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USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Olympus XA3 XA4

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Olympus XA3 XA4

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You are installing a 4 piece kit for the Olympus XA3 and XA4 film camera.

Take all of the seals out of the kit and lay them out on your work area. This kit includes,

2 x 1mm – channel seals, camera body
1 x 2mm – latch seal, back cover
1 x 2mm – hinge seal, back cover

Basic Installation Guidelines

Hinge Seal, back cover. Install this seal hinge side of the camera body, centering it between the top and bottom edge of the door channels with the cut out for the strap oriented properly. Tech Note. The hinge seal on the XA3 and XA4 is installed on the camera body, different from the XA and XA2.

Latch plate channel seal, back cover. Install this seal on the latch end of the back cover, centering it in the channel between the latch and the door edge.

Door channel seals, camera body. Install the upper and lower camera body channel seals starting at the hinge side of the camera body, working from right to left. The upper channel has the counter actuation lever. You will need to install this seal as close to each side of the counter lever opening as possible, cutting the seal as required.

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Olympus XA3 XA4

The most important and time consuming work is removing the old seals. Focus on clean, clean, clean. Clean the old residue from the door channels, 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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