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11-30-2021, 12:42 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Has anyone read the "Camera Repair Course" at learncamerarepair.com?

After various Google searches for different things over the last few years, I've occasionally clicked on links to learncamerarepair.com - but only tonight have I discovered they have a complete self-study "Camera Repair Course" available for free download. It's a full reproduction (with permission) of the 1978 National Camera "Photo Equipment Technician" course, and covers all manner of testing, diagnosis, disassembly and repair subjects for various shutter types, manual and automatic film transport systems, viewfinding systems, focusing and rangefinding systems.

Obviously it's dated, but a lot of the equipment I'm interested in is vintage, and this seems like a fantastic resource if time is taken to study it fully. I'm wondering if anyone has done so, and whether you felt it was comprehensive enough to teach repair skills without a dedicated tutor (though with practice, of course)...


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and they have number of useful Service Manuals!
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thanks for this - will definitely be taking a look through!
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I have taken advantage of several of their resources. It is a very cool site!


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I just downloaded all 17 PDF lesson texts and study procedures, so I have them in the unlikely event the site is ever down or goes permanently offline
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Hello,

I downloaded it months ago but haven't got a chance to get past the first page...

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I downloaded it months ago but haven't got a chance to get past the first page...
I'm not sure you need to, Ismael... You could probably add to it

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more reading, thanks for that
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I looked through it, but haven't read it in detail. Great resources.
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I downloaded it months ago but haven't got a chance to get past the first page...
But the exam is tomorrow.

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