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USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica FX1 FX2

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica FX1 FX2

Custom Light seals Yashica Film Cameras
USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica FX1 FX2
New and used Yashica film camera parts.

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Top Quality kits using imported open cell foam.

Do you want to make your own light seal kit? Maybe you have a special film camera accessory that requires a special size of the light seal material.  We are here to help.

Sometimes customers find sheet foam is the best solution. We have photo grade sheet foam material with adhesive, in a thickness of 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, and 4mm available here.

In addition, we have many different strips of light seal material already cut to width and 220 mm long here.

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“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, mirror cushion area, door hinge area and anywhere else you are replacing the seals. In addition, the finest adhesive in the world will not adhere to that sticky, gooey residue that was once a quality light seal. Lastly, proper installation will give you thousands of light tight exposures.”

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This light seal kit includes,

General Installation Guide – Yashica FX-1 

For help installing light seal kits please go here.  Following the link to that short read can improve the quality of your light seal installation.

Next,  take all of the seals out of the kit and lay them out on your work area. You are installing a 7 piece kit for the Yashica FX1 FX2. This kit includes,

Bottom channel seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Top channel seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Lower channel seal, hinge end back cover – 1 x 1mm
Upper channel seal, hinge end back cover – 1 x 1mm
Hinge seal, camera body – 1 x 1mm
Latch plate seal, latch end rear cover – 1 x 2mm
Mirror cushion – 1 x 2mm

Tech Note. When installing the rear cover seals, you may want to remove the rear cover from the camera body.  You will need to carefully lift the front leatherette at the hinge to expose 3 Phillips screws. If the leatherette is brittle do not remove the back cover.

Hinge seal, camera body.

Install this seal on the camera body, hinge side, centering the seal between the top / bottom door channels.

Door latch plate seal, back cover.

Install this seal on the back cover latch plate centering the seal on the latch plate.

Door channel seals, camera body.

Install the upper and lower channel seals on the camera body, starting at the hinge side on the , 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.

Door channel, hinge side seals on back cover.

Install these short seals in the top and bottom channels of the back cover starting at the hinge side and working to the right.

Mirror cushion.

Now, with the utmost care, remove the old and install the new mirror cushion.  Remember if any thing touches the focusing screen, it will likely be permanently damaged.

 

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica FX1 FX2

 

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