Contax RX Mirror Slip …

Recently I had the issue with my Contax RX, when the mirror hit the lens’ rear part during several exposures.

After investigating on the web, I found this a common issue with contax cameras. The glue, fixing the mirror on the mirror carrier, gets loose over the years. Thus, as the camera is usually standing upright and the mirror is then on a slope, the mirror drifts downwards.

I found a nice solution on the web, using a hair dryer and some superglue.

After heating the mirror around a minute or so … very carefully moving the dryer back and forth, as the camera gets quite hot … I could move the mirror back into it’s correct position.

Finaly I put some superglue onto the edge between mirror and mirror-carrier.

Up to now, it fits ;)

P.S. Full Story here on Digicamclub.



  1. I have the same issue, but my mirror totally came out. I’ve read that many people who have used super glue eventually had problems with stains from the glue appearing in the viewfinder. Have you had these issues develop?

    Thanks and regards

    1. Hi Eric, thank you for stopping by.
      Since I applied the fix, it sticks. I did it with my RX and with the AX too.
      Not further issues so far.
      What I found on the web, as an alternative solution, was to use a very thin double-sided sticky tape.
      In your case, as the mirror is completely off, this might be an option.
      Best regards

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