Oil/Lubricant for SLRs


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Today, I got the shutter and mirror in a nice Ricoh A-100 unstuck. Had to remove the bottom plate a nudge a pin, after which it works great. But, a dried-up flake of grease dropped out (which probably jammed the pin) and it seems to me like the mechanism is sticky and could use a little light oil. What is recommended?


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I would use a dry lubricant and not liquid viscosus oil.

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Watch Lubrication - A Purchasing Guide for the Hobbyist​

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I think you might find this interesting and applicable for use on a Camera shutter assembly as well.
Good luck. So far my Zeiss Contaflex B 35mm SLR still has a working shutter. Not sure I would open that one up on my own....