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Kodak pneumatic self timer gasket replacement?

The gasket on the speed control mechanism needs replacement because there are only two speeds possible. Too fast when the control is tight. Too slow if it is loosened a bit. What materials will work ...
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How much does it cost to repair a dropped (borrowed) 70-200mm f/2.8 lens?

I just dropped a 70-200 f2.8 lens and the images are pretty washed out and blurry. I am really sad about it since I just borrowed it from one of my friends for the weekend. The exterior of the lens ...
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Canon 60D screen turned black when I’m at mode settings

Starting from yesterday, my canon 60D camera’s screen will turn black when I’m at mode setting screen. When I press the Q button to change the ISO or the manual focus. The screen works again. What’s ...
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Nikon D4 possible water damage [duplicate]

I took my D4 out for a walk yesterday. Out of nowhere it started to rain heavily. Of course I did not have any cover or whatsoever with me. I walked about 20 minutes with it through the rain back to ...
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Can alignment of the bed rails of a Speed Graphic be repaired?

I own a Speed Graphic (not sure how old but anyways) that is in almost perfect condition (from a working point of view) the focal plane shutter works at all speeds, nothing is really damaged, etc, ...
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Calibrating the Shutter Speed/ISO Dial on Film Camera?

The camera is a Bell & Howell Auto 35 Reflex (Model 237), aka the Canon EXEE. How does one calibrate/set the position of this shutter speed + ASA dial (lifting the dial's outer ring adjusts the ...
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How do I disassemble my Canon 18-55mm lens to repair water damage inside it?

My Canon 18-55mm lens has residue on the inside of the lens. I'm trying to take it apart, but I've tried 8 different screw drivers and these screws won't budge. What else can I try?
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Hasselblad C12 back gear sync issue

I have a Hasselblad C12 back that has a gear synchronisation issue with the body. It has been tested on two working bodies, one of which has been serviced very recently, so the issue lies definitely ...
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Can I do anything about a Nikon d750 taking 5 minutes to power on after taking saltwater damage?

I have had a Nikon d750 for a year or so, and 6 months ago it took on a bit of saltwater damage. It still works, but twice in the past it wouldn't power on, once for two weeks and once for two days. ...
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The flip-card in my Godox 685 fell out; what to do?

I was shooting some runway stuff last week and the built-in bounce flip-card came out completely. I tried re-inserting it during the show but it only crimped at the edges. Do I need to take the flash ...
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Where can I find a Metz P -76 power pack schematic?

I love my Metz P-76 and want to repair it. I have contacted Metz Germany and no reply. Metz Canada tried to find something but were unsuccessful. There does not seem to currently exist any American ...
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Damaged Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 ED

Today I dropped my D7500 with my 80-200 attached. From about 3ft up. Lens first. Onto a pointy rock. Fortunately (ha!) it had the lens cap on and a Hoya UV filter. The lens cap was jammed in and the ...
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Is my image exposure off due to shutter problems?

I've recently noticed an issue with my dslr regarding exposures. Most of my time is spent using shutter speeds under 1/100s for landscape photography but the other day I was trying to under expose a ...
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Lens Error on a Powershot sx30 IS

I have a Canon Powershot SX30IS and I keep getting a lens error. I was taking pics outside on a clear cold day in wintertime and my camera just displayed that message and shut down. I powered my ...
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How do I go about fixing this strange dark line blocking my Minolta XG-1's viewfinder?

I recently bought my friend's Minolta XG-1 which looks super well maintained cosmetically. He did mention to me that it was sitting in his hot attic for about a year. I noticed that there is a weird ...
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How to start with camera repair?

I love to disassemble and repairs things and there are some defective DSLRs on eBay. I see that there some people who actually buy them. Im pretty sure that there are people who buy these and try to ...
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What to do with damaged batteries?

I have a damaged LP-E6 battery, looks to be just a cracked plastic shell but retiring it just to be safe. Looking for what to do with it now. Take it somewhere to be recycled? Does Canon or B&H/...
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Canon 100D focusing screen

I have a canon 100D/SL1. I was swapping my lens today and when removed the lens I noticed something fell, turns out it's the focusing screen. However I powered on the camera and took some pictures and ...
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How do I disassemble FujiFilm X-T1 camera to disable the ISO dial lock button protection?

I'm sure many people dislike the awful ISO dial lock switch on the FujiFilm X-T1 cameras. Fuji improved it on the X-T2 by replacing it with a toggle switch. But frankly, I think most photographers use ...
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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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How can I repair a broken lens?

The lens is a Canon EF-S 18-55mm. I recently dropped my camera from the tripod falling over while I was recording, now the camera won't AF and MF is very hard. It gets stuck easily when I try to MF ...
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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 can I seal the sticky rubber on an aging Sigma lens?

I have been gifted an old Sigma lens from around the early 90s, but as is common with the soft-touch rubberised coating on lenses of this age, the material has started to degrade and has become sticky....
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Mirror occasionally sticks up

I have an old analog MAMIYA camera. I'm not sure about the exact model as it is not listed anywhere on the device (picture included). Recently the mirror started sticking in the up position ...
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Olympus Mju-1 doesn't turn on

I just found an Olympus Mju-1 which wasn't used for more than 10 years. After that, I have dropped it once from a height of around 80cm. Then, I bought a new battery and put inside, it still can turn ...
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remove the rewind button

I am trying to repair my old analog camera. I have mirror that occasionally locks up, which can apparently be fixed with a drop of oil. For this I have to remove the bottom plate. Apart from a few ...
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How to stop oil from returning after cleaning aperture blades?

