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Nikon 50mm Repair Guide f1.8 AiS

Last Updated on November 30, 2023 by admin A step by step Nikon 50mm Repair Guide f1.8 AiS with notes on managing the Series E version of the lens. Copyright 2022 High5Cameras, Free to use, copy and distribute so long as no charge is made for use, distribution or access and authorship and web address […]
Minolta XD7 35mm SLR Camera

The Last of Us – Minolta XD Series – XD, XD7 and XD11

Last Updated on October 25, 2023 by admin On the 1st September 1914, a small grey bird fell from its perch at Cincinatti Zoo…… The mid 1970s saw a rash of camera developments.  While these produced amazing technological marvels the headlong rush to ever more sophistication while keeping the price down meant compromises. The first […]
Pentax MX 35mm SLR

Pentax MX – The sense of an ending

Endings are strange things. It’s often hard to see where the ending of anything is until years after the event.  Rome wasn’t built in a day they say but it didn’t fall in a day either.  It’s only on reflection, after the passage of time, that you can put a pin in a calendar and […]
Minolta X-700 Capacitor Replacement

Minolta X-700 Capacitor Replacement

Last Updated on December 20, 2023 by admin A step by step guide to Minolta X-700 capacitor replacement in the popular 35mm SLR Camera. Copyright 2023 High5Cameras, Free to use, copy and distribute so long as no charge is made for use, distribution or access and authorship and web address is freely acknowledged. The Minolta […]
Minolta X Series 35mm Cameras X-500 X-300 X-700

The ‘X’ Factor  – Minolta X Series X-700, X-500 and X-300

Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by admin Before we discuss the Minolta X Series (X-700, X-500 and X-300 etc), let’s step back in time. Back in the mid 1970s and early 1980s the 35mm SLR camera market was in turmoil. The big boys were busy forcing the smaller companies out and there was a […]

The Last of Us – Minolta XD…

MelMar 30, 202323 min read
Minolta XD7 35mm SLR Camera
Last Updated on October 25, 2023 by admin On the 1st September 1914, a small grey bird fell from its perch at Cincinatti Zoo…… The mid 1970s saw a rash of camera developments.  While these produced amazing technological marvels the headlong rush to ever more sophistication while keeping the price down meant compromises. The first […]

Pentax MX – The sense of an…

MelMar 28, 202315 min read
Pentax MX 35mm SLR
Endings are strange things. It’s often hard to see where the ending of anything is until years after the event.  Rome wasn’t built in a day they say but it didn’t fall in a day either.  It’s only on reflection, after the passage of time, that you can put a pin in a calendar and […]

Minolta X-700 Capacitor Replacement

MelFeb 25, 202317 min read
Minolta X-700 Capacitor Replacement
Last Updated on December 20, 2023 by admin A step by step guide to Minolta X-700 capacitor replacement in the popular 35mm SLR Camera. Copyright 2023 High5Cameras, Free to use, copy and distribute so long as no charge is made for use, distribution or access and authorship and web address is freely acknowledged. The Minolta […]

The ‘X’ Factor  – Minolta X Series…

MelFeb 25, 202323 min read
Minolta X Series 35mm Cameras X-500 X-300 X-700
Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by admin Before we discuss the Minolta X Series (X-700, X-500 and X-300 etc), let’s step back in time. Back in the mid 1970s and early 1980s the 35mm SLR camera market was in turmoil. The big boys were busy forcing the smaller companies out and there was a […]

Nikon E Series Repair Guide

MelFeb 4, 202315 min read
Nikon Series E 50mm f1.7
Last Updated on May 8, 2023 by admin A step by step Nikon E Series Repair Guide to the first version of the Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 lens. Copyright 2022 High5Cameras, Free to use, copy and distribute so long as no charge is made for use, distribution or access and authorship and web address […]

Testament – Agfa Silette

MelJan 3, 20235 min read
Agfa Silitte
Last Updated on May 8, 2023 by admin As a New Year comes in I get mellow and like to reflect on the years gone by, and hopefully the ones to come. On my mind today is a question and a reflection. When is a camera more than a camera? What is any camera REALLY […]