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12-12-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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What is the likely source of this light leak?

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I hope the community does not mind about posting about a Yashica FR II...

I did my test roll (I love the Yashica Lens ML 50/2 btw), and about half of the frames have a very similarly placed light leak - sometimes more pronounced than other times; only once from both top and bottom.

I wonder whether it is a light seal issue (I did not CLA'd it thoroughly), or whether it is something in the processing...

I shot Kodak ColorPlus 200 fresh. I do not have the negatives yet, but I can leave you with a few scan examples (first two with the pronounced leak / other two without - both shots under similar conditions):


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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
I hope the community does not mind about posting about a Yashica FR II...
No worries at all, but I will move it to a forum with a better fit.
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The most likely cause is the felt light seal on the film canister. The next most likely is the felt light trap at the film door hinge.


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I will move it to a forum with a better fit.
Thanks for assisting lazy me!

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The most likely cause is the felt light seal on the film canister. The next most likely is the felt light trap at the film door hinge.


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Hmm... I did have issues loading that film (more of the camera due to the batteries I was using)...

Well, likely I will have to do new light seals on the trap doors and re-test... Nice little camera, and the ML 50/2 is surprisingly crisp.

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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
Hmm... I did have issues loading that film (more of the camera due to the batteries I was using)...

Well, likely I will have to do new light seals on the trap doors and re-test... Nice little camera, and the ML 50/2 is surprisingly crisp.
The only time I saw this sort of thing on my own film cameras I knew in advance that the film canister had been compromised. If this were my camera, the first thing I would do is to shoot another {short} roll of film. If the same thing happens again, I would plot which photos are affected. If a pattern emerges {for example photos 1, 4, 7, or something like that} then most likely it is the film cartridge or your handling of it.
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Whenever you can, save and use black film canisters for your cartridges. And small thick black plastic bags once they're taken until you send them in for processing.

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