To date, here are the camera issues I'm dealing with:
- Canon A-1 with a sticky shutter and infamous 'Canon squeal'. I'm told that this is actually fixable, and I just might put out the funds necessary to get this done.
- Canon Elan 7, at one time my flagship film camera body, has a broken door shutter. Up until a couple of years ago this was easily fixable by ordering a $12 USD part. Everywhere I'm looking that part is showing "NLA".
- My Canon AV-1 was overexposing every single frame, and I thought something was wrong with it. A quick battery replacement solved that problem.
- My Mamiya C330 continues to display vertical lines on either side of the frame, sometimes randomly, effectively turning it into a 645 when I crop. I still am very interested in a regular 645 SLR/Rangefinder at some point.
|Same camera, same film after changing out the battery. Note to self: Always check AE settings against what feels reasonable at the time. When in doubt, check with a DSLR or light meter. Saling House in historic Weston, Oregon.|
As luck would have it, I just picked up a Canon Rebel 2000 in pristine condition, and for a very reasonable price. That will boost my EOS shooting, but I'm still not sure what to do when that film door comes apart...
|Kentmere 400 in d-76 1:1, shot in a Canon AV-1 with a fresh battery.|