Trouble with an Aires

Not a person born under that star-sign but an Aires 111L rangefinder camera. The Aires is noted for it’s shutter problems and when I inherited the camera, sure enough the shutter was sticking. A couple of years ago I sent the camera off for a CLA and it seemed OK, but I had nagging doubts. I found a roll of Fuji 200 in the fridge and loaded up, the wind-on didn’t feel quite as it should, nor the shutter. The lens on this camera is really good a 6 element 45mm f1.9. I lost about 6 shots on this roll, maybe a bit more usage might help.

Autumn Sky
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When it’s good

Shaky Berlin Circus box office
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When it misbehaves

It’s a lovely camera to use, very well made and solid as a brick, If I could rely on it, it would be one of my go to cameras. I’ll post some more images over the next few days.

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2 thoughts on “Trouble with an Aires

    1. conspicari Post author

      It sure does, but my fault for not using it more, might have picked up the problems before the repair guarantee ran out. I will have to look for another company to CLA it sometime.

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