Minolta Dynax 5 (film SLR) issue

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by David Chamberlin, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Hi: My two year old Minolta Dynax 5 film SLR has developed an annoying
    fault. A blue bloom has appeared on the pentaprism, which makes the
    centre of the viewfinder dark. (Photo images are unaffected.) I've taken
    it to both Jessops and Campkins in Cambridge: Jessops suggested that
    their repairer could fix it (needs a new prism), but it would cost
    £50-60 (therefore not worth doing); Campkins doubted it could be fixed
    given KM selling to Sony.

    Any ideas anyone?

    All help gratefully received.


    David Chamberlin, Sep 29, 2006
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  2. David Chamberlin

    A.Lee Guest

    Considering that they sell for between £35-75 on ebay, then it just isnt
    worth having yours fixed by a dealer, as they cannot guarantee to cure
    it, and may still charge you to have a look at it.
    I'd take it apart myself, to see if the prism can be cleaned.With a few
    small screwdrivers, most SLR's come apart quite easily.You are not going
    to lose anything by trying yourself, it's not much good now, you could
    ruin it totally, or you could fix it by giving a good clean to the
    internal glass. If you search aplenty, there is likely to be a repair
    manual available for download somewhere.
    A.Lee, Sep 29, 2006
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