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Poll - Have you ever attempted to fix a broken camera yourself? 19/3

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. William Parker

    William Parker Well-Known Member

    I had a mirror lock up on a Pentax Spotmatic II probably through lack of use. I went online and found it was a common problem then found a YouTube link and followed the instructions consisting of applying a minute amount of light oil to the linkages once the base plate was removed, to my utter delight it started working properly again.

    I recently removed the front element from a Leitz F 2.8. Elmar to clean it, I must confess to getting my wife to get the final washer like seal out as I was finding it difficult to free, her eyesight is better than mine for close work oh and I nearly forgot she also replaced the light seals on the body and rear door of My Mamiya 645.

    My next project is to clean the front optics ,lubricate the aperture mechanism and clean the aperture blades on a Leitz Summitar that was refereed to as 'scrap' by Red Dot. I'm still building up the courage for this one though but on the other hand if its' scrap I have nothing to loose.
  2. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear John,

    Maybe I'll have to get inside my Minox 8111.

    Or maybe it isn't worth the effort. Not sure yet.


  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear William,

    Very true. The difficulty lies in persuading yourself of this emotionally as well as intellectually.


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  4. William Parker

    William Parker Well-Known Member

    I have found a way of putting it off Roger, well two actually. The first is ordering more tools, like dental probes of eBay and of course finding the time. I have just thought of another, I will need a small quality container for all the bits when it refuses to go back together!

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