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Contax G2 Light Seal Placement Guide

Contax G2 Light Seal Placement Guide

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Contax G2 Light Seal Placement Guide
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You are installing Contax kit for the G2 film cameras.

This 5-piece light seal kit includes,

Bottom back cover channel seal – 1 x 2mm
Upper back cover channel seal – 1 x 2mm
Door hinge seal back cover – 1 x 2mm
Latch Plate Seal back cover – 1 x 2mm
Film Reminder Window Seal – 1 x 3mm

Some interesting points I noticed when installing this Contax kit.

  • Using an adhesive delay makes it much easier to accurately place all seals, especially with this “stepped” type of door channels.
  • You need to install the hinge seal before installing the lower/upper channel seals.
  • Start the lower or upper channel seal in the “stepped” part of the channel first and work towards the hinge end. Then finish the placement towards the latch end. Do the same for the other channel seal.

Note for the purist. The original channel seals used by the factory were “stepped” cut of non-adhesive foam. The remaining seals used foam with the adhesive applied. If you are interested in non-adhesive channel seals I can make those available, send me an email.


Contax G2 Light SealsThe most important and time consuming work is removing the old seals. Focus on clean, clean, clean. Clean the old residue from the door channels, mirror cushion area, door hinge area and anywhere else you are replacing the seals. The finest adhesive in the world will not adhere to that sticky, gooey residue that was once a quality light seal. Proper installation will give you thousands of light tight exposures.

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