What did you fix today?

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by darinwc, Apr 16, 2009.

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  1. darinwc

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    Pentax ME super.
    Advance lever kept going and going and going.
    Removed the bottom cover. Bent a black lever clockwise (too much). Then bent it back a little counter clockwise.
    Perfect!
     
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    Developed and fixed a couple of contact sheets, then drilled and mounted a retaining ring on a Plaubel lens board to take a Kodak 305mm Portrait Lens in a No 5 Universal Shutter.

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    i fixed some vittles
    and i am fixin' to saw a big log ..
     
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    Fixed a cashflow problem.
     
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    A roll of outdated TMax100 in 120.
     
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    Installed new 'gas pumps' (I do not know the right name in English, do you?) holding up the back door of my Volvo station-wagon, fixing the problem of 'the dropping trapdoor':wink:.
    The other thing I recently fixed was a d***l issue:mad:, but not of any importance here:smile:...

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    Freed up a shutter from a ~1937 Rolleicord. B doesn't work yet, and the aperture ring adjuster thing is out of adjustment, but I'll dive back in sometime today.
     
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    I took out my spanner wrench and disassembled an old zoom lens. Cleaned all the elements, lubricated the moving parts and reassembled it. Just like brand new after 25 years.
     
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    Just needed some parts glued on the back.
     
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    Reminds me of a line from the 'Family Guy' episode with 'The Fast Talking High Trousers' clip.

    Well maybe I'm through supposin' and I'm fixin' to start figurin'



    Steve.
     
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    This thread is getting weirder by the minute..
     
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    Yashica Electro 35. Soldered a wire on the circuit board. Now the yellow "long exposure" lamp works!
     
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    Thornton Pickard shutter, bought for spares/repair - now works. Shutter blinds ironed, cleaned, re-light proofed but I need to make a new release mechanisms.

    [​IMG]

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    Fixed my dwindling supply of film. Rolled 100 ft of apx 100 & 100 ft of Neopan 400. Both dated 2007, out of freezer, now in ref... Next, holders for the Galvin. Spring has sprung, that fixes winter.
     
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    My last five sheets of Forte polywarmtone-------I'm sooooo depressed
     
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    I replaced the cord on the power supply for a Graflarger back which I have adapted to fit my B&J. Now if on Worldwide Pinhole day I use up some old 4x5 film laying around here, I may be able to enlarge it! This thing was salvaged out of a junk pile circa 1960 and I've never used it -- but it lights!

    I drilled the metal case and added a ground lug and used three conductor cord, so if it runs amok, I don't light up.

    DaveT
     
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    It's been more than today...

    but I now have the shutter on formerly Brandon's Rolleicord Type III version 2 running again :tongue:

    Put the camera back together only to find I should have checked the pc sync before re-assembly :rolleyes: The whole reason for it's purchase was to have a flash capable back-up camera. Hello, Im a dumba**

    It'll just have to wait 'till I'm good-n-ready. Too P.O.'d off now....re-glued the front leather and everything!

    Jo
     
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    Fixed a mangled and bent shutter blade on the Elgeet 38mm telephoto lens on my Bolex H8. The blades were so screwed (and I so inexperienced) that I had already written it off as trash, but a few hours of delicate tinkering led to a fully working lens! There was a LOT of misplaced grease and I didn't quite get it all off the internal elements, but it's at least usable now.
     
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    Lost my cell phone,now I reckon I'am fix'un to get anuther one. nice for a while any ways.
     
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    My water temp controller, needed a new o-ring after 17 years of use, not bad.
     
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    My daughters car. She hit a pothole so i had to replace 2 tires and 1 rim.
     
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    Better go fix the pothole :D
     
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    I fixed the Alphax shutter on a Wollensack 14" Apo Raptar lens, then I affixed the lens to a lensboard, and shot a test negative.
     
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