I got a free copy of the Nikon 200mm f/4 Ai lens. However the aperture blades are stuck and oily from both sides. I managed to open the lens and clean the blades from both sides with alcohol. I ...
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My Nikon Digital D50 is showing black screen when I take photos

I am camera illiterate and I am trying to surprise my husband by fixing his Nikon digital camera that all of a sudden stopped working after I let my brother use it. HELP! It turns on, and takes photo, ...
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Supertele autofocus starts to squeal

I have a Nikon 200-400mm F/4 and the autofocus is fast and precise as it always was but recently the motor started to howl/whistle (maybe to squeal). I heard that those big lenses need their motors ...
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Should I keep a wrecked Canon EOS Rebel t6s (760D) as repair pieces for a 80D?

I've got a Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) which stopped working after its electronic start system was destroyed by a fall. It also has some dead pixels, so I decided not to fix it. I was thinking about ...
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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 what seems to be a stuck Ricoh FF-3AF shutter release?

At least, that's what it seems to be. Whenever you want to advance the film on this model, you have to load the film, close the door and press the shutter release button once. After that, it should ...
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Canon FT QL Light Meter problem

I recently got my hands on a Canon FT QL and I think the light meter might be broken, but I'm not 100% sure if that's the case and, if it is, exactly what is wrong with it. Behaviour: so, when I don'...
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Why do I get the “Change the battery pack” message on startup with my Canon Powershot ELPH?

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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Replace a broken SLR mirror with a cut HDD?

I love film cameras and repairing them. However, I often encounter cameras with broken and scratched mirrors. Is it possible to use some old HDDs and cut them to replace those mirrors ? I want to ...
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Nikon F100 body - camera back latch repair solutions?

I have a Nikon F100 body that needs a back repair. For those not in the know, Nikon abandoned its use of solid metal latches (that were highly durable) in favour of a lighter plastic latch. Over ...
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I get a black strip when taking pictures with Canon EOS 760D. How can I fix it?

I was taking photos and suddenly a black strip appears on the pictures. Then I realized that something was wrong with the camera, some mechanism was not working. There is something stuck when the ...
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How do I remove a broken lens mount ring from a lens?

Today my Nikon d90 was drop with attached Nikkor 18-200mm lens. The lens detached from the body and ripped of the metal ring with screws from the body. How can I fix it? I don't know how to remove the ...
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Canon 18-55mm lens giving err01 after it fell down

Sometime back I accidentally dropped my canon EFS 18-55mm lens (open caps); I cleaned the contact areas and any kind of dirt I could see on it. After that it was a bit jittery whenever I zoomed, but ...
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Why does my Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm's focus ring stop at 0.9m?

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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Is this lens fungus or just a speck of dust?

Bought a tokina 11-16 second hand. I thought it was a speck of dust when I use my phone flash to check the lens while trading. But just now when I use a stronger torchlight, I realise there are hairs(?...
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Canon 1Ds Mk II's scratched Low Pass filter. Now what?

Besides our workhorses (Canon 5D3 and 60D), we have an old camera - Canon 1Ds Mk II which has its OLPF scratched. That is, the camera works (ok, more or less because the signs of time are present on ...
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Toma M900 Novacam I: My film winder does not advance film properly

I just bought an old Toma M900 Novacam I ( automatic point and shoot ) at a dollar store. Everything seems to be working find the first time I put batteries on it. However, when I tried to test the ...
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Nikon D610 error after each shot

I have a Nikon D610 which worked just fine for many years. It has only 15K clicks. When I turn the camera on there is no problem until I take a shot. The picture comes out just fine but after I took a ...
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Is my Canon speedlite really dead?

My Canon 550ex wouldn't switch on yesterday. Completely dead. Changed the batteries (twice). Still nothing, no indication of life. It was fine last time I used it about a week ago. Is there anything ...
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Is is possible/practical to adjust the Gost scale light meter on a Kiev 4M to work in ASA values?

I just received a Kiev 4M (Ukraine-built Contax II or Contax III variant made with repatriated equipment from the Zeiss factory). This is the version with a selenium (or silicon?) light meter on the ...
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How to do DIY repair of rubber grips on Nikon cameras?

The rubber grip is peeling away from my D700, just near the autofocus mode selection switch. That whole (tiny) section of the grib is pretty much coming away. How can I do a DIY repair? What ...
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How to open the broken battery slot of my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, and the battery slot is the one in the following picture. Unfortunately, someone borrowed it from me, and the broken slot is now broken in a strange way: it is ...
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How to fix diaphram of Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 G?

Somehow one of the nine blades in the aperture of my Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G has come fully loose and can be seen laying turned sideways when I look through the lens. I don’t want to pay to repair it, ...
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How to fix balsam separation?

How can balsam separation between glued elements be fixed? I'm planning to try to fix a couple lenses because what else am I going to do with them? It's about looking nice, optimizing image quality, ...

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