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Category Archives: Light Seal Placement Guides

Broken Nikkormat Battery Covers

Broken Nikkormat Battery Covers | How Does This Happen Clockwise Rotation Required Broken Nikkormat Battery Covers First of all, the battery cover is cast brass, tempered for hardness then the finish is applied. Tempered brass is strong but brittle. The Nikkormat battery cover has 2 locking-tabs inside for a friction fit. As the battery cover is attached to the camera and turned counter-clockwise you can feel it tighten up. If you will look carefully at the battery cover.  The arrow engraved on the cover shows the Read More...

Pentax Stops Selling Parts

Pentax Stops Selling Parts Technicians servicing Pentax image products were dealt another blow to their service business when Pentax/Ricoh stopped selling parts to “un-authorized repair centers” in March of this year. As of this writing, only one Pentax/Ricoh service center exists in the US. Independent service techs may not suffer as much as when Nikon closed their parts dept to all but ASF’s. Pentax digital product service, in general, is not a large part of any tech’s business. For parts support, techs need part Read More...

Mamiya M645 Placement Guide

Mamiya M645 Placement Guide USCamera Light Seals | Kits | Foam Sheets | Leica Film Cameras Mamiya M645 Placement Guide | USCamera Foam Before doing anything, please read about seal removal and installation. Go here. Also, to purchase this light seal kit, Go here. Therefore, please contact us with any questions you may have. New parts, light seal kits and also downloads are added to our almost every day. Tech Note: Most camera body channel seals are installed starting at the hinge end, working towards Read More...

Nikon Closing Authorized Repair-Stations

Nikon Closing Authorized Repair-Stations| US Nikon is adding another hurdle for its equipment users to get over. After Nikon stopped selling parts worldwide to consumers and independent service shops in 2012. Nikon is now closing or  “ending its relationships with all of its US Authorized Repair Stations as of March 31, 2020″. Currently and for years prior, many of the camera companies like Nikon, contract with independent techs to work on much of the products sent to them.  The manufacturers train the techs Read More...
Minolta X-700 Technical Problems

Minolta X-700 Tech Tips-1

Minolta X-700 Tech Tips -1 – Know Before You Buy Different model cameras can have problems that can cause failures or malfunctions while using or after long periods of storage. As a technician, I want to educate you on as many of these model-specific issues as I can remember or kept notes about. If you ask questions that might jog my memory, I could be able to provide you with more insight and write more Technical Problem pages. I already have many Read More...

Ensuring Smooth Download Transactions

Ensuring Smooth Download Transactions | User Accounts The purpose of this page is to make sure your download purchase is delivered to you accurately and instantly after purchase.  Making a User account when completing your transaction will easily do that. Ensuring Smooth Download Transactions After hundreds of manuals and parts lists were downloaded, I did not see any issues related to the download or delivery software. I do see some Guest customers who have issues with their first download from USCamera. Other customers Read More...

Installation Help-Multi-Controller Button EOS 1 D MKIII 1DS MKII 5D MKIII

Installation Help-Multi-Controller Button EOS 1 D MKIII 1DS MKII 5D MKIII At the request of our customers, we supply both styles of Multi-Controller button and button covers separately. If the Multi-Controller Button switch is broken off, read no further. You will need to replace the back cover assembly. The switch is not available separately from the back cover PCB and the back cover PCB is not sold separately from the back cover assembly. Multi-Controller Button for CANON EOS 1 D MKIII 1DS Read More...