Broken K-3 *tear*
Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:52 PM
I just got some bad news for myself. I was trying to get and the film gate on my K-3, and somehow mannaged to mess up the mainspring . Now I am told that it would be cheeper just to get a new one off of eBay. I talked to Bernie O, he says its not likely that it could be repaired for less then a new one. maybe I'll poke around in the internals a little more and see what I cant mess up more now.
Anyway, I am now very dipressed. I feel like an idiot for actualy going and opening it up. Someone slap me?
A very depressed Dory
Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:32 PM
I know the feeling - I've come close to a few paper weights with my Bolexes but have been lucky the local tech had the spare parts in his stock (otherwise its off to Switzerland we go in a Lear jet) -
Watch out for those springs Dory - as a matter of fact dont 'watch out' for them - they can take out an eye just like that - whapoing! - and your bleeding and blind...
Wear safety google as least - a welders mask even
Edited by Nick Mulder, 22 May 2007 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 04:47 PM
Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:07 PM
Oh my goodness guy! What the heck?
yeah man you should stab me in the jaw. i'm going to try and fix it myself, but i doubt it. it would be so nice if i could....
the thing that realy tears me up is that i did it EXACTLY how NCS shows on their website.
Edited by Dory Breaux CDBProductions, 22 May 2007 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:19 PM
ALWAYS have a good set of VERY SMALL screw drivers around when you tear into your K-3.
DONT remove ANY of the set screws. If you do, make sure to magnatize your screwdriver, as it will save you a TON of trouble.
DONT Remove the loop formers yourself, it could very well end up in you needing to remove the fil counter. I'm having to re-build my own .
Make sure EVERYTHING is fit JUST right before you are done. Run a test roll and get it developed before you use it for a serious shoot. I still havent done said action.