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[OM] Re: longevity of light seals in an OM

Subject: [OM] Re: longevity of light seals in an OM
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:47:26 -0400
Just run your finger along the hinge area of the body.  If  hinge strip is 
sticky or black comes up on your finger, your foam is going (which means 
that the foam inside, pressing against the pentaprism is going too)

John Hermanson
Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
21 South Lane, Huntington, NY, 11743-4714,
631-424-2121, www.zuiko.com
Olympus OM Service since 1977
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "CyberSimian" <OlySimian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Olympus Mailing List" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 5:53 AM
Subject: [OM] Re: longevity of light seals in an OM

> John Hudson wrote:
>> Given careful and not excessive use and storage in a clean, dust free,
>> cool and low humidity location of an OM camera, what should be the
>> expected useful life of the foam light seals round the film gate at the
>> back of the body?
> My early OM2 (purchased new in 1976) still has its original foam, and is
> still working well (it has never been serviced).  There is a film in it at
> the moment, so I cannot check to see if there are any signs of the foam
> starting to disintegrate.  My pattern of use corresponds to your
> description.
> -- from Cy in the UK

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