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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 want to remove lens fungus quickly. So, what…

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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 The Canon FTb is prone to deteriorating foam on its prism. The foam was installed by the factory in…

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Guide to Replacing Light Seals

Guide to Replacing Light Seals

Really? You’re going to do light seals as a subject? Sheesh! This gets asked every week on camera forums. Yep! It does and rather than repeat myself, I wrote this guide to replacing light seals to help beginners out. This saves my fingers and the resulting RSI after typing the same answer out a few…

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Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 / f2.0- Lens Repair Guide

Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 Lens Repair

A step by step guide to repairing the underated  Minolta 50mm f1.7   This Minolta MD Lens Repair Guide can also be used for many other short focal length MD series lenses such as the 50mm f2 (which is identical in construction) and the 28mm, 35mm and 45mm MD types.  Most short focal length Rokkors…

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Minolta MC ROKKOR 58mm f1.4 – Lens Repair Guide

Lens Repair Minolta Rokkor 55mm f1.4

This Minolta MC Lens Repair guide can also be used for many other short focal length MC series lenses such as the 55mm f1.7. Most short focal length Rokkors share a very similar construction and while there may be minor differences the essentials will be almost identical. For our guide on Minolta MD 50mm f1.7…

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