- Nov 16, 2009
I recently got home an old Chinon CE-4 with the quite highly regarded 50mm 1.7 (lovely smooth bokeh), but all sealing foam in the camera house had gone bad and become a black sticky smear, even the mirror had a tendency to stick in the open position. So what to do.. I found a solution that seem to work. That kind of tape that hockey players tape their sticks with. It is made of a woven quite coarse fabric and is a little soft in several layers. For the mirror foam around the focusing screen i made a 3-4mm strip of 5 layers that i cut to the right length, and for the back that was quite tight i used only 2. It works.