Seagull 203 rangefinder faded

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by spoolman, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. spoolman

    spoolman Subscriber
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    Sep 7, 2007
    Toronto Onta
    Med. Format Pan
    Hello All:I recently was given a Seagull 203 120 Rangefinder folder.The contrast between the blue and yellow filters that are used for the rangefinder focusing have faded and I am having trouble trying to focus an image even in bright daylight.Is there any way or method to replace one or both filters that would increase the image contrast so that I can focus accurately?.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Ken22485

    Ken22485 Member

    Mar 15, 2008
    Medium Format
    Here is something that might help.

    I tried this on two Kodak Signet 35's, and it works. One went from a fairly dim rangefinder image to a reasonably good rangefinder image; the other went from "there's a rangefinder in this thing?" to dim. Eventually, I'll have to replace the beam splitter on these cameras, as they only get worse with age.
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