Konica FT-1 Motor worth repairing?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by McFortner, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. McFortner

    McFortner Member

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    I picked up a FT-1 with a Hexanon 50mm f/1.8 at Goodwill today for $5. When I got home and put in new batteries it will load the film, but none of the LEDs in the viewfinder light up and the shutter won't fire. Is it worth getting this camera fixed? I'm on a medical disability so I don't have a lot of money to spend. And if I can do it cheap enough, where can I send it off to for the work? I'm lethal to cameras when I have a screwdriver in my hands, so fixing it myself is completely out.
     
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    You might want to contact Greg Weber at webercamera.com, he is an expert on Konica cameras. I just had a Konica Autoreflex T cla'd by him.

    Chris
     
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    On the other hand you could go to shopgoodwill.com and wait for another Konica

    David