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Mamiya Sekor 500DTL
Old 08-11-2010   #1
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Mamiya Sekor 500DTL

Hi all, I just picked up a 500dtl and even though it needs a little love for the most part it seems to be in working order. But now the mirror has locked up for some reason and I haven't got a clue why. So did I do something wrong? And if not is it worth taking it apart and fixing it?


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Old 08-11-2010   #2
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Could be rotted mirror foam sticking it up?
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Could be rotted mirror foam sticking it up?
Nope you can pull the mirror down and it snaps right back up. But good thought.
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And if not is it worth taking it apart and fixing it?


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Apparently not.
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Old 08-12-2010   #5
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the shutter usually kicks a latch at the end of its travel, which releases the mirror. so something's sticky inside.

I think all cameras are worth fixing...
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Then I guess it's coming apart. Thanks
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Old 08-12-2010   #7
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Michael, I have a 500DTL I would be willing to part with inexpensively if your repair does not go well... No metering & slow speeds are off, but I have replaced the light seals. Just PM me if you are interested.
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