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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Many thanks, Louis! Will send you a message.

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    My camera comes with a front metal frame, see the picture below. What is this metal frame for exactly?
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    How do you repair pinholes (donít want to buy a new bellows)? I bought some vintage tape and plan to tape every corner on the bellows. I am not certain it is a good idea. See pictures below. Thanks!

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    For the bellows I'd use 3M #850 polyester film tape. Available in red.It's thin - 0.05mm and won't affect compressed bellow volume.

    https://www.photrio.com/forum/thread...ng-tape.66517/
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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Agree, please do not use Vintage Tape of any kind

    The bane of old camera users' is 'Black Photography Tape'

    Which is really nasty to remove from anything
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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Purchased this tape from Amazon. Thanks!
    3M 850 1in X 5yd Red Polyester Film Tape (1 roll) https://a.co/d/gxe4cd4


    Quote Originally Posted by Vaidotas View Post
    For the bellows I'd use 3M #850 polyester film tape. Available in red.It's thin - 0.05mm and won't affect compressed bellow volume.

    https://www.photrio.com/forum/thread...ng-tape.66517/

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    It is true. Vintage tape left a lot of nasty residues in old gears.

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    Agree, please do not use Vintage Tape of any kind
    Thanks! It is true. There are many nasty tape residues in old camera gears, lenses, cameras and tripods.


    The bane of old camera users' is 'Black Photography Tape'

    Which is really nasty to remove from anything

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by diversey View Post
    My camera comes with a front metal frame, see the picture below. What is this metal frame for exactly?
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    How do you repair pinholes (don’t want to buy a new bellows)? I bought some vintage tape and plan to tape every corner on the bellows. I am not certain it is a good idea. See pictures below. Thanks!

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    The metal frame was most likely a support for vignetters or other modifiers.

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    I used black acrylic paint inside the bellows to block the pinholes. Takes a long time to dry.

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Unless your pinholes are severe and/or you cannot use the camera in a dimly lit room, just throw your darkcloth over the bellows during exposure.

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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Good suggestion! Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    I used black acrylic paint inside the bellows to block the pinholes. Takes a long time to dry.

    Jon

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