Post by eastereggbiff on Jan 24, 2019 8:00:43 GMT -5
Hi there more experienced hands.
I have recently gotten into film photography as a hobby. I have an Olympus OM1 and I am looking to get my first medium format folding camera. There is a Super Ikonta 534/16 that I am seriously considering but it was CLA-ed by the vendor. I have no clue how well this was accomplished as he is a private person and there is no reputation to scrutinize. He has been helpful in discussing his work and condition of camera so can not fault him on the correspondence.
As part of his refurb he made the bellows "replaceable" stating:
"Replaceable means that the normally locked frame has been adjusted the way that now you can just grab the bottom edge and unlock easily the bellows frame. The frame normally is put permanently with high force mounted in the body and trying replacing it will likely end up with damage to the body, I have managed to adjust the bottom plate edges so it can be pulled now easily. Replacing bellows now is as simple as pulling and unlocking frame and unscrewing the lens body."
Having no clue as to whether this was a sensible thing to do (it certainly sounds helpful), I do wonder if there are any thoughts on this...
Any help would be truly appreciated from this uncertain and ignorant fellow.