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Pentacon Six System
Exploded Parts Diagrams
Pentacon produced exploded diagrams for the
camera and for the metering prism. These are
generally hard to find and the image quality is frequently
|Camera exploded diagram
here produce a photographic copy of the camera
exploded diagram. This particular diagram
was produced in October 1966 and probably
printed prior to 1968 and it was therefore over
fifty years old when I photographed it in July
2021. Over the decades, the paper has
darkened and the ink has faded, so the contrast
is now very low. It has also been folded
for decades and in spite of my best efforts, it
was impossible to flatten it completely when
photographing it. I am therefore unhappy
with the quality of the images of it that I
obtained, but this is the best that I am able to
produce at the present time. I have
increased the contrast, which unfortunately also
increases the visibility of the folds.
In August 2021, having now stored
this diagram for a number of weeks rolled
up, I have been able to reduce the creases,
so I have re-photographed it. These
new photographs replace those that were
uploaded a few weeks ago.
And in September 2021,
having spent days (!) working on the new
photographs, I am able to upload higher resolution
and higher contrast copies of the same
I have put a thumbnail on this page.
Clicking on it will go to the full-resolution
image, which now has a file size of about 2.5 MB
(!). For this reason, the full-resolution
image may only be on the website for a short
period of time, subject to the hosting space that
is available to me.
Clicking a second time on the larger image
will with most browsers increase the image size
The original dimensions of this drawing are
82 cm W × 94 cm H. The size that you will
see it will depend on the size of your monitor and
how much you wish to enlarge it.
I am sure that it will be interesting to most
visitors to this website, and hope that it may
also be helpful to some intrepid (or foolish??)
people who are not trained in camera repair but
who nevertheless decide to disassemble their
Pentacon Six and try to re-assemble it again!
|TTL Pentaprism exploded diagram
Here is an exploded view of the Pentacon
Six TTL metering pentaprism. This is from a
poor quality photocopy which I have cleaned up as
best as possible. However, I regret that the
resolution is not adequate to be able to read all
parts numbers. In spite of this, I hope that
it will be of interest and that it may be helpful
in some cases.
(I have not yet obtained a better exploded
diagram of the metering prism.)
Separate service manuals are available for
the Pentacon Six camera and for the Pentacon Six TTL
metering pentaprism, and these are available in English
translation (and no doubt also in the original German) at
various places on the internet. It is not possible
to host such manuals on this website.
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