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Minolta MC-X Rokkor PF 50mm f1.7 Lens Repair

Minolta Rokkor MC-X 50mm f1.7 PF

A step by step repair and servicing guide for Minolta Rokkor PF 50mm f1.7 MC-X Series lens. The MC-X Rokkor PF is actually part of a series of lenses loosely known as the MC-X series. These were a kind of halfway house between the earlier MC Series and what would be the last Manual Focus…

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How to clean a focus screen…

Olympus OM-1

How to clean a focus screen: – One of those things that comes up endlessly on forums for classic cameras is ‘How do I clean a focus screen?’ to save my fingers and to try and antidote a lot of bad advice out there I am creating a handy article that I can now link…

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Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2 Lens Repair Guide

Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2

A step by step repair and servicing guide for the much loved Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2. The MD Rokkor 45mm f2 lens was, believe it or not, a low cost budget lens that Minolta primarily fitted to the budget XG series of cameras. The lens has now become something of a hyped up item…

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Nikon 50mm Repair Guide f1.8 AiS

Mount the lens

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 is freely acknowledged. The Nikon 50mm f1.8 AiS…

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Minolta X-700 Capacitor Replacement

Minolta X-700 Capacitor Replacement

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 X-700 is one of the most popular cameras…

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Nikon E Series Repair Guide

Nikon Series E 50mm f1.7

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 is freely acknowledged. The Series E 50mm f1.8…

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What is Lens Fungus: – The Reason Why

How to manage fungus

What is Lens Fungus: – 2,400 Million years ago fungus developed.  Long before most life on the planet and it’s been going ever since. These days if you’re an avid photographer with a penchant for classic lenses you’re most likely to discover it in a lens and will want to remove lens fungus quickly. So,…

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The Revenant – Minolta XG-1 Restoration

Minolta XG-1 Restoration

The Minolta XG-1 was the second in the XG series launched in 1977 as a budget camera to complement the top of the line XD series. Unlike its predecessor the SRT series, the XG series was all electronic. By the time the XG series came to market the SRT series was looking tired but would…

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Olympus OM-1 Prism Foam Removal

Olympus OM-1 Prism

The Olympus OM-1 like some other cameras from the golden age of Japanese film cameras were fitted with foam around the prism.  The foam was there to protect the prism but paradoxically in the long run the foam has done more damage to old cameras than just about anything else.  Cameras susceptible to this include…

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Canon FTb Prism Replacement

Canon FTb Prism Replacement

This guide will show you how to check for decaying foam in the Canon FTb prism and how to manage its replacement. If you’re considering buying a Canon FTb why not check out our dedicated review Spanning Wrench Isopropyl Alcohol JIS screw driver set The Canon FTb is prone to deteriorating foam on its prism.…

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