Repairs & Cleaning

Function and Repair of Hasselblad Film Backs (A12 and others) – By Arild Edvard Båsmo

If you are reading this, you might have a magazine with some problems. This piece is written to help you. I found there to be very little documentation on the repair of these, but I think these these magazines, despite their complexity, are quite repairable by a slightly handy person. This is not written by a professional repair person, but by an amateur university students with some experience doing repair on these, as well as on other camera equipment.

How to Calibrate a Canon P Rangefinder (in my case, for use with Soviet lenses) – by Cameradactyl (Ethan)

I am a fan of quirky old soviet cameras.  I have had, loved, and broken a few Zorki 4 cameras over the years, and I love their lenses.  I own Jupiter 8, 9 and 12 lenses (50mm f2, 85mm f2, and 35mm f2.8).  I use the 35mm for more than 80% of what I shoot, but the Zorki viewfinder only really covers 50mm.  I am not down with a separate rangefinder and viewfinder window, it kind of defeats the purpose for me.  My friend (and former Soviet himself) Denis recommended a Canon P, which is infinitely more modern, and has 35mm frame lines and is still pretty cheap on ebay.  I think I bought mine for only two or three times the price of my Zorki, something like $125 with shipping from Japan.

Adjusting the rangefinder of the Fed4 – Guest post by Howard hurd

A fairly common issue on online forums with the Fed rangefinders seems to be rangefinder accuracy. When I first bought my Fed4, the rangefinder patch did not align accurately either at infinity or at closer distances.

Luckily the rangefinder is fairly easy to adjust – although I could only find guidance for other models, so I thought I’d briefly outline the steps I used to adjust the rangefinder on my Fed4.

Specialist Film Camera Repair & Modification Companies

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a chap called Matt who suggested it might be nice to create a list of reputable camera repairers. Specifically film camera repairers.

Rather than me try and find all these specialists myself, I thought I’d ask you folks to help me make a list – if you have positive experience of a camera repair or modification company, please comment on the post here

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