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mfunnell
04-18-2007, 21:03
I finally got around to replacing the light seals on my recently-acquired Olympus XA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/420642219/). So, I needed to test that the camera really was light-tight. Coincidently, the new Epping railway station (my closest local station) was opening on the weekend - so I thought it was the perfect excuse to run a roll of cheap expired Kodak HD 200 through the camera and take some photos:

#1
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/200/464691567_5582a8ef68_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464691567/)

#2
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/464695897_6e83963519_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464695897/)

#3
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/464689344_99454f401d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464689344/)

#4
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/464689206_5f50da5858_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464689206/)

#5
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/215/464688530_0a4babbd55_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464688530/)

#6
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/464688846_800c3669cc_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464688846/)

#7
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/464689572_5f1606e7da_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/464689572/)


It looks as if my first attempt at fixing up light seals actually worked. (However, the Konica Auto S3 I did the same thing to still has, um, issues. But I think I've worked out what's needed.)

BTW, Jon Goodman's (http://search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZintersliceQQssPageNameZ STRKQ3aMEFSQ3aMESOI) light seal kit was just the ticket for this.

...Mike

jmilkins
04-18-2007, 22:38
I partiularly like the shot of the woman with the yelalow bag, and the ticket machine image.


Congrats on getting a classic back into good order. on the light seal kit - are you refferring to it being good for the Xa or S2? or both?

mfunnell
04-18-2007, 22:47
Congrats on getting a classic back into good order. on the light seal kit - are you refferring to it being good for the Xa or S2? or both?Both. The problem with the S3 was mine - a failure to read Jon's instructions (for the S2, but they give guidance for the S3) and a failure of attention to detail. So, with just a little more work I hope to have that working correctly as well.

Thanks for the comments on the pics.

...Mike