Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,483   Posts: 1,571,224   Online: 1126
      
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    David Lyga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,306
    Yes, the yarn fits neatly in a channel like the ones that the ridges of the back door of 35mm SLRs fall into. For the foam that the mirror hits buy some thin self-stick weatherstripping. It works great. - David Lyga

  2. #12
    Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    France
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,209
    Blog Entries
    22
    Images
    137
    Thanks for the idea of yarn. If it was for the light trap, I'd use this (and will if it becomes necessary).

    In this case, it's the mirror bump that's faulty so foam makes more sense.

    BTW : any ideas on how to remove this goo from the ground glass ? It's a plain matte one and I'm afraid it could easily be damaged.
    Laurent

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast (Oscar Wilde)

    My APUG Blog

  3. #13
    Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    France
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,209
    Blog Entries
    22
    Images
    137
    I finally got a foam kit from Camera Solution, and changed the foams tonight.

    I took the opportunity to clean the mirror, screen and prism with "absolute alcohol" (not sure of the translation, it's 100% alcohol). I was a bit nervous about the screen, but I have another one and this one was too dirty for my taste.

    The viewfinder is now bright and clear, and there isn't any goo left... I'm quite happy of the way I spent my evening (I also repaired a right for the wife, which is always good for atmosphere ;-) )
    Laurent

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast (Oscar Wilde)

    My APUG Blog

  4. #14
    Eugen Mezei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    95
    Don't clean plastic matte screens with alcohol. It can get milky.

  5. #15
    Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    France
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,209
    Blog Entries
    22
    Images
    137
    I didn't know, so I did it... It's OK (but I can see a few lines similar to scratch lines in the VF on some backgrounds
    Laurent

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast (Oscar Wilde)

    My APUG Blog

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,570
    Laurent, as an FYI I've given up on foam. I'm using black wool for lightseals. and felt for mirror buffers. Lasts forever, never turns to goo. I got the idea from a Russian camera.

  7. #17
    Jon Goodman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    655
    FYI, CameraSolution is connected to me. The only seller in the world who is, actually. Stefan Ihrke and I have been friends for many years and he sells my foam over there (as I sell his camera leather kits here). If you're in Europe or find it easier to deal with somebody in Germany, Stefan is the right choice. If you want to talk to me about light sealing problems, please send a PM. I have kits for over 200 models of cameras, and I'm happy to help you with odd requests also. The foam we sell has been proven not to go gooey for over 50 years. Since 1958, it is the best foam for camera use I've ever seen with no exceptions.
    Jon

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin