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    Sticky mirror on leicaflex

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bennett View Post
    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.
    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.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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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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    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.

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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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    It does rather sound like a gummy mirror bumper. Look here: http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/sealreplacement.html

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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...

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