Daily Archives: October 23rd, 2012

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Beginner’s guide to photographic films

The vast majority of photographer’s nowadays use digital cameras due to the ease of use, instant preview gratification, straight forward storage, the ease of making many copies and sharing, and many other reasons. But even so, many remain faithful to film and swear by it mainly because of its high quality and dynamic range, nostalgic and true feeling, as well as lower equipment cost.

With film, it all comes down to an emulsion with silver components that act as a coat on which images are recorded, and it has made significant improvements in quality and characteristics since the early days when it was used.

Emulsion is a light-sensitive coating on photographic paper or film that consists of fine grains of silver halide salts (suspended in gelatin) with variable crystal sizes that determine the sensitivity, contrast and resolution of the film. When film emulsion is exposed to light it forms an invisible image, from which a visible one can later be extracted through a series of chemical processes during development.

The size, shape and closeness in position these silver halide salts have directly affects the size of grain and film sensitivity to light, from fine grain (less sensitive to light) to coarse grain (more sensitive to light).

Film mainly falls into one of two categories: color film and black and white film. With color film, the image is more like what the eye sees and relates to in reality, but one must be careful of major color cast and hue variations. With black and white film, the image is more of an interpretation of reality. It requires more thought when it comes to light and image components (such as forms, shapes, texture … etc), but is more forgiving in terms of exposure.

Once a film is processed, the image can be printed on chemically coated paper, as well as scanned for further digital manipulation and sharing online, then digitally stored.

Film Size

The most popular color as well as black and white film size is the 35mm film, which is considered full frame. Cameras usually create 24 x 36mm frames on a long roll of film, with enough length for 12, 24 or 36 frames.

It is also known as 135 film which is a term Kodak introduced, and comes as rolls packed in light-tight metal cassettes which allows for loading in day light. 35mm film can be processed in all labs everywhere, and 35mm cameras, lenses and equipment are the most available of all film camera types.

A larger film size is the 120 medium format film and comes backed in opaque paper and tightly rolled on a plastic spool. 220 film is the same size as 120, but lacks the paper backing allowing more film to fit on the spool. The lack of protection means that most medium format cameras are not equipped to handle 220..

Medium format film is shot in many aspect ratios depending on the camera or frame insert used, with the most popular being 6×4.5cm, 6x6cm, and 6x7cm formats.

6×4.5cm is a rectangular format. The actual image size of this format is about 56 x 42 mm, with 16 exposures per 120 roll.

The slightly larger 6x6cm format is a square format. The final image can later be cropped to a more preferred format (with a vertical or horizontal orientation). Actual image size of this format is 56 x 56 mm, with 12 exposures per 120 film roll.

Larger format cameras exist, including 6x7cm, 6x9cm, 6x12cm and even 6x17cm. These cameras are less common, but can produce stunning images.

Sheet film is typically large film format that comes in separate sheets instead of rolls. These sheets are packed in boxes as 10, 25, or 50 sheets per box. Most common sheet film sizes are 4×5 inches and 8×10 inches, though other sizes can also be found.

Sheet films are fitted into holders and inserted into the camera so that exposures can be made. Each sheet has an edge-notching on one side which helps the photographer determine which direction the film should be at when inserting and changing in the dark.

When the exposure is made, the holder along with the film are removed from the camera, and another new sheet is inserted for the next shot.

Film Sensitivity to Colors

A film’s sensitivity to colors is set during the manufacturing process, and it differs between color film and black and white (monochromatic) film.

In black and white film, the emulsion is usually sensitized to all colors of the visible spectrum and even to shorter ultra-violet (UV) wavelengths as well. This, of course, is different from what the human eye is naturally accustomed to and sees.

In color film, emulsion is made in multiple layers stacked up one on top of the other so that part is sensitive to blue only, part is sensitive to blue and green, and part is primarily sensitive to red color. Most manufactured color films are set to give an accurate color balance under day light shooting.

