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Can my Yashica Super Yashicon 800mm f/8 lens be fixed?

Probably a silly question, but I have got a '70s Super Yasinon 1:8 Yashica supertelephoto lens (I think, that is on the lens, anyway. The body has no markings except 'lens made in japan'; forgive my ...
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Front element shattered, can I have my lens repaired?

Can I send in for repair a lens that has a shattered front element? UPDATE: The front element was not shattered, it was the UV filter. Factory diagnosis: Lens assembly had been impacted; cleaned ...
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Nikon 18-55: fix shifted focus range

Short version After an attempt to fix a broken Nikon 18-55 VR, the focus range has shifted. Now it focuses from very close to to maybe 30 cm beyond the lens, but not to infinity. How can I fix this?...
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How to fix a bent lens mount hook/tab?

I dropped my lens and it got bent at the little metal hooks/tabs that latch it to the body. Is there any way to fix this kind of damage (see image)? You can see the bend to the left (the hook is ...
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Why is my Canon 600D not turning on?

My Canon 600D was working fine till the last two months when issues started rising. When I switch it on, I don't see the red blinking light and it's not turning on. The last time, I removed the ...
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AF failure in a Sigma lens, what could it be?

I recently gave my Sigma 85mm DG EX HSM for repair to a local camera repair shop to fix the MF ring which did not feel "normal" after an old lens drop. When I got it back, the MF was indeed easier but ...
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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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How to reattach the decoration ring of a lens

Context So I've been using my Pentax Super Takumar 50/1.4 and I've loved it since I got it. Recently I've discovered that the decoration ring (image below) has loosened and is breaking away from the ...
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The top of my lens is “loose” — will this affect performance?

I recently bought a used 70-200 f/4L (non IS) for a super low price (about $200). It looks perfect, and the optical performance is out of the box good. BUT the top of it (the actual top of the lens), ...
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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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What does it cost to repair a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens?

I recently loaned my Zoom lens out and it came back damaged. What would it cost to repair it? Should I just get a new lens?
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Is this streak across multiple photos from a (35mm) Zenit 12SD caused by a light leak?

I've shot two rolls so far on my Zenit 12SD (1990). One was 400 tmax and the other was an Agfa 200. On the first roll, maybe 2 of the 36 photos were affected by the light leak. In the second roll (...
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Is a warranty really useful for DSLR?

I'm asking this question because I'm looking around for a second hand body. Is the warranty in a body's life expectancy really useful? I mean, do DSLRs often happen to need technical assistance? I'...
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Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII - Aperture not working?

My question is pretty straightforward: this lens' aperture stopped working for some reason. What could it be the cause? Me and a friend of mine tried it in studio, attached to a D750, and when we ...
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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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Where can I find a repair diagram for Sony SELP1650 lens?

I dropped my Sony a6000 and the lens took the impact (SELP1650) 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do when I accidentally powered a Sony A7s II with 20v instead of 9v?

I have been using an off-brand battery coupler in combination with a 9v external battery and it has worked beautifully. Tonight the voltage on the external battery was accidentally changed to 20v ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Canon 70D Viewfinder info battery logo dead pixel?

It's not a problem to me, but I was just wondering is it meant to be there or is it manufacturing error?
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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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Can a service repair replace a cracked display on an Olympus SZ-31MR?

Earlier today my Olympus SZ-31MR fell out of my shirt pocket onto the table, rolling a few times. It was turned off at the time. After examination, I noticed that now it has a thin crack on the back ...
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Nikon D600 has not enough power to drive AF 80-200/2.8

I gambled and bought Nikkor 80-200/2.8D from ebay (in good working condition) to use as portrait lens and for some slow-action shooting (not for sports) for less than 200USD. Of course, "Seller does ...
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How can I fix my samsung wb 750 that I dropped on the pavement?

I dropped my samsung wb 750 on pavement. When I turn it on now the lens zooms to the farthest length and comes back in. I tried using a hair dryer to blow sand particles out but it doesn't work. I ...
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What causes the focus confirmation lights to blur?

I recently saw that the red lights on some of the focus points are blurred. The lights in this picture are lights shown during the selection of focus points. As you can see the lights in the lower ...
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Can I fix inaccurate (sticky!) shutter speed on Canon FTb?

I had a Canon FTb come in today and decided to test it out. When firing off a some shots, I felt the faster shutter speeds were accurate; however, I noticed that anything 1/4s or slower was ...
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Sony Cybershot LCD screen replacement, inverted colors

I bought a new LCD screen to replace the damaged one on my Sony Cybershot WX70 camera. After installing the screen and switching the camera back on, the colors on the display appear inverted. Black/...
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is there a quick fix to a broken shutter?

I was cleaning my camera sensor with Q-tips because the dust on my sensor couldn't be removed with air. While cleaning it, the camera turned off and the shutter closed. I was startled and take my ...
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Trying to fix flash from the 70's/80's AGFATRONIC 200B

The flash doesn't recharge so I'm trying to open the device but I lack the tools. Can anyone identify the tool needed to open the device?