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Old 04-25-2011   #41
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I've owned 3 contax SLRs for nearly 5 years and never had this problem. I have the RTS I, RTS II and a 139Q.
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Old 04-25-2011   #42
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I have watched this thread with interest, and checked the URL above on slipping mirrors repaired by heat. I never had the problem with the 139Q when I had it. I haven't used the FX3 enough to know. None of my 2nd hand FX 103s have the problem. I have them put away so I don't want to look. But I checked the 167mt. It has a cut out at the bottom of the mirror on both sides. It appears the frame goes along that cut out so it cannot slip down. Hopefully I will never see a mirror slip problem.
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Old 04-28-2011   #43
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Ha ha u know, after placing my RTS III flat for few weeks now its mirror clears my 28/2!!
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I have the same problem and mine is due to a sticky bumper. Mine does the same thing, it only sticks sometimes.
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Wow, I'm now on my second Contax body (an RX) and it has the same exact problem. This must be happening a lot. The easy fix is 15 seconds of the hairdryer and me pushing the mirror back in place. I'm concerned that this won't last so long though....
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Wow. Had one roll with my Rx and realized the black shadow caused by the non closing mirror which is explained in this thread. I was shocked how it was easy to fix by heating. How long will it last by your experience? I have an idea to stick very little hot silicone on the connection between two layers of the mirror. Upper one slids on below.
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