Restoring a Minolta SRT-101
I purchased this camera from eBay, with an oily MC Rokkor 58mm 1:1.4. The camera was is good condition, but I found it had the following problems:
- The camera had dust and sand all over it and inside.
- Needed calibration. It had stretched strings and the shutter speed meter failed to align with viewfinder mark at f/8 and 1/60s.
- Seals were long gone.
- Although not visible until I took it appart, there glue that joins the CdS cells to the viewfinder pentaprism was completely yellow.
- Needed some lubrication.
- Leather can be replaced.
- Need to recalibrate light meter circuit for new silver oxide batteries.
I checked the shutter speed and seemed fine at 1/60s (tested with an oscilloscope). The rest of the camera was in very good condition. Viewfinder was clean and focusing smooth. I'll perform further checks while taking appart.