Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by John Farrell, Jan 28, 2019.
I've been shooting with.....
"I really should have put new door seals"
Yes, it would appear so, John!
I must admit that, once or twice, I've tried to get away without renewing light seals - when they were self-evidently a bit knackered - and I paid the all-too-predictable price. Daft really - especially since it's (usually) so easy to do.
The seals on this camera are shot - a sticky mess. The camera wasn't going when I acquired it - I had to pull the mirror box to lube various pivots, and dismantle the wind mechanism and oil that.
If there is not time to renew the seas put black tape on the outside over the joins before winding the first frame on and remove it after winding the film back into the cassette. I use that regularly if I am testing one of my old cameras.
Shame you weren't shooting colour print film; I've always rather liked the colour explosions you can get from light leaks.
The S1a is a rather nice camera, well worth the trouble you've been to, and the seal replacement.
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