I received a Olympus Mju 1 recently and ran a test role.

My scans are showing orange lines to the side as well as circles.

I am very very new to the world of film photography and am thinking maybe it’s a linger leak and I should look at getting the seals checked. That being said, very conscious it could be operator error!


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  • \$\begingroup\$ For me look like flare: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_flare \$\endgroup\$ Nov 20, 2023 at 6:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Very suspicious that is the same light in totally different images. Could it be a broken led to imprint a date on images? Does that camera feature such thing? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 20, 2023 at 7:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Nope - no date stamps on it so can hopefully rule that out \$\endgroup\$
    – Sarah
    Nov 20, 2023 at 8:53

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Imho, yes it is a light leak. But it is a bit weird because the sphere is very focused.

But the pattern is somehow repeated. Is this the same leak?

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So it is a bit confusing where it is coming from. We could make a better guess seeing the negatives. If the pattern is from consecutive photos or it is across different ones and how it fades across the roll.

I posted some very general examples of different sources of light leaks here: These SLR developed photos are bad. Is it mine or the photolab's fault?

So the pattern across the roll is important to determine the source.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe there's a light leak at the 'film canister window' ? that would localize things. Also the other light seals look like they might be felt instead of foam. \$\endgroup\$
    – davolfman
    Dec 5, 2023 at 8:23

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