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    I fixed the ttl meter coupling on my 'new' Pentax 67, it was all out of order and then I tackled cleaning the fungus out of my 105mm 2.4 tak. It went brilliantly.

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    Picked up an OM4T recently in rough, non working condition. Fixed a ground short due to missing screws in bottom plate, removed and replaced foam seals in back (mirror bumper foam was fine and good condition), cleaned mirror and focusing screen. Repaired front led timer/mute switch.

    All functions work great now! Was a steal, plus was a later model with updated circuitry board! The service manual for this model is the scariest thing ever in exploded view lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    fixed my broken bathroom tile. Literally pulled it all up and put it right back down. It only took me half a day.
    That's not bad. It should only take you four years to tile a whole room!


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    That's not bad. It should only take you four years to tile a whole room!


    Steve.
    It might take me longer!

    Jeff

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    I had a Koni Rapid Omega 100 with a very murky viewfinder/rangefinder and inoperable parallax correction bright lines. The viewfinder was like looking through a thick fog. Opened it up and carefully cleaned all the prism and mirror surfaces and fixed the parallax correction mechanism. There are a lot of glass surfaces, so even a small amount of built up haze gets multiplied. The viewfinder is crisp and clear now--what a difference!




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    Just fixed an Olympus Winder 2 I bought off craigslist. The guy thought it was fine, but when I met to test near his workplace, it all went very badly. In the end he offered it to me for free, as he couldn't sell it like that. I gave him $3 bucks for a coffee in trade.

    It was in very rough, and used hard condition, with severe paint loss, would not run at all, very bad and evident corrosion from battery leak, as well as rusted screws, and some type of left over adheasive. With the bottom section removed, you could see the battery leak led to acid that flowed into the mode switching compartment beneath electric motor assembly and out of the extra neck strap attachment prong, crusted over on almost all metal surfaces. Extensive cleaning with a pick, vinegar, and sandpaper removed almost all of it.

    Winder 2 sprung back to life after a quick test by shorting the top terminal connections.

    Reassembled, tested and working strong on my new OM4T with film. Though very loud, LOL. Oh well cant have everything. =]

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    I fixed the eye cup on one of my Canon T90s with epoxy adhesive where the rubber cushioning on the eyepiece was coming away from the plastic mount.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Just fixed an Olympus Winder 2 I bought off craigslist. The guy thought it was fine, but when I met to test near his workplace, it all went very badly. In the end he offered it to me for free, as he couldn't sell it like that. I gave him $3 bucks for a coffee in trade.

    It was in very rough, and used hard condition, with severe paint loss, would not run at all, very bad and evident corrosion from battery leak, as well as rusted screws, and some type of left over adheasive. With the bottom section removed, you could see the battery leak led to acid that flowed into the mode switching compartment beneath electric motor assembly and out of the extra neck strap attachment prong, crusted over on almost all metal surfaces. Extensive cleaning with a pick, vinegar, and sandpaper removed almost all of it.

    Winder 2 sprung back to life after a quick test by shorting the top terminal connections.

    Reassembled, tested and working strong on my new OM4T with film. Though very loud, LOL. Oh well cant have everything. =]
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    software bugs i made friday...

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    I picked up a Graphic View camera a few years back at the local camera show. There were stacks of Graphic Views being blown out, all looking very forlorn and very unwanted. At a glance this Graphic View looked like a disaster, with a tatty vulcanoid case and a broken groundglass. But it was in pretty good condition under the layers of dirt, and surprisingly very complete. (It even has the compendium lens hood in matching red.) I have been tinkering with the camera off and on since then.

    Last night, I installed a new groundglass in the Graflock back. Wow, a nice new groundglass (even if it's just plastic) really freshens the camera up and makes a nice shooting experience. It's also etched with frame lines for roll-film backs, making it easier to use the new RH10 back I added to the setup.

    To complement the existing Zeiss Jena 135mm and lens board, I also recently got a new-to-me 210mm lens without a lens board. So last night I cut and fit a new lens board. Just need to stain the unfinished wood. I might make one more lens board, for a mint new-in-the-box Graflex Optar that my dad found for me.

    Feels good to have rescued a camera that seemed destined for the rubbish, and bring it back to like-new condition and put it to use.
    My other camera is a Pentax



 

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