Film Speed

Film speed is usually expressed in the US-based ASA rating or the European-based DIN rating. For all intents and purposes, ASA is identical to ISO rating. Film speed serves the exact same purpose that the ISO does in digital photography.

The higher the film speed (commonly known as fast film), the more sensitive to light it is and the coarser image grain will be. The lower the film speed is (commonly known as slow film), the less sensitive to light it is and the finer image grain will be.

Grain in film photography is the equivalent to noise in digital photography, though grain is sometimes considered to have an aesthetic appeal and sometimes even sought for its interesting visual effect.

In general, film grain affects the sharpness and fine details of the image with higher grain sometimes breaking continuous tonal gradation and edge contrast.

The main challenge for film manufacturers is increasing film speed thus making it more sensitive to light, without increasing the graininess and decreasing the sharpness of the image, so as to preserve minute image details and local contrast.

Professional and Non-Professional Film

The main difference between professional and non-professional film is that professional film is designed to give its optimum performance upon leaving the factory and should be refrigerated immediately until used. It should also be processed as soon as being exposed.

Non-professional, or amateur, film on the other hand is designed in such a way to allow for extra storage time while being kept at camera shops and at home or the studio until exposed. It can be stored at room temperature, and doesn’t have to be processed as soon as being exposed.

Professional film is slightly more expensive than non-professional film for the same film speed and size. Non-professional film is by no means inferior to professional film. Each type has its own uses, purposes, and audience with non-professional film being used by professionals all the time.

In each case, some of the most common causes of damage to film are humidity, storage in bright light or exposure to chemical fumes. Color film and fast film are particularly more prone to damage than black and white film and slow film. In general, if you keep the film sealed in the fridge, it should be fine even past its expiration date sometimes.

Keep in mind that film once taken out of the fridge should warm up to room temperature. Un-packaging the film and shooting too soon might cause condensation to form and ruin the film. Also when shooting outdoors in cold weather, make sure you keep the film warm in your pocket until it is time to load and shoot.

If film is not processed straight after exposure make sure you keep it in a dry, cool, dark place away from humidity and bright light, such as in a closet. If you want to put it back in the fridge, make sure you seal it in an air-tight box or a zip foil bag with a packet of silica gel.


Digital photography has taken the world by storm lately, and more and more photographers have been switching to the new trend, some of whom may never look back.

To others however, film remains the real deal. Every medium has its own strengths and weaknesses. In the end, it is always up to the individual and their taste to decide which way to go. It doesn’t really have to be one way or the other, though. Whether you like film or you like digital, you can still experiment and play with both.


Source: http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/hardware/a-complete-beginners-guide-to-photographic-film/

