What did you fix today? (part 2)

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Sean, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. John_Nikon_F

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    Did a top cover swap between the two FM2n bodies I own, one of which being the body I'm selling at the swap meet. Decided I could live with more brassing on the body I was keeping.

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  2. Helios 1984

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    I fixed the aperture lever on my Jupiter 21M, the screws that hold it were loose and so was the lever. This problem caused the aperture settings beyond f4.8 to be wider by 1/2 stop and f4 was narrower by 1/2 stop. Ahh Russian lenses are fun stuff for tinkerers :smile:
     
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    Disassembled a Lubitel 2's viewfinder assembly and cleaned it. Finally i can actually focus this thing! :-D
     
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    Replaced the eyepiece surround on my F's FTn finder, so I can install an eyecup. Also cleaned the glass on the 50/1.4 and installed a motor drive plate, so the F-36 I have can be used with it.

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    I replaced the old leather from my newly bought Hasselblad A12 magazine (from 1981) with new one from Camera Leather. Also cleaned the new focusing screen with split prism and grid.
     
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    Repaired the meter indexing mechanism on my newly acquired $5.00 Nikkormat FT2 body. Now can mount a lens without it being hung up at f/11.

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    I bought a couple of 100x150 filters on a sale but the holder where unfortunately not on sale so I designed and 3d printed my own.

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    The slots are stackable so I can print and add more filter if I need but I doubt that I will.
     
  8. locutus

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    neat!
     
  9. Sirius Glass

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    Replaced focusing ring on the 80mm Hasselblad lens. It was hard to find the part so I emailed Hasselblad and they said the they no longer had the part, but that I should search eBay for the part number that they gave me. The part arrived a few days later and snapped right on. :smile:
     
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    Did you upload your project to Thingiverse or something like that? Would you share it, please? :wink:


    Cheers,
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    I fixed the Auto mechanism on my Jupiter-21M (Finally), until now I was forced to use Manual only due to a broken spring.
     
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    Sat down this afternoon to replace all light seals and mirror dampener in a Minolta X700. The X500 will be next.
     
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    My first (I think!) successful 35mm camera repair, less-than-80-years-old division! Fixed a sticky shutter on a Goodwill-sourced Konica III. It barely opened and closed when I got it, now it sings at all speeds as far as my aging eyes and ears can tell! I'm very pleased!
     
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    Repair prevention: I fired and cocked each Hasselblad lens several times at different speeds. My Hasselblad repairman recommends that I do that with all the lenses every three months.
     
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    Fixed the plastic shot counter on my old Bessa R that somehow fell in while shooting one day. Took the top plate off and glued it on. I tried this new loctite super glue, just a tiny bit applied with a tooth pick and I let it dry. unfortunately it seemed to have off gassed a bit more after put the top back on and closed it up... So the view finder is a little fogged now. doh! not using that glue next time for plastics!