Premier 5x7 safelight with filter. No bulb, but I've tested with a bulb and it does work. Filter is not marked; it's amber so I assume OC. I have not tested the effectiveness of the filter. Ship weight is 31oz and ships from 55401.
"Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer
Free to good homes: cameras with problems! I'm asking $7 a pop for shipping.
Some of these may be totally worthless (I'm thinking the petri 7s, maybe the ricoh), I really don't know, but if you repair cameras they might make good projects. I'm sure we've all gotten ebay/thrift store duds, I just can't bring myself to throw them away.
Ricoh 500G - Meter responds to light, the problems are: shutter seems to fire at only one speed, sometimes the shutter fires immediately after the film advance lever returns to resting position, light seals.
Gone Yashica Lynx-5000 - Film door hard to keep closed. The part the door latches to is a bit broken at the edges so it sometimes pops out. If you can get it shut it stays shut. Shutter, meter, everything else is fine.
Petri 7s - Film advance lever won't advance, so I can't even check shutter. This one may be a parts camera. Meter responds to light.
Yashica electro 35 GT - I think there's an electrical problem and a shutter problem. Shutter doesn't open, just kind of quivers. It sounds like the shutter fires at only one speed no matter what it's set to.
GONE Yashica-Mat LM - Shutter problem. When I fire the shutter it doesn't open, just quivers. Aperture and shutter dials hard to turn. I emailed a repair guy who said a CLA might fix all the problems, but it was in the 100s of dollars and I'm not certain it will fix everything. Light meter inoperative. Someone engraved a number on the viewing hood, then crossed it out. Lens looks pretty good. I really got burned on this one, seller assured me it was top notch.
I've described all these cameras accurately. They're give aways because I know I can't fix them but think someone probably can. Apart from shipping ($7) if you don't mind, please email me a picture taken with the camera you fix. If it's a total dud I'll refund your shipping. Thanks!
Last edited by JohnLikesPhotos; 04-09-2014 at 05:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.
John you should try a little bit of naphtha or lighter fluid onto the shutters of Ricoh and the yashicas. You should be able to get to them with a spanner or even a simple rubber friction pad. And after that work the shutters a bit. A little bit of graphite/moly powder should help keep them jam free as the naphtha evaporates.