I bought this camera a few months ago from Goodwill and it has sat on my shelf since then; mostly due to the fact that the focusing ring appeared to be seized. I kept picking it up and considering whether to try to take it apart and see what was wrong but each time ended up just putting it back on the shelf.
Then one day whilst pondering this camera I was thinking of ways to try to get the lens to move by applying the right pressure – I considered pliers (with rubber over the tips) and other means of gripping the front of the lens. I picked up a small rubber disk that was somehow conveniently on my desk at the time and with it in the palm of my hand pushed the front of the lens into it and tried to twist – it moved! I tried again and moved it more; after a couple of minutes I had managed to release it enough to be able to focus fairly easily. Now I had no excuses, it was time to try it out. Continue reading “Cameras: Kodak 35 ‘special’”