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gxace7
11-05-2017, 05:27
Greetings!

I've been having a problem with what seems to be an intermittent light leak on my M6 classic from 1991. It seems to happen regardless of the lighting conditions or lens. I had originally thought it might be a processing problem since I develop my own B&W and I've had some recent issues with some residue on negatives from my local lab.

After collecting all of the problem images together, I noticed that the issue has the same pattern on all of the photos.

I have tried shining an absurdly bright flashlight all around the camera in a dark room and cannot see any sort of leak.

Any help with this problem would be awesome!

Larry H-L
11-05-2017, 05:55
That's a large "leak." Have you taken a look at the shutter as you shoot at various slower speeds, and as you advance the shutter? (Camera back open, no film).

The "softness" and fliud nature of the leak is puzzling to me.

minnichphoto
11-05-2017, 05:59
Light shields need replacing.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104047