Contax AX mirror slip …

Deja-vue … this time I had the same issue with my Contax AX as with my Contax RX some time ago.

The mirror has slipped down about 3-4 milimeters over time due to bad glue, loosing it’s adhesive quality over time.

Due to this, the mirror crashes onto the lens rear element and hangs in upper position.

I tried the same kind of repair and … let’s see how it works.

This brand was so expensive in it’s era … shame on you Contax for using such a poor glue.

Enjoy 🙂

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4 Responses to “Contax AX mirror slip …”

  1. Jim Grey says:

    It sure is frustrating when you discover poor quality aspects of an expensive piece of gear. Especially when you bought it new. I’m personally more forgiving when it happens to something I bought used, especially when I got a bargain on it.

    • rgiw says:

      Thanks Jim, I know what you mean.
      I bought it used, but fully functioning.

      As long as no damage remains (by mirror hitting rear lens element) and as long as an “easy” repair is possible (where I do not really like working on such a hi-tech machine) all should be good.

  2. Frank Lehnen says:

    I found out after long years of buying, selling re-buying and re-selling cameras that it’s far more acceptable for a cheap camera to f… up on me than for a premium camera.

    Once I had my ‘new’ Ricoh GR1′ quit on me after only 5 rolls of film I quickly sold my Contax Tvs too….

    My Olymous XA2 still going strong, and if ever it will fail… well for 45 € I’ll get another one!

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