Maintenance Report

Easy-to-understand names for film cameras



at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

This time, it’s easy for everyone to understand

I will write about the names of each part of a film camera.

This time it is an SLR camera body

Minolta SR-1 + MC ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.7

(I will refer to this SLR camera that is for sale)

Click here for the URL of this sales site

(I’ll write about the lens in the next issue)

Names of typical functions


The part that holds the camera body

Self-timer lever

After a certain amount of time, when the lever is down, the

Lever for the function of moving the shutter


Fittings for strap threading

Lens detachable button

Buttons for mounting and dismounting the lens


Window to see and check what is to be photographed

Film sensitivity check section

The section for noting the ISO sensitivity of the film to be used

Shutter button

Button to take a picture

Winding lever

Lever to press the shutter release button and

advance the film to the next step

Shutter dial

The part that sets the shutter speed

Film Counters

The part that displays the number of times the film has been used

Film rewinding crank

Crank lever to rewind film

Film chamber open/close lever

Lever for opening and closing the film chamber to install film
(This lever is also used for the film rewind crank.)

Accessory shoe

Pedestal for mounting a strobe

Film rewind button

Button to press when rewinding the film

Screw hole for tripod mounting

Screw holes for mounting the camera on a tripod

(*This camera does not have an exposure meter)

I have tried to explain the above in the clearest possible terms

Camera terminology is quite difficult to understand in

many parts of the world

It’s also easy to understand

To get everyone interested in film cameras

I hope you will be pleased with my work!

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Writer Takashi Okumura