Camera Maintenance & Repair

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Canonet QL17 Battery Light Always On
Unstick Prontor Screws?
Sekor 90mm K/L – Shutter Ring
CdS light meter over reading
Yashica C shutter stuck
Source of Mamiya TLR lens parts?
More rewinding film problems….
Ultramatic film advance problem
Agilux shutter problem
Yashica Electro slow shutter speed problem
What is this tool known as?
Canonet QL17 lens cleaning
British corfield periflex 2, 35mm camera
1957 Olympus Wide Super
Ikoflex 1c – release lever doesn’t return, needs cleaning – how?
Topcon Lens Stuck
Canon ex ee slow shutter speed adjustment
Mamiya RB67 Cocking lever stuck
Loose lens assembly in Olympus OM 24mm f2.8
Nikkor 1 J2 Sand in Lens Barrel
Cosina 35-70mm f3.5 problem
Nikon AF-300mm broken frame for bayonet.
Mercury II infinity focus adjustment
Rollei 35 meter problem
Film advance/shutter button stuck
Kiev 4 major focus error problem
Canon EOS XTi Rebel 400D Memory Card Reader Replacement.
Pentax MX rewind lever/axle and focusing screen,
Fx-3 super 2000 Asa/shutter knob question
Adjusting the rangefinder on a Minolta A
Nikon F eye level prism finder, fungus? taint?
Nikon PS-4 Slide Copier Bellows Replacement?
Voigtlander Vito – shutter realease spring
Minolta Hi-Matic F: Can’t rewind film
Minolta Rokker 50 mm f 1;1.4 infinity focus problem.
Praktica MTL 5B and Minolta XD7
Inside my Om 10 looks odd.
Shutter fires on film wind
Fx-3 super 2000 film advance
Nikkor 28mm f2 AIS Infinity Focus
Olympus Quick flash AFL battery change?
K1000 film rewind lever and back release
Pentax MX parts
Konica C 35 light meter problem
Carl Zeiss Jena MC Flektogon 20 mm f. 2:8
Gossen Lunasix 3 / LunaPro
Bronica EC intermitent shutter problem
Totally Dead Canon A-1: Where to begin?
Minolta Autopak 460t stucked slider
Voigtlander Vito II – Jammed shutter release
FED Reppairs
Contax RTS shutter doesn’T work
Canon fd 35/2 chrome nose disassembly problem!
Mamiya Sekor 65mm f/3.5 front group disassembly – How?
TLR Focus mechanism Glide Plates which material ?
Canon T90 Mirror Magnet — Best Way to Proceed?
Canon new FD 50mm f1.4 and 24mm f2 questions
how to check if the how to check if light meter is working and if …
Petri Color 35D
Lenses for yashica fx-3 super 2000
Canon FX Shutter Capping – How to adjust
Help needed with triplet lens re-assembly (Lubitel 166B)
Gossen Sixtron flash meter not switching off.
Rolleiflex sl35e lens on wrong
Yashica fx-3
Spotmatic Lightmeter Issue
Exakta Varex (VX) IIb shutter mechanism
Need help
Ansco Super Memar w/Solagon 2/50 and Syncro-Compur
Rewinding a Pentax SV (H3v) wind lever return spring
Trying to resurrect a
Help needed Minolta Auto Rokkor PF 55mm 1:2
Loose Focus Ring on 80-200 nikkor 4.5 MF AI
Contax RTS 2 stuck in flash-sync
Need disassembly help for Meyer Trioplan 100mm 2.8
Metz 45 CT-4 Won’t Fire
Olympus XA1
Pentax MX Battery Drain
Need disassembly help for Hexanon 52mm f/1.8
Zeiss Contax IIa Frame Counter
IKOFLEX Coffee Can – focus screen
Rolleiflex Automat Model 3 (type K4B2) jammed
Nikon NIKKOR 180 ED 2.8 Lens
Zeiss Ikonta 523/2 bellows and shutter
Zorki 4 shutter needs help
Pax 35 front lens part.
Certo Super Dollina II rangefinder adjustment
Help Please
Ricoh 500 GX
Zeiss super ikonta 530 /2 pressure plate removal ?
Canonet QL 25 broken lens
Asahi Pentax Meter, circular clip on style. For my S1.
Zeiss Nettar 518/2 : won’t open fully
Kodak parts
Yashica YK Lens Disassembly
