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04-23-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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ME Super Shutter

I accidentally posted this in DSLR. Please forgive me.
I have an old ME Super that I try occasionally to put into service. For the majority of time it sits in a gadget bag as I am considering the move to DSLR, most likely the Kx.
The one problem it seems to have with the lack of use is the cocking of the shutter. Normal throw of the film advance fails to set it, but if I intentionally put a little extra force or a "bump" at the end of the forward throw, then all is well and the cocking of the shutter works normally. If I continue this way for 20 or so advances, by the end of the procedure the film advance works as I remember it when new.
Now this problem would probably be fixed by a CLA, but I'm not sure this camera is worth it, especially if I am considering moving to the Kx. Does it sound like something is bent or dirty towards the end of the film advance lever's throw? Even if I don't get the CLA done, as long as I remember that last "bump" against the limit of the lever's forward travel, it would work fine. The camera never really shot that many rolls of film and the exterior, mirror box and film area all look relatively new. I'm sure the light seals could use replacing, but as of now they are not gumming up and sticking the mirror as I often hear reported.


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