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Where can I find a repair diagram for Sony 16pz50 lens?

I dropped my Sony a6000 and the lens took the impact (16PZ50) rendering it useless. Is there a site where I can get an exploded diagram? I intend to fix this myself. Also, if anyone knows where I can ...
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How to replace the lens on a Nikon Coolpix P7000 with a new lens assembly?

I have a Nikon Coolpix P7000 with the dreaded lens cover problem. (i.e. the cover did not fully open causing shadows in the corners of the pictures.) I have purchased a new lens assembly and stared to ...
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Tamron 24-70mm Vi USD partial dismantling

I am aware of the relative wisdom of pulling lenses apart. Specific warnings based on knowledge of this lens or closely related ones are welcome. Generic ones are unlikely to be helpful. I have a **...
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What can I do when my Samsung NX1000 won't turn on and there is no green light?

I bought a NX1000 off eBay used about 8 months ago and haven't had any issues with it. A few days ago I went out with my friends, shot some pictures and came home. Tonight I tried to power on the ...
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

After a period of not using my OM-D E-M5 (maybe six months), I took my camera out to use it. Upon taking a photo the screen goes black, as if struggling to record the image, and then shuts down. If I ...
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Can I fix my Nikon FE's issue of auto firing after advancing (bottom curtain doesn't come up)?

Video description of the problem: https://youtu.be/DdRkNx93_rc Without pressing the shutter release button, the camera auto fires. The bottom curtain doesn't come up at all. Mirror is locked up too. ...
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Why does fungus form in lenses, and how to get rid of it?

Recently I was using an old Pentax 50mm f/2 that had a quite big green spot, and later I was informed that it was a fungus. A couple of questions raised from this: Why does fungus form inside the ...
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What should I do if AF isn't working on my lens after sending it to Sigma for a different repair?

I have bought a Sigma lens for my Canon 600D. Since the beginning the photos were slightly blurred and lacked sharpness, independently of the aperture. So I sent it to Sigma for service. When I got ...
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Where to get replacement black sticker for the front of a lens?

On a recent trip the filter threads came loose on my Nikon 18-200, and some of the screws that held it in place where caught in the black sticker that covers them. I peeled off the sticker, and ...
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How to tell if a polarizing filter is too damaged?

I dropped my CPL onto some rocks and it's a bit scratched up. There's no obvious effect in a (very cursory) look at the photos, but are there tests I can do to see if the damage has a visible effect?
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How do I fix a non-charging Yongnuo YN568II flash?

My Yongnuo flash suddenly refuses to charge up. The batteries are good and new (Eneloop). The charge light is dim red when I press the power button and nothing is displayed on the LCD. It never turns ...
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Ernemann Film K shutter mechanism

I'm not sure that I'm in the right place for this, but I got myself a 'Ernemann Film K' box-camera recently, and I'm quite sure there's a spring missing for the M12.5 setting, but I can't find any ...
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How to open a plastic enclosed lens assembly for repair

I have a lens assembly from a projector (150mm Kodak Retinar) which is fully enclosed in plastic. Apparently the lens fell down at one point and someone put it back together. However, that person ...
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Where can I get replacement parts for Canon cameras?

My son accidentally cracked a glass on the back of the camera. It is not an LCD itself, but rather a protective cover over the LCD. I took the camera to photo store and they said they can order the ...
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Maintaining and repairing Yongnuo vs Canon speedlites

This is somewhat a multi-part question, mostly related to my split-decision on whether to buy a YN560-II (or a several of them) for much less money than buying Canon alternatives (one Canon 580EX II ...
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What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?

I've a Sony DSC-F828. Every time I use the camera, I get the following problem after several shots. I get either: A striped image which is overexposed even if I use a very short exposure time (ref. ...
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Nikkor 28-70mm F2.8 lens problem: AF and aperture don't work

I bought this lens second hand from someone who has no idea about this kind of thing. The price WAS low, but not low enough to justify a broken lens. It has no glass scratches and at 300£ it seemed to ...
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Digital Camera Screen Is All White - Pictures Taken Are Also All White

I have a Cannon Powershot SX20 - it was working fine one day and then the next the LCD screen and image displayed in the view finder were pure white. I can navigate the menus without any trouble and ...
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Tilt on Albinar 7000 tripod head won't lock in place — how to fix?

The tripod head's tilt will not lock in place - can anyone that knows tripods tell me if I'm missing a piece like a rubber washer? Even when tightened down all the way the tripod still tilts to ...
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Is there a viable way to touch up the paint on an old camera body?

I'm using an old Canon New F-1 body. Its finish is completely black, but along the edges the paint has worn away. Is there a viable way to touch up the camera and get the nice black surface back again?...
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How can I fix a faulty flash on a Minolta Dimage 7i?

I have a Minolta Dimage 7i that used to work fine. Now when I pop up the flash it doesn't work and after I press the shutter to take a pic no picture is captured. After many attempts then the machine ...
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AF mirror not flipping on Canon 350D [duplicate]

My Canon 350D is no longer raising the AF mirror when it takes a photo. Instead, it looks like this when the mirror flips up. This results in a photo that is half black due to the sensor being ...
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Dropped Fujifilm X-T10 from about 1m — what to do to make sure it's okay? [duplicate]

Today I accidentally dropped my brand new Fuji X-T10 + 18-55 kit lens from ~1m height onto a concrete floor. The good thing it was in protective case that should've softened the impact. Still when I ...
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Why do I get the “Change the battery pack” message on startup (Canon ELPH 300 HS)?

I have a Canon ELPH 300 HS, which turns off immediately (or within 10 seconds, it varies) after being turned on. The battery is fully charged and not at fault, as it was subsequently used in an ELPH ...
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Have lens/camera bodies been repairable by the consumer/user back in the day?

