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USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

Non-adhesive foam was recently added to our inventory of open cell light seal material.
USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

It is easy to  install a new set of seals in a vintage film camera. That service may be required a couple times during its lifetime. We can help you do a pro install. Light seal remove and install info.

As I have said before, the camera manufacturers finally were able to produce a very high quality open cell foam with a high cell count per cm in the middle 1960’s.
The engineers designed cameras to use that foam and never looked back.

We are stocking NA (Non-Adhesive) foam as,

NA Sheets 100 x 200mm, thicknesses of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 4.0.

Also, NA Foam strips, perfect for 35mm body door channels. 1.5mm fits Nikon and Minolta cameras, and 2.0mm fit Canon A-Series very much like the original seals. Sold in packages of 10 pieces,

  • 1mm x 1mm x 195L
  • 1.5mm x 1.5mm x 195L
  • 2.0mm x 2.0mm x 195L
  • 2.5mm x 2.5mm x 195L
  • 3.0mm x 3.0mm x 195L

We can custom cut most any seal you may require up to 350mm in length.

USCamera | New Light Seal Foam | Kits

Non-adhesive foam is the favorite of professional camera techs. It is much easier to apply to camera body channels than foam with adhesive.

Pliobond is the best adhesive to use in cameras. Tools required to apply adhesive are MEK as a thinner, toothpicks, and a syringe 10ML size. I find a needle .80mm is the right size for me to apply adhesive most any place required in a photo equipment.

Plus, Installing NA foam is easier than yarn with out the “fuzzies”.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Michael is quite knowledgeable about light seal applications.

Lastly,  I plan on making a video showing you exactly how easy and fast you can foam a camera with NA foam. I will make sure to add a link here.

Thanks for your continued support.

Gray

USCamera.com

When will they make new film cameras?

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About Gray

As a 1979 graduate of National Camera's resident camera repair school, is where I found what I best at and wanted to do for the rest of my working career. After camera repair school, I found my gift was the ability to easily understand complex electro-mechanical photo products. I could take almost any imaging item apart, cameras, lenses, slide/movie projectors plus more, understand how the unit functioned, and repair it. Then, accurately reassemble it into a fully working unit. In 1980, I was employed in Denver as a technician for the largest Colorado camera service center performing repair and service of both in and out of warranty for over 38 brands of photographic equipment, accumulating over 5000 hours of bench time. In 1983, I started Technik Camera as a self-employed contractor and general technician. Within a few years, I employed 4 more technicians, 2 people as support staff, and more. I accumulated another 40,000 hours of bench time as we serviced 110mm, 35mm, medium format film cameras, lenses, flash, enlargers, timers, paper processors, long roll portrait cameras, and more. The challenge of successfully taking anything photographic apart and reassembling it into an accurately working piece... and you could not tell I took it apart, was very satisfying for me. Before 1998, we attended many training seminars hosted by factory trainers from Canon, Fuji, Konica, Mamiya, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and more. Except for a few products, I have worked on most equipment made and thoroughly enjoyed it. When digital products came to market, I didn’t find the digital service as satisfying as film equipment. So I took the time to develop a website that supported digital/film cameras, lenses, other imaging items with parts and service information. I continued to service my equipment and several customers who maintained large collections. The challenge of successfully taking anything photographic apart and reassembling it into an accurately working piece... and you could not tell I took it apart, was enough for me. I have attended many training seminars hosted by factory trainers from Canon, Fuji, Mamiya, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and Ricoh. I have special tools and test jigs required for many repairs for Canon, Pentax, Rollei, Rolleiflex, and more. I do not work on studio flash. I don't care much for Alpha, Bronica S2 S2a, some Contaflex, and Kodak leaf shutter reflex mirror cameras plus a few others. I enjoy working on almost everything related to film, though in the last few years my focus is on equipment that will not require parts I don’t have. I am adding to the product service list on the service page. I could not include everything I work on there. Sometimes customers will ask if I can fix their model and I am surprised it wasn’t listed. I was working on photo products long before websites were here and I have not needed to advertise for years. I have plenty of my cameras to maintain as well as many local camera collectors with large collections. So do not hesitate to contact me with a service question about your equipment. I am sure I can take care of any issue you may have with the maintenance or service required with your film cameras, lenses, and more. I was working on photo products long before websites were here and I have not needed to advertise for years. Kindest regards, Gray.

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