Rectangle piece keeps falling out when I take lens off.
I was cleaning the inside of my camera, when an opaque rectangle piece fell out. I don't think it is broken, but I'm not sure how to fasten it in. It has tabs on each of the long sides and a small embossed rectange in the center. My camera is a Minolta Maxxium 300si. Is this something I can fix myself, and how??
Re: Rectangle piece keeps falling out when I take lens...
That's the Acute Matte Focusing Screen. They are made to be swappable and easily installed. While I don't know the specifics of your camera (I own a Maxxum 7000), I can assure you it's probably easily fixed, and probably not actually broken. Most likely, it's retainer just let go.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
What you are seeing is the focus spot or indicator and it's etched into the mirror so yes you will see this prominently without a lens and considerably sharper with a lens. The square box would be for the light meter and the round circle is your focus point. Nothing is wrong, in fact you can change the focus point on the camera. There is actually 45 focus points 7 which are in the center you need to be able to see these to know where to aim/point the center of the camera.
first make a small hook on the end of a straightened paper clip. insert the hook and pull up rotating the hook as you pull up. being careful not to bend the spring near the hole. once the back door is opened check the rewind shaft, there should be a beveled edge on the collar of the shaft. rotate the shaft while pushing up. if no beveled edge on the shaft use the paper clip to push the spring out of the way while inserting the shaft. if it still will not return file a bevel on the collar of the shaft. I am assuming there is no film in the camera as the canister will prevent the shaft from falling in.
I suspect your lens is forcing the mirror up when it's mounted on the camera. This would cause a dark viewfinder and as the metering system is also in there then no light means that the camera thinks that it's in total darkness and activates the flash.
Try another lens. If the problem continues then the camera body is broken, if not then it's the lens. Most likely to be the lens though.
Used Minolta lenses are readily available at reasonable cost (or free if you ask on FreeCycle) so unless your lens problem is obvious and easy to fix then just replace it as spares are mainly non-available and labour charges are high. If you want a new lens then Sony retained the same lens mount when they took over Konica Minolta.
I'm unfamiliar with the F80 but on models like the f65 and f75 the viewfinder screen has an lcd overlay and when the battery is exhausted or removed the viewfinder goes dark and blurry.
Looking at a picture of the f80 it looks like it's just an update on my f75 so it strongly suggests that you just need to insert a fresh battery. The lcd does draw power from the battery even with the camera turned off.
I hope that you found my answer useful, once you've tried another battery to confirm what I've suggested I'd appreciate it if you return the favour by rating my answer.
Not sure about melting it........ i would be concerned about removing the special coating on the lens. i managed to ruin a digital camera that was tho it was not an expensive one... it still works but the quality of the pictures just isn't the same. be that as it may... use a very clean lint free cloth and a lite amount of water to polish the lens.... it may just be a clouding on the lens that needs to be removed.