Sticky mirror on leicaflex

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Jeff Bennett, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Jeff Bennett

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    The new leicaflex I just got for free seems to have a sticky mirror. Any tips on how I might fix it? I got 21,35,50 and 135 lenses with it so is like to play with it but it sticks most of the time on slow speeds then if I bump it up to 2000 it immediately unsticking. A cla is $185 but I'm not sure I want to put they into the body when I'm halfway thinking I might just sell off the lenses at some point.
     
  2. cliveh

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    If you have got a new leicaflex with 4 lenses for free, I would have thought the cost of servicing the mirror pales into financial insignificance.
     
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    Does it have a foam mirror buffer? If so it's likely getting gummy/sticky.
     
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    Thing is in the last couple of months I bought a contax g1 with 45 and 90 lenses. I had Mark Hama cla my canonet ql-17 GIII and my Yashica GSN. Had Greg Weber cla my Konica Auto S2 and replace the meter and acquired one or two other cheap cameras like the Anscomark M with three lenses. I need to stop for a while.
     
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    Jeff there is no cure for GAS. Just accept it. Besides the world is counting on you to stimulate the economy so do not disappoint.
     
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    Now I just ordered 3 rolls of 126 film at $16.50 per 24 exposure roll plus shipping. Dohhhh!!!
     
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    You don't need to spend money on that Leicaflex. Keep the lenses, send me the body.:smile:
     
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    it's all junk, send it to me instead. i'll even take those lenses off your hands.
     
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    My heart bleeds for you, all that Leica stuff free, and you won't even shell out the price of a CLA.
     
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    there is no foam mirror bumper in a leicaflex, it is mechanically damped -- CLA is needed.

    But if it costs too much then I join the crowd offering to take that paperweight off your hands ... heck, I'll give you a double sawbuck to sweeten the deal...:D
     
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    ^^^That's like $20.00 if you weren't familiar with the term.
     
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    Obviously the last of the big spenders :smile:
     
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    I'll give $20, and pay for shipping. PM me for my address.:smile:
     
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    absolutely