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Monilta 7000i I have a used Monilta 7000i that was giving to me, The focusing screen looks like the is fungus or dirt on the inside. The Camera appears to function otherwise I already own a 7000i so tried my lens on the camera and took some pictures theh pictures are fine no blemishes Is there a way that I can clean the focusing Screen I have a Minolta 9000 and know with it I can remove and change the screen for different styles I have never seen screens available for the 7000i If it can be cleaned can it be done at home or should I send it to a camera shop Thanks Ron

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send it to a camera shop,the fungus may have spread to the flex circuit under the top cover. there are no new parts for this model so finding a camera repair shop to clean it may take a few tries.
get an estimate first.

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Line appears in the screen after photo

If there is the line appearing in the saved/download picture then it can be relative of the following:1. check the lens for dirt or speck of dust that can impose a shadow.2. Possible fault in the optical sensor- the CCD.3.The battery bulge must be checked and if there is lower voltage then it must be replaced but is not related to the fault.4.Fungus within cannot be ruled out and should be checked out and cleaned only if you are equipped to remove the lens assembly.

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How to avoid fungus on Digital Camera Lens?

The dreaded fungus is something that bothers every photographer. I have suffered from it before, and every coming rain gives me constant worries of possibilities of fungus growing somewhere inside my lenses. I am more vulnerable to fungus than most people because I don't think much about taking out the camera to get some good shots even if it has been raining a bit, and have often got plenty of rain drops on the camera and the lens therefore.

Where does fungus comefrom?
  • Fungus spores are everywhere and germinate under suitable environmental conditions:
  • Relative humidity of at least 70% (more than 3 days)
  • No or little airflow
  • Darkness
  • Nutrients (textile lint, traces of grease, varnish, dust and dirt)
  • Temperatures between 10 and 35°C
How can fungus be avoided?
  1. Silica Gel. This seems to be the easiest and common way to avoid fungus, but I haven't had much success with it either.
  2. . Store the lenses in an airtight container. Again, you may need to put a few Silica Gels in the container. Putting too many of Silica Gel is known to dry out the lubricants in the lens, so you need to use your discretion with quantity of the Silica Gel.
  3. . A popular idea is to install a low wattage tungsten bulb in the closet where you keep the lens. This will keep the place warm and dry, preventing the fungus. This is known to work.
  4. . Store the lens in transparent container. Fungus is known to fear light and love darkness. Also make sure that the lenses are not stored in leather bags, as leather can easily attract fungus.
  5. And finally, of course, the best way to prevent fungus is to get out and shoot more often.
  6. After the work is done, immediately clean the instruments. If possible, you can use a fan or blower to facilitate evaporation of surface moisture.

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Hello my question is about what I think is a mirror issue on my n75 Nikon camera. When I look through the viewfinder the picture appears fuzzy. I looked closely at the lens and it does not look like it...

First off, with no lens attached, it will always be fuzzy, there is nothing to focus the light. Second, if you're looking at the mirror, you should be able to tell if it's dirty - if it is, glass cleaner and a soft rag are all that are required.

I'd suspect however that neither are your issue. Either your focusing screen is out of place or damaged, or your camera's diopter correction (if it has it) has been moved, Look for a small dial right next to your viewfinder with a +/- on it, and with the lens attached, and focused, turn the dial until everything is in focus. If your camera has this dial, it'll be usually on the right side of the viewfinder window.

If it does not have it you'll need to seek a repair shop to check your focusing screen since the mirror is 99% not going to be the cause of your problem. If there are no shops locally, google KEH Camera. It'll run you $35 for an estimate, waived if you decide to have any needed repairs done.

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Camera on XDA trion focusses correctly for neat focus, but shows a blurred screen for distant focus. When originally switched on to the camera and '1x' focus appears by default, a blurred green...

Most likely you have activated the Macro function. Usually this function is illustrated by a flower icon. This function is used to shoot from very small distances. Deactivate the macro function.

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When I look through it, all I see is a fuzzy picture, like there is dirt or moisture on the lense. Is this a problem with the lense? I didn't drop it or spill anything on it. When I removed the lense cap...

