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Sep 30, 2021 06:59:44   #
bobishkan Loc: Fort Myers Sunny Florida
 
Check out all the parts that go into making a camera. Is this for real? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfByZJ5RTh4

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Sep 30, 2021 07:18:22   #
LFingar Loc: Claverack, NY
 
bobishkan wrote:
Check out all the parts that go into making a camera. Is this for real? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfByZJ5RTh4


Yup! Now add a digital sensor, memory card, or cards, the necessary firmware and hardware to process and store the images and so on and so on. If you take a good look at what goes into a modern digital camera you may just wonder how they can sell them as cheaply as they do.

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Sep 30, 2021 07:45:49   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I'm not surprised at the parts. I'm surprised that they knew where to put back all the parts they took off.

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Sep 30, 2021 08:37:13   #
Thomas902 Loc: Washington DC
 
"... I'm surprised that they knew where to put back all the parts they took off..." Jerry they likely used the service manual for Nikon F50.

I was able to easily remove, clean and replace the Eyepiece Shutter on my epic Nikon D700 using the Service Manual for same. Albeit I worked for over a decade as a Microsoft Network Engineer and repaired/rebuild HP & Dell network file servers on a regular bases (again using the vendor's service manuals).

Link to the Nikon D700 Service Manual provided by a thoughtful German service tech...
http://ss-it.de/data/servicemanuals/D700.pdf
btw the D700 Eyepiece disassembly/reassembly is on on Page D-20

That said you need to have the appropriate tools to accomplish the task. For openers (pun intended) you need a set of JIS, or "Japanese Industry Standard" Precision Screwdrivers otherwise you'll trash the fasteners (they are NOT "philips" heads. That said working on lenses presents some rather unique challenges. Without the proper tools and vendor's service manuals you are not likely to achieve optimum success... far from it. Besides Nikon had a habit of using "Thread Lockers" on many of it's fasteners (likely why those amazing AI & AI-S lenses work flawlessly even today!)

Best Advice? Start small on a cheap unit... get VERY comfortable with the process BEFORE you open up your D850 to look around :)

All the best on your journal.

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Sep 30, 2021 09:44:57   #
Morning Star Loc: West coast, North of the 49th N.
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I'm not surprised at the parts. I'm surprised that they knew where to put back all the parts they took off.


Someone with patience can do it!! My Dad had a Norton motorbike, bought from a military surplus store. He got himself a notebook and took the bike apart. Everything he took off he described in his notebook, gave it a number and put the pieces in that numerical order on his workbench. He cleaned every piece, painted the army-green parts black, and endured jokes from neighbours and friends: "You really think you're getting that motorbike back together and ride it?"
It took him 6 - 8 months, but thanks to his meticulous note taking, yes! he got it back together and rode it for quite a few years after that. One of the trips he made was from Rotterdam (where we were living at the time) to Cologne and back, a trip I remember well as I went with him!
So yes, it is possible to take something apart and put it back together and get it working again!
I imagine that with a camera and much smaller parts it would be a lot more difficult.

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Sep 30, 2021 09:56:38   #
BebuLamar
 
Thomas902 wrote:
"... I'm surprised that they knew where to put back all the parts they took off..." Jerry they likely used the service manual for Nikon F50.

I was able to easily remove, clean and replace the Eyepiece Shutter on my epic Nikon D700 using the Service Manual for same. Albeit I worked for over a decade as a Microsoft Network Engineer and repaired/rebuild HP & Dell network file servers on a regular bases (again using the vendor's service manuals).

Link to the Nikon D700 Service Manual provided by a thoughtful German service tech...
http://ss-it.de/data/servicemanuals/D700.pdf
btw the D700 Eyepiece disassembly/reassembly is on on Page D-20

That said you need to have the appropriate tools to accomplish the task. For openers (pun intended) you need a set of JIS, or "Japanese Industry Standard" Precision Screwdrivers otherwise you'll trash the fasteners (they are NOT "philips" heads. That said working on lenses presents some rather unique challenges. Without the proper tools and vendor's service manuals you are not likely to achieve optimum success... far from it. Besides Nikon had a habit of using "Thread Lockers" on many of it's fasteners (likely why those amazing AI & AI-S lenses work flawlessly even today!)

Best Advice? Start small on a cheap unit... get VERY comfortable with the process BEFORE you open up your D850 to look around :)

All the best on your journal.
"... I'm surprised that they knew where to pu... (show quote)


A camera is vastly different from a server. Server can be completely disassembled and reassembled with only a few tools. Not so with the camera. You need a lot of tools and also a lot of hand skill and great eyes. Soldering and desoldering surface mount components on a board is difficult but I guess you didn't do that did you?

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Oct 1, 2021 07:06:17   #
riderxlx Loc: DFW area Texas
 
bobishkan wrote:
Check out all the parts that go into making a camera. Is this for real? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfByZJ5RTh4


Obviously this guy really knows what he’s doing and he has all the right tools. This is very interesting thank you for sharing it.
Bruce.

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Oct 1, 2021 12:20:08   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
bobishkan wrote:
Check out all the parts that go into making a camera. Is this for real? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfByZJ5RTh4


If you read the comments, you will see that this guy has a reputation for "finding" things he has previously dirtied up and stashed away to "find". He "finds" lots of watches, etc. in the mud.

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Oct 1, 2021 20:35:38   #
nervous2 Loc: Provo, Utah
 
Honey--do you know where I put that old Minolta camera and lens that I found in the north 40? I think I know how to fix them now.

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Oct 2, 2021 08:16:50   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
jackm1943 wrote:
If you read the comments, you will see that this guy has a reputation for "finding" things he has previously dirtied up and stashed away to "find". He "finds" lots of watches, etc. in the mud.


I thought it was quite a coincidence that he happened to be making the video when he found that camera.

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Oct 2, 2021 08:44:41   #
riderxlx Loc: DFW area Texas
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I thought it was quite a coincidence that he happened to be making the video when he found that camera.


I did too.
b

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Oct 2, 2021 10:54:58   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I thought it was quite a coincidence that he happened to be making the video when he found that camera.


He has quite a few videos on UTube. I watched several before realizing what was really going on.

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