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JHP 08-21-2018 04:31

removing the VF, frame counter, RF and frameline Illuminator plastic / glass panes
 
Does anyone have any information on removing the VF, frame counter, RF and frameline Illuminator plastic / glass panes from the top plate? Are they glued? What is the best way to go about removing them?

The purpose is for a repaint. Everything else I understand, but this is one thing I am not sure about. I donít want to damage or worse, crack the glass panels trying to remove them.

Thanks

mpaniagua 08-21-2018 07:26

Probably its me but I fail to see which camera/accesory you want to remove the VF from.

Regards

Marcelo

JHP 08-21-2018 07:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpaniagua (Post 2829327)
Probably its me but I fail to see which camera/accesory you want to remove the VF from.

Regards

Marcelo

Perhaps I haven’t been clear enough.

What I mean is this.

When removing the top plate from the camera body, the brass top plate comes off the top with a glass panel on the viewfinder window, as well as the RF window, frame line illuminator window, and the small circular frame counter window. What I am wondering, is how to remove these glass panels without damaging them - and whether they are glued or sealed to the top brass plate.

Here is a photo example of top plate and the windows I mean:



Notice the glass windows have been removed prior to repainting.

Video here:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KbtqDd-4qPI

Notice the glass windows remain with the top plate when removed.

I wish to know how to go about removing these windows, and how to seal them back onto the top plate. Please note, I have an MP model. Which has glass VF windows flush with the surface of the top plate, unlike M2 and M3.

Thanks!

JHP 08-21-2018 07:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpaniagua (Post 2829327)
Probably its me but I fail to see which camera/accesory you want to remove the VF from.

Regards

Marcelo



I just realised I omitted important information! My apologies. The camera in question is Leica MP, film version.

mpaniagua 08-21-2018 10:08

private msg you.


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