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    Win Some Lose Som

    Bought a Minolta XG1 a few weeks ago and just got the first film back,sod it its got a light leak,oh well it was only £11 and came with a Tamron 35-70 so must not moan to much
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    A new seal kit is very cheap so get to it.

    There's a few Bustles and Stairways in my photo's, and ringing in my eardrums

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    Cliffy,

    That's a bustle in your hedgerow ???

    I Thought You Were Just Happy To See Me !

    Good grab on the XG, and the lens. Enjoy !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    A new seal kit is very cheap so get to it.

    There's a few Bustles and Stairways in my photo's, and ringing in my eardrums

    Ian
    Any idea where I could get one from Ian
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    Hello Cliffy,
    A seller whose eBay name is interslice sells excellent custom light-seal kits at a very fair price, under $10 US. His actual name is Jon Goodman. I recommend him highly. His kits come with excellent instructions and he is open to questions by email. Here's a link to his current listings:
    http://shop.ebay.ca/interslice/m.htm..._sop=12&_rdc=1

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    Temporarily, there's always the approach I believe Leica used, some black yarn in the channel, should at least let you use the camera until you get the seal kit.

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    Or Black Electric tape

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    For £11 if that's all that's wrong with it is the light seals need replacing your very lucky.
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    Duct Tape is not the End All

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Or Black Electric tape
    That may work, but don't use Duct Tape...from recent experience the glue residue is nasty to remove and lighter fluid dulled the skin when applying.
    yikes.

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    Just get some new seals. FYI, instead of scraping the old seals out, in most Minoltas you can dig under the end of the seal and find the adhesive strip. If you can find the end of it you can usually just peel the whole seal right out in a very clean fashion. This goes for the rear channel seals as well as the door seals and the mirror bumper as well! It takes only minutes to replace seals on a Minolta if this applies to your camera. Good luck!



 

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