I have an old SLR camera, Canon T70. A very old model but still functions well. My problem is about its back cover known as Command back. The LCD is broken. Not even at canon service center can i get relief for the repair. Where can i find a new or second hand unit of the command back. My regards. email@example.com
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You haven't stated the exact model, but some SLR's have horizontally operating shutters and others use a vertically operating shutter. What you've described is a fault with a vertical shutter.
It's not a DIY fix, but regardless of your Minolta model it's not cost effective to get a professional repair. The fault is either a failed shutter assembly which must be replaced (will be either difficult or impossible to obtain a complete spare, but as most verticals were made by Seiko it's sometimes possible to adapt one intended for another make/model) or your fault will be due to dried-out, gummed up, lubricant films which need to be cleaned of and replaced (a CLA service = Clean, Lubricate, Adjust).
Given that many film SLR's and most other film cameras are now virtually worthless, it may not seem sensible to invest in a CLA. But a freshly serviced model should be good for many more years of service providing nothing breaks or wears out. By contrast, digital models cost hundreds/thousands of dollars and very few are still in working order after six years.
You may be better off to source a known functional SLR (I've had plenty from FreeCycle/Freegle) and then have that CLA'd instead.
If the pictures are white then the negatives will be black and that means your shutter is stuck in the open position.
If the negatives are clear then the shutter hasn't opened at all.
Either way you have a faulty shutter, but as the repair costs far more than the camera is worth and as the camera is a long way past it's 5 year design life the best solution is consign yours to the spares bin and get another.
35mm Canon triple digit (Europe) or Rebel (USA) are ten a penny and can usually be obtained for free on FreeCycle or Freegle. They are utterly worthless as used models, so if you must pay for one then don't pay more than around £10 even if perfect for a body only unless you can thoroughly examine it before purchase in which case it's worth up to £20. In the USA those prices will be even lower.
Montgomery Ward branded lenses were rebadged Cosina lenses supplied by Sears. As such they are virtually unknown outside of North America (and almost forgotten in their home market).
Cosina were a well known budget lens manufacturer and supplied their products with mountings for most major brands including Minolta.
Your lens can certainly fit your camera with a suitable adapter but how functional and useful it is depends upon what mount the lens already has. Due to different body depths used by competing SLR brands it will either work reasonably well or will be unable to achieve infinity focus. Canon SLR bodies were the shallowest and could accept adapters without difficulty for all other 35mm SLR brands but conversely this meant that Canon lenses with adapters could not achieve infinity on other makes. Olympus were in completely the opposite situation as they had the deepest bodies. Minolta were somewhere between the two extremes.
There were plenty of lenses for all of the major brands and an excellent supply of third party suppliers such as Cosina, as a result there was rarely any need to fit brand A to brand B and adapters were rarely produced and were generally expensive.
Minolta were one of the first manufacturers to change their mounting to an autofocus system in the 1980's so any adapters which were available have long ceased to be available and would even be difficult to find at used camera fairs.
You would be far better to look at the mounting ring of your Monty to see if there is an indication of which bayonet mount it has: K=Pentax, N/Ni=Nikon, Om=Olympus, C/Ca=Canon, CY= Contax/Yashica, MD=Minolta. There are plenty of others but these are the most common bayonet mounts, if you cannot identify the mount try taking the lens to an older hand at a traditional camera shop to ask if they recognise it. Using this information you can then sell your lens and use the funds to buy one which fits properly.
Montgomery Ward are virtually unknown to most 35mm SLR users so it's near impossible to sell and even then will be near worthless, but if you mention that it's a rebadged Cosina you increase the chances of a sale as folks will know what they're buying. Cosinas do not fetch much but at least they will attract buyers. The exception to all this is if the Monty has an X mount: this would mean it's a Fujica mount and Fujica owners were always starved of lens options. As a result X mount lenses will often fetch prices well in excess of double what would usually be achieved, particularly if there are competing buyers and if it's a particularly desirable focal length lens.
Although the Monty won't fetch much, you can also expect to pay peanuts for a replacement unless it's a genuine Minolta model and in any case will very likely have spent less than you would were you to actually find the correct adapter on sale.
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I am not familiar with Nikons; however, Minolta and Canon SLR film camera's film compartments are opened by lifting up on the film rewind mechanism on the top left side of the camera.
If the Nikons are designed like Minolta and Canon, there will be a small tab to push in at the bottom of the camera. This releases the film and allows it to be rewound. At the top left will be a small rewind lever that is used to do the rewind. The part of the camera that the rewind lever is attached to is pulled up to open the back of the camera.
No. I'm assuming that you mean the Canon t50: these were the last Canon SLRs to use the FD mount and you cannot fit them to later models without adapters. Even with adapters they will not focus to infinity on most other SLR bodies and other functions may not work correctly (if at all).
If it is an SLR, there is a recessed button on the bottom of the camera that you push, then you flip the little handle out of the supply rear on top and crank clockwise, after the film is rewound and the real spins real easy, lift the supply real with the little handle and the back will pop open.