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john carter

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  1. I'll close this off now, I found the leak source. There must be a baffle inside the body of the camera that has moved. The light is entering through the flash PC ports and the meter switch.
  2. You may be right, I'm going to retire the Spotmatic until I figure out what is EXACTLY the problem.
  3. Update #2: still a slight problem will keep looking.
  4. Update: I just developed a roll and no leaks. I covered the PC flash ports with foil and tape for this latest roll. I should have removed it for a couple of frames but didn't so I assume that is the problem. I exposed some frames on the 'bad' roll using my flash and these were unaffected with leaks so that is why I tried this.
  5. John, thanks for that input, I'll try watching the mirror to see if I can visually see hesitation.
  6. I did try this, and some were funky but not the same. I tried the flash gun approach to the flash connector and the meter switch (on) and didn't see anything. I can't remember how many shots I took with the Mamiya Sekor 135 (for Spotmatic II-SP-F) but that is the best choice so far. I use this camera often and have never had this problem and the Mamiya Sekor is fairly new (a gift). Thanks for this input.
  7. I'm still fishing around for this leak, I tending toward a leak in the meter switch or in the flash connection.
  8. Yes, I use a Lens hood on all my lenses, but some if not all of these 7 photos were taken with a Mamiya Sekor 135 lens for a Spotmatic II or a Spotmatic SP. I hope that isn't the problem.
  9. My Pentax Spotmatic which has been serviced in the last 5-6 years has developed a light leak. I would like to know what you think. It was on 7 frames this last roll. And it appears to be related to the shutter releasing as the leak is on solo frames with some bleed to the next frame. The horizontal band seem crazy as this camera has a vertical shutter. Thanks you in advance.
  10. Yes, it has those, thanks a million that will solve my problem.
  11. Thank you, I can get the front open, but I can't slide the lens and bellows out. There has to be a key, latch, button, trick to slide it forward.
  12. The Icarette is in pretty good condition for a 1920s camera, but I can't open the lens and bellows. If anyone can tell me how to do this thank you in advance.
  13. Actually I do that too. Each image is edited by me AND my boss, when we decide he likes it then we send to the publishing staff. My concern is the publishing staff then does whatever they like to the image: this is goes way beyond the three examples you provided. But as I said I won't have this problem much longer. I remember reading the Henri Cartier-Bresson put a black border around each of his prints to protect them from unsolicited editing.
  14. Thanks for your reply, fishing around on the internet, I don't see anything that will provide this feature. Like you say I can just quit, which I will be doing.
  15. I only use digital cameras for volunteer work at a local theater, so I'm not familiar with privacy techniques. Recently when I've submitted a file someone on the production staff makes changes to my files. I am wondering if I can secure or block my jpeg files so that this doesn't happen. I use PSE6 and begin my workflow with DNG (RAW) files, Thank you for any response.
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