CI Photocommunity

Register a free account now!

If you are registered, you get access to the members only section, can participate in the buy & sell second hand forum and last but not least you can reserve your preferred username before someone else takes it.

Repair Contax IIIa (and IIa) shutter


New Member
Dear Contax people,
Recently I purchased a IIIa from August 62 (last production month) and unfortunately it seems like the second curtain rushes after the first one resulting in half the picture black with 1/1250 sec and about a third of the picture unexposed with 1/500 sec.
I found a YouTube video of a IIa disassembly that shows a little screw on the right hand of the shutter that seems to control the shutter speed but I have no idea if I have to screw it in or out and how far.
Could anyone who ever repaired a Contax please help me?

Thank you!