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Anyone know what this is?
Old 05-15-2017   #1
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Anyone know what this is?

I think this 'stuff' is on the internal join of a rangefinder prism box. Anyone know what it is? (Don't say "expensive"!)


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It looks like separation to me. Sorry.
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Old 05-15-2017   #3
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Balsam deterioration. And depending on the camera, yes, it can be expensive. But...it could be something else, depending what surface it is on, like one of the mirrors. Still, it depends on the camera how much it will cost to fix. You may have to source parts from another body, and sometimes the donor body is in better shape than the receiving body.

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Thank you both. I thought it was some kind of fungus. It's in a Makina 67.


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there is a hack that "works" some times. I will tell you if you want to listen or if you really want to take this apart.
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there is a hack that "works" some times. I will tell you if you want to listen or if you really want to take this apart.
I am so excited because I think I know it as well
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Oh yes, please do tell!


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^Does it involve heat ? Peter
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I will say you did a good job capturing the effect on camera.
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^Does it involve heat ? Peter
That would be my guess. Shouldn't lens balsam melt at a certain temperature? That could even out those "bubbles", couldn't it?
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So, bake camera at 180C for 2 hours?


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