KCK14

KCK14

Lives in United States Alabama, United States
Works as a Retired Camera Repairman
Joined on Nov 23, 2012

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  • Most likely an internal group is out of position.  Several of the moving groups have plastic in the guiding mechanism and a just right bump can break it.  This is not a trivial repair and should ...
  • I came here years ago to learn more about the gear I had.  I also enjoy reading internet forums of several different fields. I credit this forum for leading me to the m4/3 cameras.  No local camera ...
  • Also, I forgot to mention:  The contact strips on the ribbon cable are very finicky.  Clean with isopropyl alcohol, then clean again.  I also used a contact treatment liquid.  I don't know whats ...
  • Over the run of a particular model or different factories, there may be slight differences in parts for the same model # camera.  I had encountered Sony and Canon compacts that had two different ...
  • Nikon has made this claim since the first FA had matrix metering. While a more complex adjustment procedure, that requires Nikon provided software to write to the meter Eprom, there was no ...
  • If you have no interest in preserving the circuit, just short with a screwdriver - (insulated handle) Just be ready for a loud pop, but no harm if you don't jump.  I've hurt myself worse by pulling ...
  • Never used, but I sure fixed a ton.  My repair business was about 1/2 pro equipment and of that it was mostly Hasselbald and Mamiya, with Bronica in the mix once the ETR and SQ took off. Studio and ...
  • I've used a Summicron 50 DR on my Olympus Em5.  Very good results.  With the enlarged view enabled it is easy to focus.   However, I wouldn't use this as my main lens.  On the m4/3 cameras this ...
  • To avoid this accusation, a reviewer would have to adopt the CR method. Buy a production model in a regular store. That means: (1) Money upfront for the gear (2) No First Looks ...
  • Yes mirrors are front silvered. However modern camera mirrors are coated and careful cleaning will not damage.  It was many years ago that the mirrors were fragile.  (1940 - 1960)  Hasn't been a ...
  • Very satisfied.  Other than the cheapest, modern cameras will all give good results.  Its up to me to learn how to use what I have.  I have a few lenses i don't use much.  But it's not the lens ...
  • While I have used a camera to copy slides, I have had very good results scanning old photos with a Canon multi purpose printer/scanner.  Not special or expensive.  A MX 870  - now a number of ...
  • Depends on camera.  My Olympus Om-d can be set for 1/3 or 1/2 increments for Shutter, f-stop and EC. ISO can be set separately.  I have ISO set to full stop steps.
  • When the cost of the parts or labor is too much in relation to a new lens.   For example, impact damage to a zoom can distort the zoom barrels so that most of the moving parts have to be replaced. ...
  • No.  A shot with a short focal length lens can be more than a "wide angle" .  A panorama is a completely different thing.
  • People have been shooting monochrome media in Leica cameras since about 1936.  In that period there hasn't been a lens in the catalog listed as "B&W" only.  The subject is always in color, no ...
  • What would be discovered is that there is very little difference in results in comparable equipment.
  • Most likely, the little plastic tab that you are pulling up has started to get loose on the lock pin.  if you can find a repair shop that still have any left it is not too hard to replace.  Look ...
  • You can also set up Time Machine to exclude backing up specific folders.  I have TM skip my Pictures folder as I handle that back-up manually to several external drives that are exclusively for ...
  • From what I used to fix -- #1 was impact - zooms are more vulnerable and P&S lens are fragile #2 of newer lenses is AF motors and VR mechanisms #3 Diaphragm blades and control rings - Cheap lenses ...
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