Leica M3 light leak?
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Leica M3 light leak?

Hello all, Do you guys have any idea of the cause of the leaks, showing in the pics, all taken with a Leica M3 - collapsible Summicron? I didn't change lenses, and it shows on several rolls. although not on every photo (5-6 pics of the 36). It is sometimes only on the upper side (pic of the statue) and sometimes also lower (pic of the cloister). I don't think it is the development, because the man who did that noticed the leaks on the negatives after developing. Does one of you have heard about the collapsible Summicron leaking light, as someone on another forum is suggesting (https://www.photo.net/discuss/thread...eaks.135082/)? Thank you! Wim

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Looks light the light seals on the long side of the shutter are leaking. Common problem with M cameras. It likely needs a service. Good Luck, Joe
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Looks light the light seals on the long side of the shutter are leaking. Common problem with M cameras. It likely needs a service. Good Luck, Joe
Agreed. Replace with the modern mylar ones.
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Ok, Joe, Ronald, thank you. Wim
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