If you need to remove
a Kiev shutter assembly for cleaning or some other repair, refer to
previous procedural document on Top Casting Removal to prepare
access to the shutter assembly for removal.
First the Film Plane
Back Casting must be removed. The four screws shown by Yellow
Arrows, then the one inset screw at the bottom of the Film Advance
Sprocket Spindle shown by the Blue Arrow.
Hereís a close-up of
the screw at the bottom of the Film Advance Sprocket Spindle. A
slightly magnetized screwdriver will aid in taking this screw out
and in placing it back for reassembly.
Keep track of any
screws that are shorter as shown at position by Yellow Circle. Kiev
3ís may have two shorter screws. Pull down on back casting
indicated by Blue Arrow to disengage along the top and remove
starting from the viewfinder side.
Expose Flash Synch
wire by removing two screws that hold the cover plate on. Peel back
insulating material and unsolder the wire from the socket base.
Remove three screws on
the top of the shutter assembly as shown by Yellow Arrows.
Itís a good idea at
this time to replace the Shutter Advance Knob as it acts as a good
handle to grasp on to when the shutter assembly is actually lifted
out. Remove the two screws and the one long shaft screw as shown by
Yellow Arrows. The shaft screw is actually a support shaft for the
upper shutter casting.
Note the size and
shapes of all the screws that hold the shutter assembly in place in
these detailed images, they are all slightly different from each
Gently lift out the
shutter assembly by starting at the side of the Advance Knob and
towards the bottom. The following images will help make this
Some gentle wiggling
may be required to get the shutter out.
Something to watch
for, on most Kievís there is a spacer washer that rests between
the shutter assembly and the body casting shown at position by
Yellow Arrow. When you remove the shutter assembly this washer may
fall out and you will wonder where it actually came from.
The spacer washer
rests just on top of the hole at the position indicated by the Blue Arrow. A little dab of thick grease will hold this washer in
place during re-attachment of the shutter at time of reassembly.
Just a note before you get too far, the upper curtain rod indicated
by Yellow Arrow can fall out easily. Place a small piece of masking
tape over this to make sure it does not fall out. If it does then
you will have to learn all about synchronizing the curtain shutter
Admire the intricate
beauty of the Kiev camera and its mechanism. Spend some time
examining the shutter assembly as it truly is a work of art!
A word or two
regarding reassembly of the shutter back into the body, follow the
steps in the reverse order. Reinsert the flash synch wire through
the hole prior to fitting the shutter in place. Before you seat the
shutter assembly all the way in, pull the Selftimer Arm, as
indicated by the Yellow Arrow, such that the screw head will clear
the notch in the Shutter Actuation Arm, as shown by the Blue Arrow.
When reseating the
assembly install it to put the shutter casting lug over the spring
retaining strap at the Yellow Arrow position and the casting under
the spring retaining strap at the Blue Arrow position.
June 05, 2006