1) Clean the aperture. Suggested methods:
a) Pull the aperture plate and clean with proper solvent.
b) Remove the lens and blow air through the lens port with blower bulb.
c) Sight through the lens (possible with a lens 40mm or longer).
d) Remove hairs and dust from the gate with an orange-wood stick.
2) Warm up the camera:
a) Rim the camera for several minutes without film.
b) In cold situations, run the camera for the amount of time it would take to run one full magazine through the camera at standard speed.
3) Load proper film stock in magazines.
4) Prepare slate and camera reports.
Was this article helpful?