I have a couple of cameras that need new light seals - an Olympus trip and a Voigtlander Bessamatic. The Olympus's seals are a sticky mess and the Bessamatic's are squashed so falt they are doing nothing (except let light in!).
What can I use for new light seal material? Can I actually buy 'proper' light seals from somewhere?
Doug and John, I think that you might both be referring to the same person. Jon Goodman is just what his name implies: a genuine good guy! He sold for years under the name "Interslice," but got tired of other sellers buying his stuff then reselling it at inflated prices. Contact him via the e-mail link in Ron's site (that's the one John Farrell posted) and I'm sure he will reply. His stuff is top-grade and reasonably priced. He is also ready to help if needed. Roy
I have used sheets of black foam for crafting from the Dollar Store. They come in different thicknesses. I cut them with an exacto knife and steel straight edge. Popsicle sticks and tongue depressor sticks can be used to help install them. The same sticks can be carved to form handy scrapers for removing the old foam. OTH you can just get a replacement kit from Jon Goodman. Never used his kits but have heard nothing but good reports from those who have.
I can't find the" light seal" bookmark. It must either be on another computerm or I have lost it when I tidied my bookmarks up - pitting them neatly into folders, rather than a big long list, to make each easier to find,
Post by Steeler Fan on Mar 12, 2012 23:43:14 GMT -5
I too have bought light seal kits from Jon Goodman and they are of the highest quality. But the last time I contacted Jon to purchase more he said that was having a hard time getting material. It seems the tsunami in Japan last year had adversely affected his supply. He also said that someone on eBay had been buying his kits in bulk and then turning around and reselling them in pieces as a kit for one specific camera. I was forced to try another seller on eBay who goes by "pilgrim18" and they are out of England. I am pleased with their product but wish all the luck in the world to Jon as his product was of the highest quality and he is a great person to deal with.