Just seeking a bit of advice regarding the restoration of a rather dirty and slightly corroded 16/35 Cameflex. The 16/35 400ft mags, 16mm gate, and host of extra lenses are in great nick, but the actual camera body is absolutely covered in superficial mold and rust, and a bit of not-so-superficial stuff (corroded aluminium knobs etc). The viewfinder doesn't seem to want to rotate. Haven't taken the turret off yet and looked inside - want to clean up the exterior first. That grey stuff on the lenses (see below) came about as a consequence of the camera becoming one with the foam in its road case.
Any suggestions for chemicals, rags, techniques, brands of toothbrush etc? Any warnings?
Here are some photos (25% original size):
I'm especially concerned about the brown gunk around the gate area:
Also, any idea as to what this thing is? It has what looks like a ground glass (?) or something at the back, with 16/35mm frame markings.
Edited by Thomas Hayes, 26 September 2005 - 12:50 AM.