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I've just moved up (or maybe sideways) from a 4x5 to a Linhof 5x7. It was dirty and gummed up from years of use and probably a long storage. After completely disassembling and cleaning the camera I realize some parts, such as the revolving back, need some degree of lubrication. Can anyone suggest the proper lubricant. By the way, I reassembled the camera with no extra screws left over! Thanks

-- Bob Passage (, February 10, 2002


Call Marflex (The Linhof Service Center) 973 808 9626 to find the proper lubricant. The wrong ones are as bad as no lubricant.

-- Bob Salomon (, February 10, 2002.

When I asked Marflex this questions...they told me a light coating of vasoline is what they reccomend. Richard Boulware - Denver.

-- Richard Boulware (, February 10, 2002.

I second the vaseline, works like a charm.

-- Jeffrey Scott (, February 11, 2002.

Re-assembled the camera with out part left over? Now what will you use if you have to fix it?

-- Dan Smith (, February 12, 2002.

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