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The PH00 screwdriver – the MOST impotant tool for us


Theoretically Canon uses a JIS standard screwdriver. I had bought one for a LOT of money, and… it was worst, that the PH00 screwdrivers. So – nevermore. But which PH00 screwdriver, if you need one?   I can advice you … Continue reading

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Canon 40d motor revival in the body of a 7d


This is a story about my own 7d, which has been flooded with water, before I have purcesed it “as it is”, practically not working. I repaired it in a few hours -worked well after. After a certain time stopped … Continue reading

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Check and repair of a non-working shutter unit


  Canon 40d is renamed for the shutter failures. By my experience there are wo mail possible reasons: the copper wire on the coil is too short, and after a certain time they just break because the moving. This can … Continue reading

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Canon G12 – front lens replacement


Yes, it is a compact. It was big a mistake to accept this work. After working a lot on it, now the front lens is changed (photos will follow). The only problem is, that as I see, the lens unit … Continue reading

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Norland 61 Optical Adhesive Glue – UV Cure


Dear Readers, if somebody wants to try glueing optical glass, and needs some Norland61, (which You have to cure with UV-A light) you have to know, that at the moment is not possible to order it in small quantities (the … Continue reading

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“Error 01 , communication between camera and lens faulty. Clean lens contact” 


Ha-ha-ha. After cleaning the owner brings the lens to the service (to me, for example), and we repair the broken cable or whatever. I have never seen a case when cleaning helped. Till now. the lens was a simple 18-55 … Continue reading

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Canon 7d – switching off not possible


In fact, this problem could happen to any camera. I may case i had to repair a 7d which has been dropped down with a flash on it – so the hot shoe contacts were damaged (pulled out from the … Continue reading

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