Minolta X-700 viewfinder issue

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by EKDobbs, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. EKDobbs

    EKDobbs Member

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    Up until a little while ago, I had no idea that my X-700 was designed so that one could view the current aperture through the viewfinder. Something seems to be lodged in the way of the mini-prism which has come loose, allowing a small sliver of light into the viewfinder (although the f/ number is still obscured). Is there an easy way to get at this part of the camera? I'm not looking to pay $30 for such a small function, but if it's only a matter of a few steps, I'd like to try and fix it myself.
     
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    If you're comfortable taking the top cover off, it should be easy to spot and fix the problem. It's pretty straightforward but there are quite a few little rings and washers and whatnot to keep track of when you take off the dials.
     
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    google "Minolta x700 Slr Camera Service Manual.pdf".
    Probably removing the nameplate at the front of the prism is sufficient (looks like 2 screws).