REPAIRS!

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The purpose of this section is to cover various aspects of camera repairs. I am not a qualified camera repairer but I do attempt some jobs. When I have done a job, I have tried to make a record of what I have done and it may be of some help. The first part of this section will cover the jobs I have done. I have mainly produced these in the form of PDF documents because I find it easier to work with a piece of paper in front of me rather than a computer monitor. The second section  contains links to various camera repairers I have used or have been strongly recommended to me together with links to sites with "parts". The final section will cover some of the faults I have come across and what my research would indicate the problem is. 

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The Yellow Peril How to Cure Yellowing in Takumar 50mm f1.4 lenses
Servicing a Takumar 35/4 Lens Covers the disassembly and re-lube of the early Takumar 35/4 lens. It should also apply to other early pre-set Takumars and some of the Asahiflex lenses
Restoring an Olympus 35DC/35RD Covers the replacement of the seals with templates and the recovering of an Olympus 35DC together with information covering the 35RD
Restoring an S1a Covers the repaint, replacement of the seals and a new cover for a rather beat up Black Pentax S1a
FED2 service and cleaning Adapted from an article on RFF by Laika
Roman's Zorki-5-6 instructions Covers the the top plate removal of the Zorki 5&6. 
Servicing Jupiter 3 Lenses Covers the disassembly and re-lube of a Jupiter 3 lens. 
Servicing Jupiter 8 Lenses Covers the disassembly and re-lube of 3 types of Jupiter 8 lens. 
Servicing Jupiter 9 Lenses Covers the disassembly and re-lube  of the Jupiter 9 lens. 
Servicing an Orion 15 Lens Covers the disassembly and re-lube of the Orion 15 lens.
Servicing an Industar 61 L/D Lens Covers the disassembly and re-lube of the Industar 61 L/D lens. It should also apply to other other Industar lenses such as the I26M and I61
Servicing M series Leicas Covers the factory tips and basic repairs on the M series Leicas
Servicing Focal Plane Shutters General guide on repairing focal plane shutters.
Servicing Screw Mount Leicas Covers the basic repairs on the screw mount Leicas
Leica IIIf Repair Manual Leica factory manual covering the Leica IIIf. Mainly exploded diagrams and parts list.
Leica Basic Repair Manual Factory tips on the Leica M series
Leica M2 Repair Manual Repair training program based around the M2
Canon 7 Repair Manual Extracts of Canon factory manual covering the Canon 7. Mainly exploded diagrams and parts list.
Canon VI-T, VI-L & P Repair Manual Extracts of Canon factory manual. Mainly exploded diagrams and parts list.
Canonet GIII Repair SPT Journal Repair notes for the GIII
Canonet GIII Repair Manual Canon factory manual covering the Canonet GIII. Mainly exploded diagrams and parts list.

 

 

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 If you have any repair stories for me to use, I would love to hear from you!

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Copyright Kim Coxon