Canon A-1 Film Rewind Button Stuck
NIKON FM2n , after uplifting +loosening the rewind film crank…
Kodak Retina Reflex III
Canon 35-70 f/2.8-3.5 no infinity focus
Kiev 6C/6S — Metered Finder Calibration
EL FRE Orientation
Replacing Nikon FG shutter & mirror
Canon serenar 50/1.9 question
Canon FD 200mm F4 Macro Disassembled Photos
Konica SII winder problem
Pronto shutter – is this normal?
Retina compur rapid shutter
Canon Canonet Junior
Kowa SET R2 Rewind Lever and Shutter Delay
Setting lens back to infinity
Ricoh 300 Shutter Repair
Minolta XD-11 shutter problem.
Need Graflex Education
Rolleiflex SL35E top cover removal
Super Paxette lens aperture not aligned
Zorki 4 – Audacity shutter test
Canon MC – stuck lens guard
Minolta 9000 shutter malfunction
Optics question – Rolleiflex Opton Tessar?
Bronica ETR lens shutter needs calibration?
Minolta x300s capacitor
Konica autoreflex T3N questions
Fujica AX-3 missing about half of the exposures on a roll
Optics question – Agfa Isolette Apotar?
Nikon FM2 – FM2n- Shutter blade replacement selection
Info needed on internal cleaning of Canon 85mm f1.9 LTM
Ricoh 35EF sticky shutter
Paint for lens
Nikon FM2 Removal & replacement of leatherette
Pentax ME Super advice needed
Nikon FM3a
Tamron SP 300mm/2.8 lost infinity focusing
Hi-Matic C light meter not working. Where to start?
Agfa sticky rangefinder
Take-Up Spool for Minolta XD-5
Voigtlander Bessa 1 Vaskar
Nikon FM2n speed dial goes past 1/4000
Argus C3
Korelle K
Canon ftb:advance lever problem
Can you identify this Pentax ME part
Kodak Special Six-16 shutter jammed
Nikon FE2 replace shutter blades or fix electrical short?
Pentacon 29mm F/2.8 lens decentered
Ansco Agfa Speedex 4.5
CZJ Tessar 50mm f/2.8 Auto for Exakta
Help with installing aperture blades
Leica M4-P and aluminium logo
Isolette I Shutter cocking problem
Olympus OM10 Wont Turn On
Yashicat crank problems
Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS
Photavit Photina Reflex problems
Agimatic unable to rewind
Film-Advance Lever on Minolta X370n wont advance…
Himatic 7s repair manual
Adjusting Yashica Electro 35 CC Rangefinder
Olympus Zuiko 50/1.4 – aperture blades return slow
Olympus OM-1 light meter reading low 3 stops
Voigtl鋘der Vitoret L
Pentax Spotmatic Jammed Advance Lever
OM1/OM2 rewind knob source?
Leica M3 DS Back Door Light Leak HELP!!!
Mamiya-Sekor C 210/4 stuck focus
Canon rangefinder (II) first curtain latch
Yashica Electro 35 GX
Petri 7s, How much of a pain is it to remove the lens assembly?
Minolta XG-1 Lens/ film advance lever.
Retina Reflex S misfiring
Hi-Matic 9 shutter issue?
Vivitar 135mm f2.8 (Pre 1970 – Nikon nonAI)
Carl Zeiss Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 Auto
Need advice on repair of Panasonic FZ50
Isolette Focus
Electro 35 – no longer getting battery power?
Super Ricohflex Shutter Release
Mamiya C220 Focus Off
Ricoh 500G
Tamron 23A 60-300 SP – how to remove aperture / rear assembly
Nikon N4004 won’t rewind.
Ricohflex focusing ring problem
Vivitar 28/2.5 multi-start thread – about to give up
Yashicamat shutter cocking problem
Which black paint to use on lens element?
Agfa OPTIMA 535 sensor
Disassembling Canon fd 80-200 f4 L
Praktica EE2
Konica FS-1 with unresponsive metering LED’s.
Remove Rolleiflex Pressure Plate
Rolleiflex 3.5E Shutter Problem
Bolsey B2 RF troubles
Rolleiflex SL 2000 F Factory/Repair Manual
Aires Viscount, shutter fires as soon as I wind
