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#1 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:07 PM

Ive had a Krasnogorsk 3 for a few years now. Haven't run film through it in a while. However, every once in a while, I will run the camera at various speeds (with no film inside) to make sure that it says in reasonable working order. Just now, I went to push the release button and the camera was completely dead. The release button appears a little bit more pushed in than it usually is. I then pulled out the release button as far as it could go, released it and i snapped back into place. I also screwed in a cable release and that failed to get the camera running too. The camera is currently wound up so being in that state for too long is probably not good for it. By the way, I have never run this camera at speeds faster than 24 fps. Though the seller did briefly (with no film in it) when he was demonstrating this K3 to me a few years ago.
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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:57 PM

Ive had a Krasnogorsk 3 for a few years now.

whne was the last time It was Cleaned and lubed?
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#3 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:33 AM

Charles MacDonald: "whne was the last time It was Cleaned and lubed?"

Not while it's been in my care. Ive had it for a few years. Don't know if it was lubricated by the seller or not. Though I was quite surprised that he ran it at 48 fps (without film) as he was demonstrating it to me...briefly though. Not a good thing for any motion picture camera.
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#4 John Sprung

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:02 PM

It definitely needs cleaning and lubrication. The old Soviet lubricants were kinda strange, they turned to glue over time if they weren't washed out and replaced. Olex in Ukraine or Anatoly at Slow Motion Inc. in Burbank can fix it for you.





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#5 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:33 AM

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