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    Fujica st801

    Hi all, I've recently purchased one of these and there is one issue I have with it and that is the mirror dampening foam is deteriorating and needs replacement. Can anyone give me a rough estimate on the price of repair or if indeed it is possible. the seller assures me it's an easy fix but I have never attempted such a task and am unsure if it is actually financially viable?
    Any help gratefully received.

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    It is not difficult. I have done several of my cameras. This website is very helpful. Cost for a seal kit is about ten dollars. Takes an hour or so.

    http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/seal/Fujica_ST701.pdf

    This is for a 701 but there is little difference in the procedure.

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    Many thanks Sir.

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    Check with Jon Goodman too. He's on this site. I've gotten a few of his foam kits. Great kits. Great guy.
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    As I recall, Jon Goodman has a kit for the ST605, but the ST's are all the same regarding seals, so it will work fine. The kits are not expensive and are the same quality as original.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    mouse mat craft knife scissors double sided pressure sensitive tape may all be to your hand...

    Normal SLRs also had foam light seals for the back door cept a few like the Nikon F2, Exakta IIa,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post

    Normal SLRs also had foam light seals for the back door cept a few like the Nikon F2, Exakta IIa,...
    Also, the 'horrible' Zenit E has neither foam nor light leaks. Wonder how they did it and why others could not also? - David Lyga

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    The Nikon F2, CanonP, Canon VI, don't have foam seals.

    The Exakta IIa has black string instead.



 

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