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I have two Ricoh cameras 1. XR1 35mm SLR - a. camera back lets light in & I beleive requires a new soft seal. b. camera flash synchronisation appears defective. 2. 500RF Compact - camera backs lets light in & as above I believe requires a new soft seal. Can you please advise if repair work for each camera possible & typically what cost so that I might evaluate if it is worth pursuing. Thanks Rgs Peter Drury

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