It’s an infliction that will affect your Canon SLR at some point. The Canon cough, the sneeze, squeak, what ever you call it it’s a pain in the ass. I don’t really mind my camera sounding like a squirrel at a singing audition but things do slow down and eventually the mirror will probably lock. This is going to happen at a) the wedding that you’ve agreed to shoot as a favor because you’re the only person who doesn’t solely use an I Phone for pictures or b) the alien abduction of your next door neighbor. Whenever it happens it probably wont be the best time.
I bought another pretty tidy looking A-1 last week with the idea of loading colour in one and monochrome in another but it’s got the squeak. I’ve been looking into solutions and today I ordered a syringe and dug out some synthetic oil I had for lubing rotary tattoo machines. Hopefully by next week I’ll have a camera that doesn’t cry in pain at every touch or a shiny doner camera for £35. Either way it cam with a mint 28-70mm Tokina lens which I’ve took a shine to so no major loss.
Once I get the syringe I’ll add a post showing how it’s done, I know there’s plenty of You Tube videos, but I’ll try and be more specific on the location of the mirror brake position. If it all goes Pete Tong I’ll try the WD40 method. This could end in tears.