Ciro 35 shutter
Yashica mat lens swap
Yashica T2 – always in rewind
Olympus 35DC top plate removal
Problem with Distagon Hasselblad 3.5/60mm lens
Removing film advance lever (Konica Autoreflex T3)
Konica Auto-Reflex rewind crank
Film advance lever stuck – pentax ME Super
Nikon FM2 shutter replacement with unit from FM2n
Disassembling 50/1.9 Canon Serenar – How?
Has this Konica C35 been hacked?
Olympus XA sliding cover sticking
How do i disassemble a summicron-m 90 from 1973?
Watameter rangefinder
Contax 137 MD — Flashing red light
How to remove bellows from Kodak 3a?
Yashica Electro35 GSN shutter speed – not POD!
Minolta 7 s Sutter?
Olympus OM-1 repair manual
Dropped my minolta xg-m
Capacitor for minolta xd7 shutter electromagnet
My New Yashica Mat
Minolta 7sII wiring help
Fujica V2 – Busted viewfinder
Praktica MTL5 – Loose Eyepiece and repair?
Topcon RE-2 meter adjustment
Konica Auto S2 meter problem
Topcon 5.8cm 3.5 Micro-Topcor Bellows lens disassembly
Ricoh “35” shutter problem / disassemble
Voigtlander Vitessa T 2 odd film transport problem
Elmo ST600-M belt location
Sunpack 611 scematic anyone?
Minolta Hi-Matic E
Rolleiflex Synchro Compur shutter problem
Peerflekta shutter problem
Konica T3 screen replacement?
Konica C35 rangefinder – jammed shutter button
Canonet QL GIII 17 stuck film advance lever
Olympus OM-1
Konica Auto S3 shutter button resistance at f8-f16
Welta Rangfinder Adjustment
Pentak K 28mm .0 loose ring inside HELO
Rolleicord – just can’t align viewing and taking lenses
Please bear with me.
Anybody deal with Morgan Sparks at Cameraleather.com LATELY?
Help! Shutter on my rolleicord V is stuck
Newbie: Tool for unscrewing self-timer levers
Konica C35 rangefinder – help with spring
Bilora Bella 3b
Tamron Adaptall #47A needs fine focus adjustment
Contax Aria Can’t Set ISO
Canon IIF: What did I do now?
Infotech’s camera-repair tutorials
Topcon RE Super shutter sound
Aires Viscount lens/shutter removal
Super Ikonta III wind/shutter interlock fault
Pen D shutter firies when winding
Super Ikonta III wind/shutter interlock fault
Yashica FX-103 – shutter fires at wrong speed
Fujica ST705w Top disassembly?!
Petri Super Color Corrected 1.9 Shutter Jammed
Yashica-Mat LM winding problem
Pentax LX Warning
Pentax K1000: mirror problem
Canon FTB
Olympus OM-1 light meter
Canon FTb and/or lens
Prinzflex CX (Chinon CX rebadge) doesn’t wind on consistently…
Canon 7s
Enhance Rangefinder contrast
Canon 7s Shutter Replacement
Disassembling a Sportsman 300SL
NEED HELP: Leitz Xenon 50mm f/1.5
Canon AE-1 won’t wind on without ripping film.
Olympus Pen FT what’s this on the pictures?
Konica C35 flange focal distance problem
Need help with my Minolta XG-1!
Rolleiflex screw threads
Rolleiflex TLR film advance lever stuck?
Minolta XG-1 trips immediately
Konica Auto S3 Meter Repair — drastic underexposure
Lomo LC-A Zenit Sticky Shutter Fix
Olympus Pen F mirror sticking
Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 mirrors
Angenieux 28mm 3.5 Exakta lens disassembly
Pen top cover removal
Praise for Jon Goodman light seal kits.
Olympus om 50mm mc 1.4 lens
Hi-Matic 7 lever return issue
Autoreflex (autorex)
Olympus Pen F FT spring self timer
Canon A-1
Camera’s curtain is not working properly?
Zeiss Ikoflex IIa
Olympus pen EE2 – lost for ideas! Wont fire at higher shutter speed
Olympus Trip 35 wobbly lens
Minolta XG-M: can’t rewind film!
Film Advance stuck on Minolta XG-1 and XG-M
