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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Kodak 35 Rangefinder Reply with quote

I received a Kodak 35 RF from Goodwill yesterday.



The camera desperately needs a CLA, the shutter is sluggish and the rangefinder needs cleaning and calibration. This has now become a DIY Project.

A quick search of the web turned up 'Camera Collecting and Restoration'.
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The procedure for the Kodak looks detailed enough that I believe that, with care and a lot of pics, I can do this.
I'll post photos and comments as I work on this.

Phil


PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how your project progresses. I'm especially interested in seeing example photos taken with that camera. I also see it show up on Goodwill's auction site not infrequently. I've considered getting one, mostly just because of its ungainly looks. It's so ugly, it's cute, if you know what I mean.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael,

Heck. I may end up calling you for help.

I plan to take photos at every stage of dis assembly so I know how to get it back together. Cell phone camera has replaced instant film for me,

I'll be back from West Texas Monday or Tuesday. If I'm not working i'll call bout another photo trip to somewhere.

Phil


PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done this, CLA on this model.
Not really difficult, even re-collimating the RF after reassembly.
There is one ring in there that can be a %^^&%$%&$ to remove, if stuck.


PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
I've considered getting one, mostly just because of its ungainly looks. It's so ugly, it's cute, if you know what I mean.


I have similar thoughts. The army version looks actually good.


PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I had one of these a few years ago. I remember thinking that if anyone tried to steal it I could use it as a defensive weapon ... brute of a thing! The lens was fairly good, though, as I remember, the f/3.5 Anastigmat, but there were several options available. What is fitted to yours?