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phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
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Pretty sure I've posted this elsewhere before but a few more videos are out from the Fix Old Cameras channel - I'm a little surprised by the plastic Minolta gears in the middle video - you could totally imagine stripping those but maybe they're sturdier than they look...


More over here Fix Old Cameras

Still waiting for a Pen F teardown to see where my stuck winder is likely to be. I suspect my lack of manual dexterity & terrible eyesight will actually prevent me fixing the problem but tearing it down might be fun.
 
From first-hand experience: the later manual focus Minolta X series cameras were flimsy. The Pentaprism fit perfectly in a Kodak Retina Reflex-S. "Silver Lining" in there- literally. The silver surfaces of the Retina prisms often separates.
 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
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Aotearoa
Another entry - this time a TLR - looks like there is a lot going on in the side-panel, I always assumed a a lot of the mechanism sat on the front face rather than the side.

 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
Location
Aotearoa
A couple of new entries from the folks at Fix Old Cameras

Graflex lens - Surprised by the amount of plastic behind the scenes in older cameras.


Sears 51 - This one isn't really a fix, more of an exploration of an odd camera - the two piece wind lever is kind of cool.

 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
Location
Aotearoa
Mamiya DTL - replacing battery wire. What I love about these is the oddball stuff you see as part of the tear-down. In this case its the 'meter chain' - which is a literal chain that wends its way around the lens-mount up to the top-plate.

 

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