Mamiya Press 50mm focusing adjustment.
Minolta Autocord CdS III shutter release problem
Yashica Electro 35 – Viewfinder cleaning and some other questions
Light seals set for Olympus OM1, OM10
Replacing wind knob on Leica IIIa
Canon A1 shutter releases when I advance the film…
Rolleiflex T Odd Problem
Olympus 35rd aperture spring
Is this fungus in the lens?
NKS shutter repair
Occasional Hi-Matic Fp shutter issue help needed
Canon AE-1 program shutter winds on but the shutter button won’t fi…
Minolta Miniflex Standard removal
Minolta Hi-Matic F Shutter
Miranda FV, film advance locks mirror up
Exa 500
Super Ikonta B (532-16) – Align Rangefinder
Canon AE-1 Functional Resistor and speed Dial
Cds cell replacement
Zeiss Ikon Contessamatic E rangerfinder alignment
Exa 500
Adox Golf 63 – Not cocking (Iris damage?)
Konica Auto S2 problems with vertical alignment
Kodak Signet 35 RF Not Working
Lens storage
Is this normal? QL17
Streaks on negative from Leica IIIf?
What’s the diference between a Minolta MC & MD Lens
ZM-6A 500mm/6.3 lens diagram
Yashica Mat 124g viewfinder image reflection/aperation
HELP!! Minolta XD-5 Problem w MicroPrism Crystsl
Canon f-1 wind on problem
Broken Exposure Meter
Pressure plate clip fall off (Oly 35)
Mamiya RB67 90mm Leaf Shutter pin prick holes
Canon A-1 Winding Sprocket
How to clean Vitessa eyepiece?
Nikon FE shutter hanging
Contaflex: Very stiff focusing ring
Minolta Hi-Matic 11 Stuck Aperture?
Canonet QL17 Change in shutter speed doesn’t change aperture in A m…
Minolta XG-1 issue
Franka Rolfix Prontor S questions
Canon 7 has bouncing spring sound
Canon IIF first curtain latch – where is it located
Need details on Canon IIF film advance mechanism
(F mount) Nikkor-S 5cm 2.0 dismantling
Canon EOS 50E QD porting
Minolta XD11 prism removal, cleaning
Cleaning Canon 50mm f/1.8 S.C. FD mount lens
Copal SV Shutter : One Speed Only!
Canon A-1 second curtain won’t release
Hexanon 50mm 1.7 in four pieces!?
Zeiss Netter 6×6 Vario Shutter Repair
Can’t Remove Zenit 12S Top Cover/ Shutter Button Problem
Lubricants for motion picture cameras.
Zeiss MK II distagons – loose focus ring
Suggestions? – Vivitar Series 1 70-210 (Komine) Name Ring Removal…
Vivitar ES aperture problem.
How to disassemble Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super Lens
Rolleiflex 4*4 shutter stuck
Yashica Lynx-14E Repairs
Praktica B200 metering issue
Yashica Lynx 5000
Konica C35 change ASA speed
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50 1.4 – stuck focusing ring
Polaroid 180 + 195 – Anybody ever fix one?
Eastman Kodak – Stereo Kodak Model 1
Agfa Karat 36 CLA
Minlota Rokker 50mm 1.4 fungus on front element.
NEED LEICA M2 Rangefinder assembly
Old Kodak Bantam RF -shutter stuck
Ciroflex replacement mirrors
AGNAR APOTAR physicall differences?
Minolta SRT 101 Focusing Screen
Canon FD 80-200mm f4 SSC zoom lens front element removal
Camera shutter springs
Konica EE matic leaks light for unkown reasons
Viewfinder/Lens cleaning on Kodak Reflex
Olympus PEN FT shutter stucks at low speeds
Canon 7: What are these screws for?
Rangefinder adjust Yashica Lynx 5000
Petri Color 35 film advance problem.
Tamron 500mm f/8 Reflex Disassembly?
Nikkor 55mm Iris won’t work
Canon rangefinder slow speed dial identity
Nikon F Shutter Problem?
Need Leica M2 M3 Parts
Fed 2 Won’t Shoot
Canon AV-1 not working
Voigtlander Vito ii Lens Realignment
Canon IIF Slow Speed Dial
An OLYMPUS SP-35 needs service, but where?
