Joined: 02 Dec 2011 Posts: 510 Location: BRENTWOOD England
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:49 am Post subject: I Fixed my 1956 Isolette III !
GOOD NEWS !!! I managed to fix the seized up focus on my lovely AGFA Isolette III 1956 ! I took half an old film and cut it and processed and under x6 magnifier they are SHARP -- I could not get 'full aperture' on all of them as with 200 ASA Rated I had to use 1/500 @ f9 or f5.6 but THIS one was at f3.5 and at 3 meters away it is sharp ! I see this lady often in Brentwood and she poses for me for camera tests and I give her a print ! I managed to undo the very small screws on the focus ring and unscrew the front component which is two small glass elements which should 'separate' as you turn the focus, but they were stuck fast with the grease so i picked up some WD 40 on a small paint brush and brushed it into the join and LO and BEHOLD !! they separated and I could clean up the solid grease , now it focused at all distances, even 1.2 meters.
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