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emechelmi
03-17-2008, 01:33
Hi everyone.

I bought a used XA from a local guy here. Upon finishing a test roll of film, I found that almost all of the pictures has a white, cresent-shaped highlight at the same spot on the picture.

I would like to know the actual cause of this problem. Is it because light leak, lens flare etc.?

here are two pics from the test roll (Kodak Gold 200).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2325746345_82471a458e.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2325745323_4f1935d3bb.jpg

Peter_Jones
03-17-2008, 01:37
If they're on the same spot on each neg, it's a light leak.

emechelmi
03-17-2008, 01:43
If the camera has a light leak, where's the possible source of light coming from?

It doesn't look like a typical camera rear lid leak to me. Something related to the exposure from front side of the body? Shutter leak?

Xing Fu
03-18-2008, 02:36
The seal between the lens set and the body must have been removed. To repair it, your have to disassemble the lens set, and reseal.:bang:

Xing Fu
03-18-2008, 02:44
The seal between the lens set and the body must have been removed. To repair, you have to disassemble the camera, and reseal the rear side of the lens set.