• I recently bought a camera as parts, and it came with a Tokina SD 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens. This lens was in a bit of a state, and I already have a Canon 35-70mm FD mount zoom, but I felt like I had to at least try to repair it on principle, you know? The optics […]

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  • During a trip to Canberra, I dropped in to the Canberra Photographic Market and picked up a Ricoh 500G from a parts bin for $10. The camera was reportedly in “probably fine” condition, but was half way through a light seal repair. I finished cleaning it up (using lens cleaning fluid – not optimal, but […]

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  • I thought I’d make my first post about some work done on my favourite camera: my dad’s old Canon FT QL. This fully mechanical SLR was built from 1966-72. It has through-the-lens metering (the only electrical function) and a nifty Quick Load system for film insertion (honestly not sure why it’s not ubiquitous in later […]

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  • This blog is going to detail my adventures with cameras. I have a few interests in photography: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hartacus/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55709181@N07/ Thanks for reading!

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Welcome to Light Matters, a blog about cameras and photography.

I am Iain Hart, an amateur photographer based in Sydney. I enjoy using cameras, collecting cameras, repairing cameras, and everything about these marvels of artistic and mechanical engineering.

This blog is about fixing the cameras that join my collection, and also about my journey through life as a photographer.

Thanks for reading! And while you’re here, take a look though the Gallery to see some of my photos. You can even buy a print if you see something you like or you want to support my camera habit.


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