Hi! I fiddle with cameras. For a long time I have felt the need to somewhat document what I am really doing. Not least for my own memory…

I shoot both digital and film. Both colour and black-and-white.  I enjoy old folder cameras as well and like the mechanical aspects of them too. I develop in the kitchen sink.

Am also on twitter as #jabcam now and then.

8 Responses to About

  1. Marie says:


    Mycket fina fotografier!!!



  2. Paul says:

    Great blog 🙂

  3. ruben neirynck says:

    Hi! So today I aquired a konica hexar AF. I knew it wasn’t working but hoped it was just a small problem, seems its much worse than I thought.
    got to the bottom part of the camera, where the two capacitors are, and yes, they have corrosion on their underside.

    Really don’t know anything about electronics, but do like to open up things. I really would like to fix this camera, do you think it would be possible that your fix could be working for me?
    I have dificulty folding the botom PCB so i can reach the underside of the capacitors… how did you manage that?

    greetings from Belgium!

    • jabcam says:

      Hi Ruben. I have only limited experience of mending a Hexar but a background in electronics so I see it as an electrical problem. I followed the tracks of the PCB and there were several points where one could jumper the existing tracks from the caps. It is a bit fiddly but doable, and, I think, worth a try. You need a fine tip on that solder iron:)

      If you have no electronics in the baggage then I suggest you find one that has. It is easy to break things or worse make shorts.

      To bend the PCB I had to remove several small screws that kept the PCB in place.

      Keep us updated!

  4. Ruben Neirynck says:

    Hi! I’m back!! I bought a second hexar af a long time ago, just a little after you fixed my first one. I bought it from someone who already opened it but did a bad job on that and i managed to fix it. Sadly it had a bad working shutter button.
    Now today I wanted to try again on getting the shutter button working again, but what appeared? No more life in the camera. It’s completely dead now.
    So I was wondering if you would have some time to take a look on it and I can send it to you once again.
    Please let me know!

    lots of thanks in advance!

    ps: The one you fixed is still working like new (just had to open it again 2 weeks ago because the shutter button was acting up)

    best greetings,

  5. jabcam says:

    Hi Ruben! I am glad to hear the Hexar is working as it should!

    About the second one of course you can send it to me and I’ll have a vada of it. You have my address since last time?

  6. Kostas MAROUDIS says:

    Hello. Great blog. Thank you very much for all this help repairing and updating. I’m unfortunately in the same situation with a Hexar AF that doesn’t power up. I’m not (obviously) very familiar with electronics but I will be more than happy to find a way to repair it. Can you help? I appreciate your answer! Best ! Kostas

  7. Lee 19 says:

    I have the same problem with my black Hexar AF too. Are you able to help? Let me know at leewaileong19 yahoo com.

    Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s