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11-29-2021, 05:02 PM   #8146
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If I remember right this can be cleaned off with the right solvent, but I may be thinking of the Canon EOS 30/33 cameras. I have one of them that is sticky around the grip and I simply put carefully-cut black electrical tape over it rather than mess around with chemicals.
I fixed a joystick that did that with baking soda.
Made it into a paste with a little water and rubbed a bit.
I have no idea why it worked, but it was remarkable.
I'd be resistant to using it on a camera, but if it was unusable otherwise, I would give it a go...

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11-30-2021, 07:35 AM   #8147
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
If I remember right this can be cleaned off with the right solvent, but I may be thinking of the Canon EOS 30/33 cameras. I have one of them that is sticky around the grip and I simply put carefully-cut black electrical tape over it rather than mess around with chemicals.
I used Iso-propyl alcohol to clean the MF-26 back. It take some time but eventually comes pretty clean. This problem happens on allot of the Nikons of that era... from the N50 to the F4.

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A lens so nice, he posted twice!

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A lens so nice, he posted twice!

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Three times actually! Sorry about that, the forum kept timing out and I didn't think I'd posted at all...
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If I remember right this can be cleaned off with the right solvent, but I may be thinking of the Canon EOS 30/33 cameras. I have one of them that is sticky around the grip and I simply put carefully-cut black electrical tape over it rather than mess around with chemicals.
Is the same high-friction easy-to-hold coating that Sigma called "ZEN?" I have a super-8 movie camera from that era that once picked up is difficult to put down.

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Is the same high-friction easy-to-hold coating that Sigma called "ZEN?" I have a super-8 movie camera from that era that once picked up is difficult to put down.
Save on wrist straps.
12-05-2021, 03:21 AM   #8154
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Is the same high-friction easy-to-hold coating that Sigma called "ZEN?" I have a super-8 movie camera from that era that once picked up is difficult to put down.
I've no idea but it seems to be quite common on cameras from the late eighties and early nineties.

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My latest and oldest film Pentax camera purchase. Has now had a CLA and fixed the sticky mirror. Not sure why but this feels rather better than my old and original K1000. It might be because the Spot is a black one and they're inherently better cameras :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjm007 Quote
My latest and oldest film Pentax camera purchase. Has now had a CLA and fixed the sticky mirror. Not sure why but this feels rather better than my old and original K1000. It might be because the Spot is a black one and they're inherently better cameras :-)
Certainly sexier cameras anyway.
12-07-2021, 02:54 AM   #8157
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My latest and oldest film Pentax camera purchase. Has now had a CLA and fixed the sticky mirror. Not sure why but this feels rather better than my old and original K1000. It might be because the Spot is a black one and they're inherently better cameras :-)
Beautiful.

Spotmatics feel much better in the hand and in use than K1000s and indeed any K series other than the K2/DMD, they're more solidly built. The K1000 feels a little hollow, maybe due to the empty space for the various mechanisms not included on that bottom-of-the-line model.
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Beautiful Spotmatic.
But I am the other way around. I grew up with K1000 and prefer K series feel over the Spotmatic. I particularly find the meter switch annoying. I consider the KM/K1000 way of using another photocell as switch brilliant. Never had an issue with battery drain.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rjm007 Quote
My latest and oldest film Pentax camera purchase. Has now had a CLA and fixed the sticky mirror. Not sure why but this feels rather better than my old and original K1000. It might be because the Spot is a black one and they're inherently better cameras :-)
Brings back memories, but mine was the ubiquitous silver. It still strikes me as a prime example of elegant simplicity, nothing more nor less than is required to take good pictures on film. The only thing lacking is a hot shoe. I had several flash brackets and one bulb-using flash that came with a bracket (a Kalart flash designed for 4X5 press cameras). None of the brackets for the flash units they held, bulb or strobe, was faintly like convenient.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ismaelg Quote
I particularly find the meter switch annoying. I consider the KM/K1000 way of using another photocell as switch brilliant.
I didn't think there is a second photocell. Battery drain is simply minimised by fitting the lens cap, and it was a crude way of saving the cost of a switch. Even if there is a switch, like on the Spotmatic, you could leave it on and save tha battery in the same way with a lens cap.
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