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part of a zenit e
high strength epoxy
high speed epoxy
matt black enamel paint
sur clip pliers
dremel with composite cutting wheele
finishing and fine wet and dry paper
kwik clamps 7 inch
Step 3: Rangefinder
Step 4: Speed selector
A. A3 grub screws and then unscrew
B. then unhook the spring.
C. remove the screw that goes through the spindle. then the brass piece will lift off.
D. remove the selftimer lever reverse thread screw.
E. 4 screws in the front and 2 on the top hold the shutter box,the rest comes apart easily.
F. the only gear needed to remain in is the spindle that stablises the film sprocket thingy. its secured withe a leaf spring which i replaced with a circlip
Step 6: Compactifikation
i used a hacksaw then a file to get it all to fit snug.
then i filed the front of the zenit camera (a leftover from the uv zenit pinhole project) to fit nice and at the correct height i used another camera for comparison (i have to get the hight right now because i cant fit my ruler through the slit once assembled .
the slit is under a mm and needs to be as even as possible, the front of the camera needs a bigger slit to allow for lens misalignment.
Step 7: Clamping is crucial
Step 8: Glue?
Step 9: Film cover
cut it and file it. try not to have all the cuts in the same place stagger them i think it helps,.use the assembled body to act as a guide template .
Step 10: Decorative base plate gets a definate function.
Step 11: Lots of clamping required during the final structial gluing phase
Step 13: Tidy top
Step 16: Insert own pun
Step 17: Finally the test roll
a zenitar fisheye lens
and the indestar
on a couple of shots i actually remembered to focus the lens!
the aperture were quite open , the exposure was several stops too much. .
should really clean and grease the wind mechanism , and i should attempt to blackout the inside edges of the slit.