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Camera light leak or processing issue?

After leaving it in the cupboard for a while, I just shot 2 rolls of B&W 120 film on my Holga and had them processed and scanned by a local lab. I expected that I wouldn't get perfect images out ...
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What causes these light leaks on bulk loaded film

I have several rolls with similar light leaks such as below, but more examples here and here. These rolls are all bulk loaded, in recycled canisters (meaning rolls that came from a lab which new film ...
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top right side of my film photos have some sort of light leaks

The right side of the image has some sort of obvious light leak I'm unsure what is causing it, e.g. the lens, the camera etc. I have checked for leaks and I don't think I found any. The camera is a ...
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Portra 400 looks desaturated and has sprocket leaks

Hi fellow photographers I'm a hobby film photographer for a few years now having a basic understanding of photographing, developing and scanning + postprocessing. In the past months i've shot only few ...
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Light leaks on OM10

I recently ran a roll of Kodak 400TX through an OM10. Some of the roll appeared to be fine but many of the images showed vertical light leaks - the attached is the best(worst) example of this. Any ...
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Light leaks all over the photos

It is my first time using a film camera and I've developed my first roll of film, Lomography CN 400. The camera is a Fujifilm MDL-9. I know that my problem is light leaks and it's coming from the ...
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What is causing the light leak in my Hasselblad A12 back?

I have this consistent leak in the middle of my frames. I thought that I had at first messed up replacing the seals, but the leaks persisted after I replaced the light trap once more. There is some ...
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I accidentially exposed a bulk film roll from a bulk film loader. Are there chances of recovering parts of that bulk film?

I had ordered a used bulk film loader recently. And the person who sold it to me probably thought that a good thing would be to provide me the bulk film loader with bulk-film in it, intact. Not ...
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What might have caused this Leica M6 light leak?

I just bought a Leica M6 a week ago, and developed the first and second roll I took. The photos in the first roll showed no problem, but the in the second roll, the first, second, and third photo is ...
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Light leaks in RB67 film handling?

I recently used a rental RB67 and in looking at the 120 negatives I have noticed a pattern of two types of probable light leaks across all of the film that I shot (but fortunately only across some ...
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Are these light leaks caused by a problem with my Leica M6, or could they have happened in the development process?

I've had my leica m6 since 2007 and never experienced any problems with light leaks on my 35mm scans. Recently, I shot 5 rolls of Fuji 400H. 2 of the rolls came back with some very subtle light ...
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Light reflections with filter stacking

I typically use multiple filters when doing long exposure. Assuming light leaks from the sides are taken care off with proper sealing, could there be light bouncing back and forth between the ...
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What is this strange light leak during long exposures?

I'm not sure why, but I'm getting, at times, images like the one below, while doing long exposure with the 15 big stopper. I had this problem today for the first time, and not with all pictures. ...
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What's causing this orange light leak, vertical band, from an Olympus OM-1? [duplicate]

My Olympus OM-1 typically doesn't have problems, but these two shots seems to show some kind of light leaks. What I gathered with light leaks is that orange ones are probably from behind the film. ...
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Is this light stripe at the top of images from my DSLR a light leak?

I want to ask about my Nikon D90 I was encountering a light leak or something like it. I'm not really sure what it is. This is a sample picture: Here's another one: All of my photos are now like ...
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Possible cause of light leak in film SLR

I'm trying to identify a likely cause of a strange line which seems to crop up occasionally in some of my shots. From my limited experience, it looks like a light leak, however it doesn't seem to be ...
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Why do i get Lens reflection in final photo with Lee Nd filter super stopper 15 stops

Why do i get Lens reflection in final photo with Lee Nd filter super stopper 15 stops 100x100mm I have attached photos of final picture and the set up i am using a 77mm adpater ring and holder Lens-...
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What's the cause of this Leica M6 light leak?

I'm seeing light leaks on images from my Leica M6. Using the voigtlander 35mm f1.4 nokton lens. The leak appears at the same spot on the sample images but didn't appear on all images in the roll. ...
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Pink/Purple lines on my photos while shooting long exposure?

You can see the lines in this photo: I shot the image with a Nikon D7100 with a 18-105mm lens at 18 mm. Shoot with 120 second exposure with Hoya ND400 Filter, ISO 1600 at f/8. Please help :)
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What could cause these tonal artifacts on each frame of this panorama?

I recently used Microsoft Image Composite Editor to stitch this panorama together from scanned negatives. The film I used was Ilford Delta 100, and the camera is a Nikon FM with a 50mm lens. Each of ...
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When bulk loading film, do metal or plastic reloadable cartrigage leak less light?

vs. My intuition would suggest that the metal canister provides better protection against background radiation (especially if scanning or flying) and very bright light, but that it could get bent ...
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Is this streak across multiple photos from a (35mm) Zenit 12SD caused by a light leak?

I've shot two rolls so far on my Zenit 12SD (1990). One was 400 tmax and the other was an Agfa 200. On the first roll, maybe 2 of the 36 photos were affected by the light leak. In the second roll (...
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Do I need to cover my DSLR's viewfinder when using the LCD display? [duplicate]

I just read the manual of my camera, and it says that if you are using the LCD display to take shots, you should close the viewfinder with the plastic piece (I don't know its proper name), so the shot ...
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How to fix light leaks on black and white film in Photoshop?

I have some banding of light leaks on my b/w film. Some are totally white (overexposed), some may be recoverable (hopefully).How can I fix these in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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How do I cover the eyepiece of my canon 7D camera?

Is it worthwhile to try and cover the eyepiece of my camera when shooting remotely? Secondly how do I do it? I have been putting a piece of black sock on the camera, which is not good. I also tried ...
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Does a viewfinder cover really make a difference? [duplicate]

Does a viewfinder cover really make a difference? I've heard opinions from people that they are essential for scenarios such as shooting long exposure pictures. I'm just wondering if it is only a ...
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What is a good technique for reproducing "light leaks" in post production?

Light Leaks normally occur due to low quality or damaged sealing in a camera so that stray light can come in and expose the film in unwanted ways. It shows up as a colored glare or discoloration in ...
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