 1.7, 55 1.2, 85 1.2AE & MM, 100 f2, 135 f2, 180 2.8, 300, 500 4.5, 28-85, 35-135, 75-210;  Mamiya RZ67 ProII + 50 Z, M 65 f4 L/A, 75 Shift, 90, 110, 140 f4.5 Macro, 180 W-N, 250 Z, 100-200 Z, C 150 f4 SF  Fuji GX680III+50,65,80,100,125&180 f3.2,100-200.

Re: Replacing broken shutter of a Contax RTSIII

I took a bit longer then I hoped for, but I finally slayed the beast! I now own two of these. Both functional and very, very sexy..

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ … e=598EB212

CZ 18 28 50 85 135  MD 28 35 50 85 135 Rollei SL66 80 150 250  RTSIII Aria(2x) X700 X300

Re: Replacing broken shutter of a Contax RTSIII

Congrats!!
They look great with that lenses.