Hello. From what you describe, there are several issues that *might* be occurring. First, the battery used in your camera did just what it was supposed to do--die quickly. Cameras need *steady*, proper power to perform correctly all the time. If the battery died slowly, it would drive the metering system (and any other power-dependent item) crazy due to improper current/voltage output. Yes, it's THAT important--the reason why you use silver-oxide or other such pricey batteries!! And change dem suckers EVERY year, too!!lol
Next, remove the lens and carefully inspect it using a bright table lamp. You are looking for signs of moisture (foggy or droplets). Also, and every bit as damaging is FUNGUS! Do you keep your equipment in that nice, cool, dark, closet or camera bag all the time? Prime fungus breeding environment. It grows on the INSIDE of the lens, on the glass surfaces and, if not removed in a timely manner, can etch the surface of the glass, ruining it. It can cause a cloudy appearance. But, so can our old. fiendish friend, OIL! The lubricants used to make that precision helicoid barrel(your lens focusing tube) slide so nicely is a nasty enemy when left sitting for long periods--or heated--like being left in a car on a hot day. It vaporizes over time, clouding up optics and far worse, gumming up the delicate, metal, diaphragm blades in the center of the the lens.(they give you your apertures--f-stops) Move the lever at the back of the lens to check the blade movement--it should be a quick, smart action with no laziness as the blades move--you need to set the lens to its max f-stop to see the blades move fully.
If the lens is not the problem, it could easily be the same fungus problem on the penta-prism(an actual precision, five-sided prism which directs your vision from the back of the camera down onto the reflex mirror inside the front.) in the top of the camera or even on the delicate focusing screens. Obviously, make sure there aren't smudged finger-prints on any surfaces--I've repaired cameras that looked like the owner held the thing by the lens glass and eyepiece. And don't forget to check the rear lens element for dirt. NOTICE OF CAUTION HERE: If the MIRROR is the foggy culprit, don't attempt to clean it--its sitting position, angle, and surface are CRITICAL. If you bend, scratch, mar, push, pull, tweak, etc that little glass wonder--its OVER! If the problem is discovered to be any type of internal, send the unit in to a competent repair facility. I know I've been lengthy---Hope I helped you!---Rick

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I have a Maxxum 7000i 35mm camera and in the display there is the word Help flashing what does this mean This happend after i tried a differnt lens, the lens opened than closed The lens that i tried was a...

Konica lenses do not fit Minolta cameras. I think you messed something up.

Minolta MC and MD lenses worked on the older manual focus Minolta bodies. They will also work on the Phoenix and Seagull clones of the old Minolta bodies.

The Konica lens should only ever be mounted on a Konica camera.

Your 7000i is now a Minolta paperweight. You need to send your 7000i for repair or replace it.

You could also look on Ebay for another Maxxum body to use your lenses designed for the Minolta A mount. As a rule, camera lenses are not interchangeable. You can use any Maxxum lens on any Maxxum body as a rule, but Minolta changed their flash shoe after the original 7000 series. Flashes that work with your 7000i will work with any subsequent Maxxum.

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Lens fungus is really common and it's not cost effective to repair. Even if the fungus is removed then the multicoatings are permanently damaged.

The good news is that until the fungus becomes pretty severe the image quality doesn't suffer much as most photos use the lens stopped down to some extent and this means that if the centre of the lens is clear then there's nothing to block the light paths.

Unfortunately it does tend to spread, so keep affected lenses in a separate camera bag to the rest and if you can afford to do so then throw them away and replace your camera bag as it will be loaded with microscopic spores waiting to attack more lenses. Making sure that your camera and lenses are completely dry and free of condensation before storing them until next used will prevent reoccurence.

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Have you changed the settings in the camera? When are you getting this problem? Is it when you try to shoot in low light?Does it appear like the pictures are shaken or is it out of focus? If they are shaken, use a higher ISO to shoot. If it appears out of focus, first check the lens for some smears. Clean the lens with a clean dry cotton cloth.

Check if there is fungus on the lens (this appears like spider's web or crack marks). If there is fungus, or you are still getting pctures blurred, take it to an authorized service center.

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