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01-13-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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Missing lever on MX rewind knob

Hello..

I'm interested in an MX at a local second hand shop. It seems in good condition except that it's missing the flip up lever on the rewind knob.

Can that be easily replaced? Are parts easy to come by?

Other than that it seems in nice condition. It's a black model, yet there isn't much brassing and no dings. And I loved the feel of it!

Thanks for your advice. I'm definitely in the market for a black body MX now if anyone has a clean one to sell. Let me know!

Thanks,

Chris

01-13-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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I think for common parts like the rewind knob you can steal it from other, more common bodies like ME, ME Super, MV. the only problem is maybe the part salvaged from those bodies might not in black color. Or you can just not replace it, and jig up something using a paper clip or other DIY methods, rewind knobs don't get used very often anyways

MX is a beautiful camera, a black one is even more beautiful!
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I didn't look closely at how exactly it attaches. If I were to get one from another body, I wonder if it would be simple to install.

Anyone know?

Thanks
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QuoteOriginally posted by QuixoticTonic Quote
I didn't look closely at how exactly it attaches. If I were to get one from another body, I wonder if it would be simple to install.

Anyone know?

Thanks
These typically unscrew from the top. Open the back of the camera and slip the shaft of a screwdriver between the prongs of the rewind shaft. Twist the top of the rewind knob to remove. The lever is generally held in place with a small leaf spring. If the spring breaks, the lever falls out.

Steve


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01-13-2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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The prolonged part of MX' rewinder knob is slightly shorter than that of a SuperProgram or ME/ME Super' one. You can still put it on, and it works fine, but the top part just doesn't flush to the base when a film is installed. There is a less than 1mm gap between the top knob and the camera shoulder.

Here is one of my MX w/ a knob from a ProgramA (also in black):

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I have a (used but good shape) rewind knob for the MX in stock. I've tried different combinations of knobs on the MX and just don't fit right. The MX knobs are resesed so they fit closer to the body. PM me if you want.
Eric
01-16-2010, 01:41 AM   #7
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Eric-- I'll send you a PM!

To Frank, Steve and SquintyEyes... Thanks for taking the time to respond. You were all very helpful.

I think I'm going to buy the MX!

Cheers,

Chris
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