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Category Archives: Light Seal Placement Guides

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Pentax 67 | 6×7

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Pentax 67 | 6×7 Before doing anything, please go here. USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Pentax 67 | 6×7 For more information on purchasing this kit, go here. This 8 piece light seal kit for Pentax 6×7 cameras includes, top channel seal, camera body, from the hinge to the counter opening – 1 x 1mm top channel seal, camera body, from the counter opening to the latch side – 1 x 1mm bottom channel seal, camera body – 1 Read More...

Installing Focusing or Fresnel Screens

Installing Focusing/Fresnel Screens | Digital SLR | Film SLR Cameras Canon | Fuji | Konica | Minolta | Olympus | Pentax | Sony | Single Lens Reflex Cameras Installing Focusing or Fresnel Screens In this article, I will reference the Fresnel lens or focusing screen as the “screen”. Most SLR users know this but I have talked to many customers over the years who didn’t, so I am going to say… when using a digital or film camera SLR, none of the spots, Read More...

Hasselblad Film-Back Light Leaks

Servicing Hasselblad Equipment Film Back Light Seal Replacement Please read all of the instructions before starting this service. To easily perform this service you will need a clean, well-lit work area, a pair of technicians tweezers and a small slotted screwdriver.  Tech Note: I would use some soft padding to prevent marring the finish of the opposite side of the film back when removing the outer plate retaining screws. Sometimes it is necessary to press the screwdriver tip firmly into Read More...

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...

When Are Light Seals Bad?

When Are Light Seals Bad? Depends on the conditions where your equipment is stored. Also, the pollution level in the air, humidity, temperature, and type of use your equipment is exposed to. When Are Light Seals Bad? In the early eighties, when many film cameras were being produced, we were replacing light seals on cameras mostly 7-15 years old because they were bad as in sticky, damaged, or missing. …we see an average life of 7 – 15 years Many seals were damaged from 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...