This evening was workshop night at the camera club. Paul, one of our club members is a dab hand at breathing life into old film cameras. He did a great job of servicing my 1954 Voigtlander camera so when he said he’d be showing what he does this evening I had to take a look.
Doing open heart surgery on an old camera seems an usual thing to do with an audience but there were several of us fascinated by the process. Nick, another club member, brought along an old Pentax with a dodgy shutter mechanism, so he was equally interested to see what technology lurked inside his camera.
With Paul’s permission I photographed him in action. Sadly I can’t share a picture of the fully repaired camera, as the whole process takes longer than the two hours we had at the club tonight. However, it was interesting to see what lies beneath the skin of these old cameras and we all held our breath as Paul detached the mirrorbox from the rest of the camera!
26 February 2019