Rolleiflex SL66 Magazine Light Leaks

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by JLachiw, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Hey all,

    So I've been having issues with light leaks on my Rolleiflex SL66 magazines, and at first, I was unsure about where they were coming from. As a result, I've had the magazines disassembled multiple times to try and find the issue, to no avail. However, just recently I found the issue, the back plate of the magazine does not fully press against the body of the magazine. Essentially, there's a small enough gap between the back plate and the magazine itself to let light into the film chamber.

    How should I fix this? I've tried adding some light-proof foam to the interior, but the material I have is too thick and probably shifted the plane of focus a bit. So far, the only solution that kind of works is having a strip of gaffer's tape around the bottom of the magazine. Anyone know how I could fix this? Its not down to the screws being loose, in fact I tightened one of the screws so strongly that the entire head cracked off, which was fun to deal with.

  2. Is something bent, preventing a close fit?

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