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Luuk Schröder

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  1. Hello, I think I know the answer to this, in the top right of the video is a condensator buried below a printplate. This is probably broken. In this discussion: https://www.filmvorfuehrer.de/topic/22741-diy-nizo-reparatur/page/7/#comments (It is in German), someone is discussing the same problem you have, and fixed it by replacing the condensator.
  2. Hi Todd, I managed to make some progress with your suggestions. The problem turns out to be with the claw mechanism, not the motor or gears. When the pressure is wrongly adjusted the claw mechanism jams, which causes the whole thing to stop. When I loosen the claw pressure the problem happens less frequently. In the service manual (see image) is explained that the claw mechanism should have a pressure of 10-16 p, but I have no way of measuring this. In addition, excentric F which sets the side pressure was missing, so I took it from the Mini 3 : ) However I am not too sure what would now be the most sustainable way of fixing the problem... So I was hoping someone could help me further. Thanks a lot for your suggestions, in the least I learned a lot.
  3. Hey, that is a good idea, except I already opened my Nautica ^^ I've been very careful though and haven't made any damage I think. But perhaps I could follow your advice anyways and practice the repairs onto a mini 3. Unfortunately I don't have the service manual for the Mini 3... do you happen to know whether I could find a digital version?
  4. I managed to buy a Eumig Nautica service manual online, which is pretty brief at just 4 pages and only covers the dismantling and electrical charts. It says that most servicing and repairs are the same as with the Eumig Mini 3 PMA camera. This service manual is 28 pages long. Is it likely I can find basic servicing, like what to do with the gears, in this manual? In that case I'll buy it and wait for another week...
  5. You can get the Chinon pocket 8 manual here: https://www.camera-manual.com/chinon-dart-pocket-8-manual-2559-eur It's printed and postal though...
  6. Also, the filter that flips in front of the light-meter came off. What kind of glue is best to use for remounting it?
  7. Update: I managed to track down the problem! After a pretty far disassembly and having several tries with cleaning contacts with alcohol, I got to the motor part. With a small screwdriver I managed to push and rotate the gear directly attached to the motor (see image) a few rounds. After this the whole assembly 'worked' again. So it seems that the gears were encountering too much resistance for the motor to drive them. Could this be due to some dust getting stuck in between, or due to a lack of lubricant? Clearly, the motor occasionally not able to forward film and shutting off completely are the same problem. At the moment I am not sure how to proceed, by blowing out the dust? Or by adding a tiny bit of lubricant? And if so, what lubricant should I use?
  8. Hi All, Last summer I managed to buy a working Eumig Nautica on Ebay. Like many camera's that haven't seen service in a long time it worked for a few films and gradually stopped working. Firstly it had trouble forwarding films, and later on the motor stopped responding. I could fix that with a sharp tap on the camera's body, but at some point the camera completely stopped responding when I pressed the filming trigger. The circuit is still working though as I can see a red light when I press the testing knob. I've tried to contact many different places for servicing in Europe without any luck, so I think I will give it a go myself. Unfortunately I cannot find any service manual for the Nautica online. Does anyone know whether there's a different Eumig camera that has the same or similar inside of which I could use a service manual as an example? Or a good general guide on servicing Eumig cameras? Or any other advice is much appreciated! Thanks a lot! Luuk
  9. I managed to do a full double exposure take! Cutting the lenscap in half worked beautifully for the splitscreen, and after practicing for a while with a another cartridge + a leftover film I managed to do the film rewinding in the dark. I did buy an infrared camera in case the rewinding would be too hard to do, but I thought the light coming from the viewfinder was too strong and reflected from the wall (ok I did it in my bathroom). I'll post an image of my setup in which I made a contraption for reversing the film and getting it off without a core. (Unfortunately I developed the film with the emulsion on the inside in my tank so there's a black line on the side, didn't know about that, but in general the whole process works beautifully).
  10. I've been using the ektachrome 100D cartridges in my Nizo 116 camera and occasionally (2 out of 5 films) the frame rate (or film advance) slows down in the middle of the film to as low as around 1 frame per second. Some websites write that the Nizo 116 might need minor adjustments to be able to take Ektachrome 100D, but in my understanding that's just because of the ISO bracket? So I figured something was just wrong with my camera... Does anyone know what the issue could be?
  11. Here's a full video on rewinding carts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXKRJ0Qj7xE
  12. Thank you very much for your concise and elaborate reply Martin, and thanks to other member's advice as well! It is a good idea to start with a testing-method as you outlined above. In reading I don't fully understand everything you write, but that is because I need to just start doing it. I will take some time as I need to get hold of some more supplies, but I am happy I have a good methodology to start working with. I'll share my first results when I get them!
  13. The Eumig Nautica is also an option, seems like it is sold slightly less expensive then the ewa-marine bags..
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