Possibly a light leak?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Weaving Wax, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Weaving Wax

    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, I took some pictures the other night and some pictures had that a "fog" in it but not others.

    A picture from that night:

    [​IMG]

    Everything was ok...

    This was a picture from the same night...

    [​IMG]

    Although I did use a flashlight in that one..

    The next day I decided to finish the roll and decided to use the bulb feature in broad day light on passing traffic, the same thing happened..

    Here:

    [​IMG]

    My question is, could a light leak develop half-way though a roll?
     
  2. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Looks like a light leak to me.. How does the negative look and what kind of camera. Or is it digital. If it's film does the fog go out past the edge of the film frame onto what would normally be the blank edge.
     
  3. Weaving Wax

    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the reply. I am using film. It's a Canon EOS 650. From looking at the negitive, it seems like in between the photos with the light, there are big black spots taking up a frame and a half..which bleeds into the pictures...
     
  4. rabidzoomer

    rabidzoomer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    deffinent leak. I would possibly use a new pod for your film because it might be the film pod itself in the camera.
     
  5. Weaving Wax

    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm not sure I know what that is...
     
  6. ladyphotog

    ladyphotog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Do you process this or did you take it to a lab?
     
  7. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Okay,

    If it crosses the spot where the film blanks should be then it is happening most likely from the camera back not having a good seal. If it was a shutter problem it would most likely be inside the film area not the spaces between the film as well.

    How old is the camera? did you accidentally open the back and not know it. Was there more than one spot like it. see if the back is loose even after it is locked..

    I'm not familiar with the canon so I have no idea how old that model is. Sounds a lot like an open back....
     
  8. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    good point lady could have been post camera as well
     
  9. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    This is a longshot but how long was your exposure? it's possible if you had too long an exposure and your shots were extremely over-exposed that the loght bled over to the other frame. I would shoot another roll in normal comditions before you decide you have a light leak and send the camera out for repair.
     
  10. Weaving Wax

    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well, as much as I'd love to develop my own film, I can't..so I take it to a wolfs camera.

    The back seems to be pretty well sealed, plus it didn't do this on every photo. What you said about the shutter seems to make sense. On some of the pictures taken, the shutter will stick. Sometimes it takes forever for the mirror to come back. Like the ones with the flashlight. But, the ones taken in the day time the shutter was fine, set to 2000, the highest speed available on my camera.

    I bought the camera on ebay 2 months ago and this is the first roll this has happened with. I don't know the actual age of the camera. There are 2 black spots towards the end of the roll.

    The black spots take up an entire frame. 2 of them. They are 1 frame apart. It does bleed into the frames next to them..
     
  11. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Okay here is my uneducated guess. but first the taking forever is just a slow shutter speed because you are in a very low on light situation. Nothing to worry about.

    The black most likely was caused by the processing, but as suggested earlier shoot it again with all daylight. Have just the negs processed to save money on a test.

    Then shoot it a inside with low light stuff. and have it processed just negs to save money. If it doesnt happen again dont worry about it. If it does then you might want to have someone look at the camera's back.

    I think i would try to shoot some color film since the processing of it might be a little more automated and less likely to be susepatable to leaks. But just for the test after that do anything you like. What you want to know now is just whether this will happen again.

    What say you lady
     
  12. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    That’s likely because then you are holding the camera by the body, doing 1 of 2 think or maybe both. But most likely it is force of your hand pushing on the back that is sealing the leak tight or your hand is blocking the leak, Do the leaks seem to be at the start and end of series of frames shot at one time?
     

Share This Page