Does Kodak Medalist II Need Lightproofing?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by cameracravings, May 8, 2019.

  1. Greetings! I noticed that my Medalist II does not have any leftovers of lights seals around the rear door. Does the camera need light seals or should I leave it be? Thanks
  2. I've just had a look at my Medalist 1 and there's certainly never been any kind of light seals in the grooves or on the door itself. I guess the Mark 2 is the same. Many cameras of that era depended on the depth of the grooves and on close tolerances giving a tight fit between door and body. Some cameras used a black yarn, it was much later that foam seals entered the scene.
  3. Thanks John, I appreciate your input. Will leave my Metalist as is. I actually prefer yarn over foam because over time foam will become either sticky or dry stiff. Thanks again!
  4. Known as a labyrinth light seal. All cameras used them at one time. I think foam seal was used as a cost cutting method.

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