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At 03:01 PM 30/01/97 +0000, you wrote: > The foam gasket at the film window is a serious problem with >the R3 as well as the R4. Leica from Northvale readily mails two replace >ment gaskets free of charge.It is amazing that a more lasting solution >has not been offered by a firm of such outstanding reputation. > > Andrew Jordan > Clark,NJ > Leica (Kindermann) in Canada also sends out free "foamies". I found out when the foam film-window gasket failed in my R5. But don't put too much blame on Leitz/Leica. (Or any other camera manufacturer, for that matter - for they all have the problem.) The foam manufacturers claimed that this would not happen. They sold the audio business on foam as a replacement for the rubber surrounds in woofers, and made the same claims. I now do a steady trade in re-foaming old woofers (which commonly fail [rot] at anywhere from 7 to 15 years)! Incidentally, they say (remembering that 90% of the lies in this world begin with the words "they say") that the new foams won't do that. We'll see... Cheers! - ----------- David Young | Who is General Victoria, B.C. CANADA | Failure, and why youngs@IslandNet.com | is he reading my disk?