Repair project

The next project to be added to PHOTO DIY PROJECTS will most probably be the repair of a classic camera , the Olympus XA , the repair will be to the light traps on the camera back, the old ones have more or less crumbled away or become very sticky, I have now sourced some suitable foam, but I need to buy a couple of LR44 batteries to see if the shutter mechanism is still working, fortunately I removed the old batteries when I “went digital” so there is no corrosion and therefore it should work, if it does then I will document the repair.

Update: 05/02.  Bought the batteries and tested the camera’s electronic shutter, it worked fine! so the project is now underway, have started removing the old light trap material, documenting as I go, full report in PHOTO DIY PROJECTS when finished and tested.

Update: 19/02. The light traps have now been exchanged, everything seemed to work well, there is now a film in the camera and I have taken a few shots but unfortunately due to a recent knee injury  I have difficulty getting out and about, as soon as the film is finished and processed I will post the “how to” on this project (that is if the result was good and the camera is light tight!).

Update: 02/03 Film now finished, all I have to do now is find somewhere to get it developed!

Update: 12/03 Film now developed, good results, no light leakage, project description to follow in due course, should have time within next few days, latest at weekend.

Update: 17/03 Project finished and posting made under PHOTO DIY PROJECTS Olympus XA light-trap repair

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