Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fixing an Asahi Pentax S3 with a sticky shutter and curtain

So we found this 60's camera hiding around with old things. I found that it had a problem with slower shutter speeds, the shutter and the curtain gets stuck. By googling, I found out that it actually was a common problem. Most pages point to oil drying out. I didn't think sending this out for a fix was worth it, so I decided to fix it myself, following my "it's broken anyway" philosophy.

Warning: You could permanently damage your camera, and it will cost more to repair your attempted repair. Also, the very small parts inside the camera can seriously injure you, specially your eyes. Do this at your own risk, I will not be responsible for whatever happens to you or your camera.

Just remove the plates on the bottom and the front. Lightly put oil on the parts highlighted with orange below.



Once greased, fire the shutter a few times to spread the oil. You can also try adding more oil on the gears. Just estimate how much oil it needs. I put oil on almost everything :P. BE CAREFUL WITH THE AMOUNT OF OIL YOU PUT. It will go everywhere - the curtain, the viewfinder, it'll even be all over the body, greasing your hands when you use it.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Epic Tea Time with Alam Rickman

See Alan Rickman (Snape from Harry Potter) have tea in slow motion in Inception sound track. also see him get an irrational outburst afterwards.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

After Aperture - Portal 2 Short

A short, inspired by another fan made material, Chell in The Rain, shows Chell outside of Aperture enjoying the rain for the first time. As I've said before, a cool Portal video comes out every once in a while.

The short was made by Zachariah Scott (Ronaldthecock) using the Source Filmmaker, a movie-making tool from Valve, released last July.

Genesis 8:7-12 and The Philippines

The bible verse Genesis 8:7-12. People are clamoring about how it's 8/7/12 today, the inclement weather in the Philippines, and the contents of Genesis 8:7-12 being about Noah's Ark.

Frankly, it's just a coincidence. The contents of the verse isn't even about the disaster - it's about floods receding and a dove appearing.

If you don't know yet, Manila experienced 472mm of rain in 22 hours without a typhoon. The previous record was during the typhoon Ondoy in 2009. (source)

Give help to the Philippines - you can donate via Red Cross, you can also drop new/old articles of clothing, food, etc. at the following relief points.

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