Annoying Zorki-6 light leak
My new Zorki-6 suffers from an annoying and hard to track down light leak. The damage occurs as as a wide vertical bar across some frames (see the attached example) always close to the left edge of the frame.
After the first film I replaced the light seal yarn with foam but the problem was still there on the next film. Then I tried to sealthe upper and right side of the back with black electric tape - but no, the leak was still there.
Now, from the attached example where damage has occured after the last frame of the film it seems the problem is more or less directly below the viewfinder. The top cover actually has a dent there but I have not manage to see any visible leakage there using a flash light
(but the top cover is imperfectly sealed elswhere along the back - where this film damage can't have occured so I've assumed that that is normal and that the edge of the back seals below the top cover).
Any ideas on what's wrong?
Could it be the left hand light seal? I didn't change that because it looked ok and I thought it was unlikely that light would propagate around the film canister.
All suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
/Anders - confused and a bit annoyed. It's such a nice camera to use..
Last edited by AndersG : 08-10-2005 at 10:34.