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USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica YashicaMat TLR

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica YashicaMat TLR

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You are installing a 5 piece kit for the YashicaMat Twin Lens Reflex cameras.

This light UScamera light seal kit includes,

Hinge end channel seal, back cover – 1 x 2mm
Latch end channel seal,  back cover – 1 x 2mm
Left channel seal, back cover – 1 x 2mm
Right channel seal, back cover – 1 x 2mm
Viewfinder/Light meter housing seal (YashicaMats w/ light meter) – 1 x 2mm

 

USCamera Light Seal Placement Guide | Yashica YashicaMat TLR

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. 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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General Installation Guidelines

I have several YashicaMats from different years.  I have research on serial numbers and will put that information here sometime in the future.

Many of the older Yashica cameras use wool/yarn type material in the back cover channels.

Most of the newest 124G models use foam in all the door channels.   I have an older 124G with a meter and that model year used the wool/yarn material in the left/right door channels and foam in the hinge and latch channels.

Very nice all of the film chamber light seal channels are very close to the same width.

You can start the installtion with any seal you want first and continue to work in one direction. I also recommend to dry fit the channel you are installing before removing the backing.

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