Mike's Minolta SRT Parts Page
Sources for commonly needed parts varies a great deal, from home made replacements
to you local department store, to specialized mail order houses and most
importantly, old, broken, parts cameras.
- Jon Goodman sells foam kits on ebay under the seller name "interslice".
These kits have received good reviews on the Yahoo group, camera-repair.
Jon has also been good enough to provide instructions of resealing
a Minolta SRT, which I have placed on my SRT repairs page.
- Get self adhesive camera foam in 1, 2 or 3mm thickness from micro-tools
(see "For more information" page).
- For an alternative source camera back foam, you can go to
a nearby department or craft store and and try to find a product from
Darice called Foamies. It will most likely be in the craft department.
Get the black colored version. The version I found was 2mm thick and
was easily cut to size. I used a paper cutter to get nice straight cuts,
but scissors or a hobby knife will work as well. You can use ordinary
contact cement to glue into the camera, if you can't find the self
adhesive variety, though there may be better adhesives available. I often
see that Pliobond is recommended for this application.
- I have also used pieces cut from foam weather stripping from
a local hardware store to replace mirror foam.
Some Simple Part's Can be Fabricated
- Think about the part you need and if a part from your scrap box
can be filed, sawed or otherwise shaped into the part you need. For
instance soft nails of the right size can easily be made into rivets.
Small External Parts
- You might try Morgantown Camera and Video repair for basic external
part replacement. See links page.
- There is a plentiful supply of old cameras and lenses out there.
You should be able to find a broken camera on ebay for less than $25.00.
You might even find that the $25 parts or repair camera is a bargain
and actually in better shape than the one you were trying to find the