Industar-22 Lens

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by thuggins, Nov 10, 2018 at 7:57 PM.

  1. thuggins

    thuggins Member
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    Jan 12, 2008
    Multi Format
    I just picked up a Zorki C with the Industar-22 lens. The camera looks great and seems to work properly, not a bad deal considering that the price was less than the shipping from Russia. I managed to search around the web and get it all figured out, but I'm left with one issue (or more of an annoyance).

    There is a piece of felt sticking out next to the lens. I assume it is part of the light seal. I've tried pushing it back in place, but it keeps popping back out. It looks like it may be a bit that overlaps at the end.

    I'm very tempted to just snip it off. Has anyone seen this problem before with these lenses?

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  2. AgX

    AgX Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Multi Format
    It is the light seal..
    Even modern autofocus-compacts with retractable lenses showed failure of such seals.

    I would disassemble the shebang far enough to fix that piece of velvet again at the static part.
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