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Marvin

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I noticed that the light seals on my RB67 pro-s may be deteriorating. Is this easy to do yourself and where to get the seals. If it is something better done at shop who offers this.
Thanks Marvin:smile:
 

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Very easy. Can't remember who sells them, but have a look on utube. Awesome video of them being made and a link to seller. Just google it.
 

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I cut most of my own from foam sheets I bought at Michael's crafts. I've heard nothing but good things about Goodman's kits though.
 

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+1 on Jon Goodmans kits. Just ordered kits for my RB67's and backs. Used several of his kits for Pentax's, Minolta's, and Yashica. He'll send you detailed instructions and he is a member here too.
 

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Tell me more about the mouse mat scapel. Should I have one?
 

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I use Jon Goodman's seal kits on my RB and all my other equipment. His service and printed instructions are first rate. No light leaks.
 

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Thanks for all the info I think I will try the Goodman kit.
Marvin
Ask Jon for all 3 kits for the RB67.
1. Mirror kit
2. Rotating back kit
3. Film back. Specify 120 or 220 back. If you have a 120 back in 6x4.5 format it will be the same as a standard 6x7 back.

I just did one of my RB67's with Jon Goodmans kits and did my first test roll. Excellent results. On your rotating back, make sure the 4 screws on the side that the film back attaches to are tight. I had a slight light leak when rotating the back and found that I missed checking those screws.
 

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I noticed that my back's seals were deteriorated for a long time but I haven't noticed any fogging. Are these really necessary?

I would say yes. You've been fortunate to not have an issue. I suppose some cameras are more susceptible to issues with light leaks than others. I can attest that the rotating back seals are critical as my RB67 did have some fogging from a light leak there.
 

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I noticed that my back's seals were deteriorated for a long time but I haven't noticed any fogging. Are these really necessary?
The back door for the RB film holder has a turned edge which fits into a groove on the insert so deteriorated seals don't mean an instant light-leak...EXCEPT for the seal that protects the hinge. There is no flange and groove system here so raw daylight is kept out only by the integrity of the foam seal.
 

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It is my understanding the seal kits are not needed or used on the ProSD.....except mirror area maybe?

I've been using a ProSD for eons and never once had a light leak show on film.......knock on wood.....or maybe I've just been lucky.

If there is a requirement for seals to be changed on the ProSD please advise.....thank you.
 
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Mine are just the Pro. I do see the seals are worn along the hinge. What can I stick in there to make it better?
If you're going to spend the time to fix it, do it right , get a seal kit. By using the proper seal kit you have a much better chance for good longevity and no worries about the material degrading and falling apart all over your film. Contact Jon Goodman he is a member here and great to work with. The seal kits don't cost much, they have full instructions with pictures.
 
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