Petri 7s rangefinder weak coincident focusing area
How to remove Nikkor 28mm F3.5 AI front element
Mamiya/Sekor 1000 DTL re-wire
Minolta XG9 meter reading off?
Canonet G-III QL17
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 180mm 2.8
Brownie 2 F viewfinder mirrors
Canon IIF film advance can turn backwards
Olympus OM1
Rolleiflex TLR viewing/taking lens focus adjustment
FD 85mm f1.8 disassembly Help
Fujica Mini UV filter removal
OM1 shutter curtain problem
Long shot help needed
Canon new FD 35mm f2 focus ring stiff
Petri II viewfinder not working
Where to buy replacement capacitor for Minolta x300?
Attachment screw for a Mamiya RB67 Multi Angle Grip
Collimating a camera without BULB
Kiev 88 won’t expose film
Balda Super Baldina
Fickle wiring? Yashica electro 35 gsn
Konica Auto S2 meter – two stops off
Jammed PenFT battery cover and dull focus
Contax RTS III
Yashica Electro 35 GSN shutter
Elemack Dolly Repair
Help on Rolleiflex 2.8F repair
Ricoh 519 Frame Overlap
Minolta XG-1 light leak?
Minolta XG-1 Film advance broken?
Canon IIF Lubrication
Fuji GS645S
Olympus 35SP very stiff aperture ring
Anyone need Yashica Parts…
Obscure step-up ring
Flood cleaning (and re-lubricating?) a Kodak Retina IIIc shutter?…
Vitessa rangefinder adjustment
Attaching the Contaflex Super BC lens/shutter assembly to the body
Kodak 620 shutter advice
Minolta XG-M Shutter Fires 1 or 2 stops too slow
Rolleicord II Computer Shutter escapement repair help
Accessory rangefinder
How to get to the Yashica Minister II shutter?
FED 2 Rangefinder problem
Prontor SVS 9 stpes shutter needs help.
Pentax K1000 question
How does collimation work?
Film advance lever snapped off Yashica FX-D
Pentax Auto 110
Meyer Oreston 1.8/50 pressure pin sticking
De Jur 120 lens stuck
Reassemble a nikkor 28 ai f3.5
How to remove the shutter unit from a Wirgin Edinex?
Source of composite leather
Rolleiflex Old Standard – Red window
Lynx 14 wiring
How to disassemble a Minolta MD 50 1.7 lens?
Canon F-1n shutter problem
Olympus OM-1 disassembly help needed
Mask for Bencini Koroll ?
Moskva 5 shutter problem
Olympus pen ft focus shift
Oly 35SP replacement meter?
Yashica lynx 5000 and 14 aperture control and shutter
Baldessa RF/LK base plate removal
Mamiya C33 missing screw wanted
Fujica AX-1 Film Advance Lever stuck?
Zenit 3m mirror trouble.
How to clean contacts damaged by ocean salt water
Leica CL TakeUp Spool
Nikon FG advance lever stuck
Cleaning Leica M3 Parts
Disassembling a Canon FTb
Balda Super Baldina 35 top cover
A complete newbie needing help with Agfa Isolette ii (I know next t…
Konica S2 ‘extra’ parts
Photograph accessories
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Favorit NEED PARTS
Canon A-1 light meter problem
Agfa Isolette III has “Agfa Disease”
Braun Paxette Shutter mechanism, HELP!
Somebody knows about VM and VMo Service Tools ?
POD for Yashica MG-1 questions
Collimation and focus correction
FED2 shutter curtain bounce
FED 5b slow shutter speeds
Olympus OM40/OMPC
Yashica Electro 35 GTN meter problem
Canon A-1 jams with some lenses
OM 10 shutter/mirror problem
Yashica Electro always reads low light.
Lynx Battery Thoughts
Minolta Hi-Matic E electrical issues
Battery compartment cap for Konica Auto-Reflex
Problem with my film advance lever on Minolta SR-T 101
Canon FT Shutter Capping
Kodak Monitor strut assembly problem
Konica C35 Reassembly
Exchanging the rewinder knob on a Pentax MV
