Hello and Help please!?

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  1. Smeghead

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    Hello, I'm new to this forum and fairly new to photography as well. My name is Peter and I am a filmmaker from Seattle, WA. I just got into photography as a hobby this summer after my uncle gave me an old Minolta XG-1. I'm posting this because I have been experiencing a problem after I get my photos back from being processed. On a number of pictures there seems to be a strange glare down the left side of the picture.

    here is an example.(sorry it's so big)
    http://ripway.com/members/getfile.asp?file=\55130002%2Ejpg

    Can anyone tell me what may cause this? Is it the type of film, where I'm pointing the camera, the camera itself, a filter I'm using?

    thanks in advance.:wink:
     
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    I'm a newbie too, but was interested in your photo, however the link you provide takes me to a log in page. Look for a link directly to your photo on the site and use that link.

    hope this helps,
    Terri
     
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    Hi Smeghead and welcome. You can also use photobucket. Be sure to not go over 800 pixels wide (600 is better ;))
     
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    :^(
     
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    Sorry, I don't know. Looks as though you got a bad roll of film, maybe a bad batch. How old and which type is it?
     
  7. Might it be a light leak?
     
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    light leak would also be my guess. Check the seals around the film door.
     
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    A light leak with film would cause massive overexposure and the processed print would be whiteout, without an image present I cant see any overexposure here, the glare on the water is caused by underexposure as the majority of the scene is dark, you need to compensate for the brightness of the scene by overexposing 1 to 2 stops. H
     
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    Did this happen with more than 1 roll? do you have other examples?
     
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    Heya Smeghead (or Peter! :D) and welcome to ThePhotoForum.
    Sorry, I had to download your photo onto my computer to have Photoshop open it at only 25% of its size, else I would never have been able to view it properly.

    What I then saw, however, also suggests light leak to me. Which can be minimal, so not all your film needs to be totally ruined from it. Back in the old film days (for me), I even sometimes happened to forget I still had a film in the camera and accidentally opened it, and only the photo of the strip that was out at the front was ALL lost then, and the one before and the one behind got "flames" (red light "smears" moving in from the exposed side to the middle of the photo), but no more. So it would not surprise me too much if an older camera had some leaks, minute ones, but so they could allow for this bit of additional light to enter.
     
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    You said it appears on many [not all ] of the photos, so I'm thinking it might be, not sure for the technical term for this, but it happens sometimes when the film is re-wound, especially in older cameras without an automatic film rewind. My Yashica TL Electro sometimes does this. As you turn the handle, the film doesn't rewind at an even rate back into the canister and this dragging, I was told, forms a static charge or something that builds up and causes lines to form on some of the prints.

    You'll have to firgive me, my skills are rusty, its been years, but when I had a similar problem with my Yashica in the 70's I was told this is what the problem was caused by. Hope I've been of some help.
     

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