Are these streaks light leaks?

Discussion in 'Modern Film Cameras' started by m, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. m

    m

    Hey, photographic community.

    I dusted off the F80 recently and after a couple of rolls I started noticing some streaks on my negatives. Are those light leaks?

    If so - does anyone know what can be done on F80 to eliminate them? Internet says I should change the foam - but there's no foam. Like, at all. I don't think there's ever been any.

    I do not see any correlation, either. Some are long exposures, some are short and hand-held. Horizontal and vertical. But in almost every case there's this streak, it appears in the same place. Sometimes it's bigger, sometimes smaller, or not present at all.

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    Some more are attached to the thread.

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  2. m

    m

    One more data point - streaks are over sprocket holes.

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  3. Looks like a light leak at the bottom of the film door
     
  4. SCL

    SCL

    +2
     
  5. m

    m

  6. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    That looks like it should do well. To verify the proper foam thickness needed, you can put a little piece of modeling clay in the door channel, close the door and measure the thickness of the compressed clay.

    Micro-tools.com also sells good quality foam, and you can also try eBay. Some like the convenience of pre-cut kits, but I don't know if they're available for your camera or not.
     
  7. James G. Dainis

    James G. Dainis Moderator

    It was a good idea to show the film. That clearly identifies the problem and location.
     

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