Old cameras hard " leather" ? or something else and how we care it?

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Re: Old cameras hard " leather" ? or something else and how we care it?
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KCK14 wrote:

Tomasg71 wrote:

Konica Autoreflex T4 and TC have probably a different leatherette or something similar, they are reported as being softer and very prone to shrinkage.

Yes the spongy stuff Konica and I think some Yashicas and Minoltas used didn't hold up that well .

It was a cloth backing with a thin layer of foam and a very thin layer of black plastic. it would shrink, or the outer black material would crack or flake off. It was also difficult to reinstall after service and have it look original.

I think that we used to get more Yashica FX (3 and D) damaged than any other camera.

That immediately took 30-50% off the trade-in value.

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