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A good set of tools may get that old camera snapping and clicking, but how does one know if its truly working CORRECTLY?
Granted, getting the knobs and levers to move is the first step. However, the job isnt over until a well exposed photo is taken of the fat lady singing!
Basic functions that should be tested are:
The basic test equipment one needs to check these functions are:
Most of these test devices are described in Tomosys first two books or in Romneys "Revised Basic Training". What Ive described here is my two-cents on the subject. Having any, or all, these books on your reference shelf is a good idea. Also factory service manuals can be very informative. But dont expect step-by-step instructions from a factory manual. Or any manual for that matter. Usually you can consider yourself lucky if even the factory manual has good exploded views and a list of specs.