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    Super Ikonta view finder and glasses. What to do?

    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
    N O Mennescio
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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.

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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...
    A camera is only a black box with a hole in it....

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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
    Nathan Tenny
    San Diego, CA, USA

    The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
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