OK, so I actually started the repair of my Canonet from the front … seemed logical as the shutter was not operating.
- Spanner wrench
- Rubber grip
- Screw drivers
- Soldering iron
The lens/shutter is layered.
There is a thin outer ring that holds the name plate on … first to go.
After removing the name plate it will reveal the light meter ring … remove that.
Now we have to remove the front lens group.
This just unscrews … so get a grip.
This layer is held on by the three brass inner screws.
Warning … watch out for the wires.
Underneath that you have the … brown, that has wires, and electrical contacts, on a lever thing, plate.
Remove the three large screws.
This is where the soldering iron may be needed if you pull the wire too hard … like I did.
Ok, getting close.
At this point you may just want to wash out this whole thing with Ronsonol … then just exercise everything.
I am going to continue … by removing the retaining ring, then pulling off the speed cam.
… and there it is.
After getting all this way, I figured out that there is a problem with the aperture … it was not opening. I can move the blades, so it was not jammed … this meant that the mechanism that moves it open is broken ?
That is part III.