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The online auction site value of an XG- 1 appears low enough that replacement with a fully functioning camera identical or similar model will be less cost than the cost of professional repair. At the time of writing KEH has a working XG-1 for about 30USD with their 180 warranty. Selling the defective camera for parts could offset some of the replacement cost....


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Age and heat have detrimental effects on any lubrication or seals in a camera. Heat may have caused the the substance that hold the prism in place to soften allowing the substance or the prism to shift. The shutter and film winding mechanisms also need proper lubrication in order to function as designed. The best coarse of action on any old camera is to ...


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Removing a print from a surface is inherently dangerous for the print. A lot of people have lost their family members forever by being hasty. Before you do anything, make sure you've got a good copy negative or scan of the image just in case you damage the print while trying to remove the lamination. This may be sufficient for your needs and you can leave ...


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Most likely you ruined this roll of film. But you probably learned something that will reduce the number of rolls you ruin in the future. You probably won’t open the back of your camera again without rewinding. But you will probably discover new ways of ruining film as you take more pictures. It happens and is just part of the process of shooting film. Bad ...


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I opened it again (stupid I know) and rolled the film back into the canister in a panic. I’m honestly not sure what happened, but can someone tell me if I ruined the whole roll? Yes, it's ruined. Film is light-sensitive. Extremely light-sensitive. Think about shutter speeds – a common one is 1/125 second. That's faster than one-hundreth of a second, to ...


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Usually opening the film door in dim light only ruins a couple of shots, as the rest of the film is tightly wound around the take-up spool, shielding it from light. So, the first time you opened the door shouldn't have harmed the latent images all too much. You say you opened the door a second time, after which you rolled the film back into the canister. ...


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Mike Butkus hosts the manual for the Canon SureShot Z70W. If this isn't the exact same model, it sure looks pretty similar, so you can probably extrapolate the info in the manual to your camera. (Mike looks for a donation for hosting all these old manuals. I donated once.) The manual says that when "E" is displayed on the LCD panel, this indicates ...


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Maybe the lens is not fully extending per this webpage: https://www.flickr.com/groups/536909@N23/discuss/72157628989814891/


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