Film Film Camera Repair Channel

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
Mar 23, 2015
Aotearoa
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.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
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.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Covering the Retina - still holding out for a Pen F video...

Lessons I learned from taking several Retina IIa cameras apart: Put Tape over the film wind mechanism rather than taking it apart. When re-assembling, use Dental Floss to hold back the clutch used to prevent winding when counting down to 1.
 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
Mar 23, 2015
Aotearoa
Lens repair - the solution he uses to clean off the oil is fascinating - not sure my fumble-fingers could manage the dissasembly to get to the blades though...

 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
Mar 23, 2015
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
Mar 23, 2015
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.

 

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