Clean your beautiful Lubitel and it’ll be like new with this simple trick. Important: This tipster is only for adventurers.
I always wanted to have a Lubitel because I think they’re really beautiful. Surfing on internet sites, I found a lovely lubitel 166B, and the most important and shocking was its price. Obviously it was not very safe, but the idea of having this great camera in my hands convinced me.
At first glance it was great and it didn’t have any problems. The lens was ok and everything!
Everything was perfect until I realised something terrible. The bottom lens didn’t have a very small screw and it didn’t turn, so… the photos will be out focus!
After regretting this for a month, I realised that the lens was misplaced and that it didn’t go above but under the circular part of the Lubitel. So for this it was necessary to have the 3 screws.
I celebrated it, because I was really happy for fixing my beautiful camera, but I realized that the lens was so dirty and the viewfinder too. And removed all the screws to clean the camera inside.
I’ll show you, how to do it.
First: Unscrew the 3 little screws on the upper lens
Seconds: Turn the two lenses, Upper to right and Bottom to the left.
Third: You can quit the two lenses and clean them
Important: I mount my camera, but I don’t know if there will be problems focusing when you quit the lenses, so try to count the turns, to mount them again.
Forth: Inside the viewfinder there are 3 screws that you must quit to clean it
Fifth: When you quit the viewfinder armor, you must be careful so you can remember how to put the pieces so the glass don’t fall. Clean all this and screw it all.
Finally, put the two lenses at the same time in the opossite sense.
And your little Lubitel will be like new!