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  1. Battou

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    I just got my test roll from the leica back and it's ****ed up something feirce.

    Now I just need to figure out wether this is the body, the lens or if the opperator and processors are to blame (unlikely but) and whether or not it needs to go out for an overhaul. Below is a quick scan of the negs, notice all the light speckles all over it, including between frames as well as the frame spacing inconsistency. What would cause that?

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    I'm not all that knowledgeable, but to me it looks like it might've been a roll of bad film.

    Is the surface of the scanner clean? There's some things on that image that looks like it might be dirt and dust from the scanner bed.
     
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    Both are valid possibilities, I seldom use the flatbed scanner for film so there is almost definatly some debris from my sketch book paper from my drawings in there, like I said that was a quick scan. I was planning on rescanning it if need be but...

    As for bad film....that is possible, but given the track record of where I buy film in my experience (that being fairly good) it makes me a little hesitent to load a new roll and retry it.

    Should I try another roll first?
     
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    I see two very real possibilities.

    1. Vicious light leaks.
    2. Bad processing. I have seen my negs come out like this when I fubared the developer.
     
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    That worries me a bit, during my initial inspection of the camera I saw no indication of light leek, as well as the fact the camera was in it's leather carrying case at all times with the lens cover on and the top of the carrying case over it when not in use.

    That would indicate that if it is in fact light leek it happened during use.

    Bad processing is always a concern of mine, but given this was sent with two other rolls that came out fine, the chances of that are considerably slimmer.
     
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    A few questions:

    -(apologies inserted here) Can you remind me what type of Leica you have?

    -it seems you have shot Fuji film. Are the speckles on the frames only or are they to be found below, above and in between the frames?


    The film seems to have been developed ok, IMHO, since the coded bars at the bottom seem clear and well formed.

    The weird spacing worries me, you might need to have a CLA for that camera.

    Now, for the light leaks... where are they exactly? What part of the frame(s)?
     
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    IIIf Black Syncro Seen in this thread, Confirmed legit on another site.

    They are found on frame and in between but not above or below.

    A required CLA will not suprise me given it's age.

    As for light leeks I am really just trying to figure out if they are the cause of the speckles.
     
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    Shouldn't be light leaks on that camera, as the film door is self-sealing. How's the shutter sound? Are the times on? Take off the lens and inspect the shutter cloth. Is it deteriorated? Snap the shutter and inspect that cloth. It's possible the shutter is shot and needs to be replaced.
     
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    It sounds good and quiet...but then again I had never shot one prior to this one.

    During my initial inspection I did note that ther was some visable ware to the cloth, but it did not look drastic, perhaps I misjudged it.


    Given the replies It would seem as though I am looking at sending it out for service. That said... How much is that going to hurt the wallet?
     
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    It's a Leica. I think getting one of those serviced is like getting a Porsche serviced ;-)
     
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    ...If I could afford to drive a Porche I would not be worried :(
     
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    Could it be a problem due to pinholes in the cloth shutter?
     

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