I think I know the answer to this question but I'm not sure. I just got a Galvin 6x9 at a pretty good price and I'd love to keep it. The bellows are of two mate rials: a kind of black plastic on the outside and a kind of black fabric on the inside. To check for light leaks I took the camera into the darkroom, extended t he bellows to the max, shut off the darkroom light, and then reached inside hold ing a bare lighted sixty watt bulb in a socket. As I moved the light around insi de I looked closely at the outside. In two or three places I could see a pin-pri ck of light coming out. This seems to me to be a pretty tough test.
Question: Is *any light at all* too much light? Or, in real world use, does a bi t of light from a tiny hole or two die as it bounces around on the black fabric pleats inside.
Clearly, I'm looking for a way to keep this camera.
Any suggestions as to remedy short of ugly tape on the outside of the bellows?