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07-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Just got my film back

I took 1 roll with my ME Super. The other roll I took with my Spotmatic F. No masterpieces here but both rolls were exposed properly meaning the light seals are good and the meters still work. I was happy.

07-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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I remember putting my first roll through a second hand ME that I bought.
Its light seals are almost all gone and the mirror is scratched.
The photos came out fine.
After every shot, I put it back in the bag to minimise the length of time that it would be exposed to the light.
I'll get it repaired eventually, but glad it works.

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Good News, Seventy,

I was kindly given a non working ME Super by a PF member HockeyDad.
I was able to fix it partially by just accessing the actuation mech under the bottom plate correcting a hang up, and cleaning with solvent.
I ran a roll and it is working fine. I will put a phot up some time.
The light seals and mirror damper are deteriorated.
Other problem is that I think there is dry lubrication higher in the body that occasionally causes the shutter not to fire, especially when cold.
To access that requires removing the top controls and I don't have the tools or the eyesight or steady hands any longer * so I am wondering if i should get it repaired.

(* moving to medium format where the nuts and bolts and negatives are of a proper size to tinker with!)
07-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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A good idea

I should check my mirror damping especially on the Spotmatic F. The mirror flop seems pretty loud.
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Mirror dampers, and foam seals are an easy DYI fix.... Jon Goodman is the one I prefe to buy stuff from, and IIRC stevebrot has the latest contac tinfo

Instructions are easy to find at kyphoto

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