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Kinor on way to Olex, What service is critical for focus?


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#1 Trevor McClung

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

My Kinor 16 1m has a turret and it's hopefully in focus, I want to make sure.
What is the minimum service that I should get?

If I have him check then that's one cost, if I have him do the service that's a higher cost. If I have him check and then do the service would that be both costs combined? If I pay for the service and it doesn't need it did I throw money away?

(I'm sure he could answer but he's probably sleeping now and speaks Russian, plus I don't want to offend him accidentally).

Anyway what is necessary service to insure focus that I can't do myself?
What tools are used and how hard is it to do?
Many thanks.
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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

My Kinor 16 1m has a turret and it's hopefully in focus, I want to make sure.

Anyway what is necessary service to insure focus that I can't do myself?
What tools are used and how hard is it to do?
Many thanks.


there are a couple of ways to check a camera, but focus is just a small part of an overhaul. A full clean and lube will mean removing several parts and cleaning them, a full overhaul means more dismantling and possible part replacement or rebuilding.

a good camera guy should be able to give you an idea by looking if the camera is overdue for an overhaul. depending on how long it has been stored, the lubricants may be dried up and not lubricating.

Remember that a couple of ruined rolls of film cost as much as a overhaul.
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