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I have a great looking Contaflex IV; however, the last owner removed the entire lens housing (not just the small interchangeable lens) and couldn't get it back together. Neither can I. As far as I can see, the camera and the lens housing are both in good condition, but I can't seem to reunite them. How can I do it, or must I resort to a camera repair shop? -- Lee Probst

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Click this link i think more then problem solved

else ya resort to a camera atharity tecnicianto repair shop

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I feel its better to get it to a camera repair shop, to avoid damage to ur hardware.

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