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    Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

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    We'd need to know how the photograph was made, what film format/camera, etc., before we can answer this question.

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    Due to the arc shapes, looks more like a processing issue, like it was a top row during dip&dunk processing...

    If light, angle might be from dark slide not inserted evenly (at an angle)...

    Steve K

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    Shean Hao 4x5
    Ektar 100
    Elite film holder
    Sun over left shoulder
    light leak on door side of holder
    other side of holder fog on pic similar pattern

    Thanks!

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    Steve . . thanks. was using SP445 and noticed leaked fluida lot more than usual. If o ring not seated properly, could light leak result you think?

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    If you look at the curves of the area, probably from contact or wetting issue... I never used a SP445, so I don't know about level issues, but it seems like a processing issue...

    This seems solvable, just check where level, wetting, loading issues, and sticking can occur...

    Good luck!!!

    Steve K

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    thanks for the comments. . appreciate it.

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    Light leak in the SP445 isn't too likely, as long as you've got both light blocking strips in place.

    Which way was the negative in the holder?

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    If you had the holder loaded in the camera from the left side (dark slide pulled out to the left) then you pulled the holder away from the camera while pulling or replacing the slide. Notice that the right edge of the image (closer to the edge than the leak and thus in the shadow of the thickness of the holder) is processed OK so not a processing problem. Would recommend that you have a dark cloth large enough to be able to pull the dark slide under it and keep it on the camera at all times;-)

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    Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    thanks . . notch at top

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