Yashica FR II focus screen

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  1. kaidemarco

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    Hi, I bought an old yashika FR II for $15 at a yard sale. Its in great condition, but the focus screen is all scratched up. Can I buy any focus screen online and then cut it to size? I cant find the specific one new online. Thanks.


     
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    Rather not. Times of repairing film slrs are over.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The focusing screen on the FRII isn't user-removable. It can be replaced by a technician but requires removal of the top cover and the prism and replacement with a screen from another camera. Fitting a screen from a different camera isn't really a practical alternative and newby camera disassembly attempts usually end up with a shoe box full of camera parts. Paying for a pro to fix it will likely cost lots more than buying another and is usually only done with more expensive cameras nowadays.

    I suggest either living with the scratches (they won't affect the film images) or getting another camera.
     
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    I'd chalk up 15 bucks as tuition in learning how to buy an old camera. Try looking thru the viewfinder next time.
     
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    In any case much more important is, if the automatic exposure system works ok. 40 years old electronics may misbehave.
     
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