Figuring out what’s wrong with shutter (Yashica-Mat LM)
Vintage camera repair
Nikon EM shutter timing
Hazy Retina IIa Lens
Split focus screen problem
Coronet 3D
Minolta 700si AF problem
Pentax P30T light meter issues
Need Canonet QL17 not G-III manuals
Gossen Luna-pro SBC repair help!
Canon AE-1 Meter Issue (Not Tungsten Cable)
Werra 1E project
Airesflex U – Copal Shutter problem
Pentax ME F won’t turn on
AE1 Program mirror damper
Canon FDn rear cell removal
Contax 159mm problem
Sony Cybershot DSC-H10: Capacitor not charging. Flash not working
Canon FD 135 f2.0 repair
Beaulieu Reflex 16
Univex Mercury repair
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex 1a and 1b TLR Infinity focus issue
Kodak Sigent 35
Can’t remove top casing on Ricoh 800 EES
Lynx 14e — is wind lever lefthand threaded?
Olympus 35 RD – Shutter stuck closed & loose focusing ring
Olympus OMPC Shutter Release stuck, Rewind Stuck
Agfa Super Solinette, focus issue
Do the Nikon FG-20 and FG share the same shutter?
Ansco Viking 6.3 Focusing Scale
Werramatic with a stuck focus ring
Vitessa / Ultron disassembly to cure sticky iris
Yashica LM Light Meter Issue
Pentax Spotmatic Jammed HELP
Canon AE-1 dead
Minolta AL-F Meter not working
Zeiss Ikon Contina – cant rewind
Lubitel 2 Lens assembly
Need Leica M2 M3 Parts
Yashica Mat EM Focus Problems
Minolta A5 Aperture Ring
Retina Reflex III prism removal
Help needed, Nikon FE
Contax RTS shutter release
Minolta XD5 shutter has no power
Minolta XD11 – sluggish double-exposure lock/LEDs on all the time
XD-11 film advance lever frozen
Minolta XD-7/XD-11
Minolta XD11 Light Meter
PetriFlex repair manual
Minolta XE-7 Rp resistor type?
Ensign Autorange 220 rangefinder info
FT QL Mirror Lockup Lever
Is this de-lamination?
Nikon Em back release
Yashice Electro 35 GSN
Yashica TL Electro X ITS Shutter Problem
Canon FTb: everything’s frozen, it thinks it needs new film
Selenium cell replacement
Retinas and seals
Fujica ST701 meter problems – bad Cds?
CAN’T INF FOCUS: Hasselblad Distagon 40mm f/4 “C” Lens, Thoughts?? …
Voigtlander Vito IIa rear lens problem (Scopar 3.5)…
Bushnell loose focus ring
Zeiss Tessar Aluminum
Need Zeiss Super Ikonta B repair manual
Another Canon A1 problem!
Yashica Mat EM
Lomo lca shutter issue
Film slips during winding
Canon T50 (shutter curtain bent)
Argus C-3 lens
Canon QL17 GIII meter not responsive
Cosina CS-3 Shutter Speed Dial Removal
Konica Autoreflex T3
Vitessa L top plate
“zoom creep”
Voigtlander Vito B CLA
Yashica M-3 lightmeter repair
Horseman Light Seals
Yashica M-3 lightmeter repair
Rolleicord III problems
“Re-skinning” bellows
Repair Certo Six (Glue glass)
Digital camera repair
CDS cell for Olympus XA
Minolta XG-7 : shutter and metering problems
Canon P frame counter
Lubitel 166U
Welta Weltur top removal
Minolta X-570 Easy Question – F-stop in viewfinder
Adjusting an Oly OM-1n’s Meter?
Contax RTS intermittant shutter release issue
Nikon 500mm HN-27 lens – can it be cleaned? Cost?
Practica Super TL – frame counter wont count
Kiron 105mm f2.5 focussing problem
HiMatic 7sII, jammed advance?
Konica Auto S 1.6 Film Advance lever “Stuck”
Ansco Speedex – Liquid Electrical Tape
The passing of a good “camera buddy”
Nikon F Mirror stuck in up position
Alcohol as a solvent
Kiev 60 film counter not resetting
Canonet Ql17 G-III
Agfa Super Solinette – how do you get the top off?
Agfa Super Solinette, to uplift topcover, rotate anti-clockwise or ???