Super Ikonta view finder and glasses. What to do?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by N O Mennescio, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. N O Mennescio

    N O Mennescio Member

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    Hi
    I just picked up a Super Ikonta III, my first folder. But I have a problem. I wear glasses and the metal ring around the viewfinder scratches my glasses (plastic lenses). I've put a rubber o-ring on it and that helps but before i glue it there permanently I would like to know if any of you has the same problem and how you solved it? I suppose there was a soft eye piece attached to the viewfinder originaly since it's threded. Is there an replacement? What should i look for?
    Grateful for any suggestions
     
  2. elekm

    elekm Member

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    There is a small black cover that threads to the outside. I don't believe it was standard equipment, and the ones that I have came from other cameras.

    I think your plan for the "O" ring sounds like a good one.
     
  3. Andrew K

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    I'm going to use your idea for an O ring....I think it will work better than the self adhesive felt I've cut down to stop my glasses from being scratched...
     
  4. ntenny

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    I found some cheap adhesive-leatherette rings for this problem---unfortunately I no longer remember where I got them. The O-ring seems like an equally good solution, though.

    -NT