Context I've been skimming LensRental and related websites and I see most all modern lens are extremely complicated, intricate, expensive but they work, mostly. I see that with a7rII, there is an ...
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How can I remove scratches from a lens?

How can I clean a lens (fisheye) scratches? I heard about peanut butter rubbing alcohol car paint scratch removal solution any other? like an abrasive tool etc
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How to replace the zoom ring on a Nikon 18-200 lens?

The zoom ring (the rubber-band part) on my Nikon 18-200 is a little stretched out. What is the best way to replace this? I already had to remove the black sticker on the front of the lens when the ...
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Broke the wide panel of Godox TT520 flash. Can it be repaired?

I broke my Godox TT520 flash speedlite - I pulled the wide panel it fell in my hand. Can it be repaired or can a new wide panel be attached to it?
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How do you remove a film back from a Mamiya 645 Super with no darkslide?

Just got a Mamiya 645 Super with two film backs but have run into a problem. The film back attached to the camera is missing the darkslide (so it won't let me remove the back from the camera) The ...
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How can I fix a sticky polarizing filter?

I took a gamble and bought a used B+W Circular Polarizer off eBay. The filter looks great but the adjusting ring is a little bit sticky. Is there some way to lubricate this?
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How do I repair the front assembly coming off my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II?

I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens and while I was taking a shot using AF, the lens detached and opened into two parts in the ring at the tip of the lens, and I got an error: "shooting is not ...
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DIY fix for stuck mirror?

I have a Canon DSLR camera. The mirror is stuck and I'm getting nothing but black frames when taking pictures because the mirror doesn't move. I was quoted a very high price to get it repaired. Can ...
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How do I properly reattach the Nikon D5100's internal display cable?

I have recently repaired my d5100, and on putting the back on I was not happy with the way that the 40 pin connector for the display went back, (it didn't feel right). I now have no display but, ...
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Restoring NEF raw corrupt photos [duplicate]

I normally use my PC to transfer photos from camera to external hard drive at home. It has been fine. However, to reduce the weight of our luggage, I borrowed a light weight MacBook for the photo ...
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How to repair when a DSLR was infected by computer worm or virus?

It happened to me just now. I thought at first it was my SD Card that was infected, so, I scanned it and even reformatted it, then it was okay. But when I inserted it to my DSLR, and took some shots,...
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How would I go about re-covering a Hasselblad?

I have just bought a Hasselblad (500EL) medium format camera for a play with, and it's in quite "used" condition. Some of the leather covering is starting to show its age (peeling/shrinking) so I ...
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What to do if the light meter on my DSLR doesn't work after a DIY repair of a stuck mirror?

Recently my mirror on my Nikon D3100 became stuck. Nikon quoted a silly price to repair so I looked on net and followed advice and gently unstuck mirror with a tiny screwdriver. Now my light meter is ...
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How to fix Canon 17-40mm F4L loose zoom ring?

I bought a used Canon 17-40mm F4L a while ago, and I just noticed it had the Zoom Ring kind of loose and also a lot of my pictures that were taken at the widest were 19mm instead of 17mm
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Can I fix a M42 50mm lens myself?

I've been using the Pentacon 50mm f1.8 with pleasure on my Canon 550D with the help of a M42 to EOS adapter. Some weeks ago however the lens housing got damaged in my luggage such that turning the ...
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UV filter stuck on lens [duplicate]

Just bought an expensive Nisi UV filter, screw it in on my lens, and now I can not take it off... Why these things happen with almost every filter? Any suggestions how can I take it off without ...
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Why do my camera shots have a dark area at the top?

Until a couple of days ago, there was no problem, but now my images have a dark band at the top of them. What could be the reason? See an example below Is there anything I can do, or does the camera ...
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Where do I find replacement parts for Agfa Billy Record cameras, from the 30s and 40s?

I have an Agfa Billy Record 4.5 folding camera, which I believe to be from late 30s, and would like recommendations on the best online place to find replacement parts. Would anyone be able to help me? ...
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How to fix dent in B+W circular polarizing filter?

I own a 77mm B+W Nano Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Coating. It has a small dent in the rim that makes turning it difficult. Can this be repaired, and if so, where? Thanks.
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Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?

Recently mother obtained a second-hand off-brand compact camera about which the seller didn't know pretty much anything. Surprise-surprise, the camera is broken. Everything works, except the preview ...
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Why won't my Olympus OM-D E-M5 turn on?

I purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M5 a couple of months ago and it was a fabulous camera until it stopped working. Now when I switch it on, the lense opens and an image appears on the screen. There is no ...
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Is there any risk in removing shims from my Nikon macro lens to make the focus ring easier to turn?

The focus ring/barrel on my Nikon 105mm f2.8 micro lens is extremely tight and difficult to turn. There appear to be several shims between the lens barrel and the focus ring. Is this normal? Any ...
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Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm focus stops at 0.9m, can't set it to 0.5m

I have a Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm and I have a problem with the focus ring. It goes fine from infinity to about 0.9m,then it just stops there and I can't go down to 0.5m no matter how much I turn ...
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Will a camera that's repaired after seawater damage be as good as it was before?

I was using a Canon 1100D aka Rebel T3 for a quite long time. When I was taking some shots near the sea, my camera sank into the sea water, which caused motherboard damage and lens aperture damage. ...
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Dropped my Nikon D5100, and the image sensor seems to be out of place. What do I do?

After class, as I was grabbing my backpack from the table, my camera (Nikon D5100) dropped to the floor from the desk. I picked it up, and it looked okay. It still takes pictures. but when you look ...