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Bronica SQ A The plastic 'double exposure' lever is broken and I would like to make a new one. Im thinking about using a spare which I have for a mold. I used silicone putty but that was no good. Any hints?

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I doubt if you will find a suitable material unless you switch to making one out of metal. Brass would be my choice.

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I have researched your problem. I have located the online version of your camera and attached the link here:

http://www.tamron.com/assets/pdfs/SQ-A.pdf

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