Before the rush

Before the rush
by evan-pak

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This does look like it could be a light leak. Since it is in the same position each frame, the leak is letting light onto the film as it sits ready for the next exposure. Since the leak seems to be coming in at the top of the picture a little right of center, the leak is at the bottom of the camera, a little left of center of the image rectangle. How much ...


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Light that leaks in will also leak out! Procure a tiny key-chain flashlight, one that will stay on. Put the turned on flashlight inside the camera. Now take yourself and the camera into a room that you can make totally dark. Observe the camera looking at all the seams etc. If you don’t see light, keep looking. It takes 15 thru 20 minutes to dark adapt. Be ...


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I have found warranty VERY useful, alas, original and added. I have had a $1000 lens go faulty in just over a year - an essentially minor but disabling failure. . Whether that is in original warranty varies by manufacturer and country. I bought an add on 4 year warranty for a top end APSC camera + lens. 5 years total - 1+4. I am VERY pleased I did. Camera ...


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It's a gamble. In most cases, you won't need the warranty — but in the cases where you do, you'd be sorry to not have it, because repairs can be expensive. If most cameras needed warranty repair, the manufacturer would go out of business; it's generally the case that quality assurance is pretty good out of the box and most cameras are buy-and-forget. There ...


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Try holding the unmounted lens and moving the aperture linkage while looking through the lens. If it is a little stiff at first and then moves freely after a couple of cycles from one end of the lever's movement to the other then that's probably all you need to do. Next time be sure the lens is in dry air and at ambient temperature before storing it away ...


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For all those looking for the same information I found the parts drawing here http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-part/selp1650/0996/0500140/50041709/00001.html



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