Diagnosing light leak

Discussion in 'Modern Film Cameras' started by jeffgol, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. paul ron

    paul ron NYC

    take the lens off. fire the shutter so it stays open. shine a bright light inside and inspect the door in a dark room for light leaks.
     
  2. "take the lens off. fire the shutter so it stays open. shine a bright light inside and inspect the door in a dark room for light leaks."

    - I don't think that'll work. The pressure plate will seal the film gate against light pretty well. Although the pressure plate can be (carefully) eased off its mounting in some cameras.

    A safer bet is just to examine the condition of the light seals in the channels of the camera body. If they're sticky and rotten they need replacing anyway, whether they leak light or not.
     

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