Weird black spot over negatives creating a haze

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  1. Braders487

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    Been getting a weird haze destroying my images took to the repair place in london which supposedly knew how to fix saying was light leak but appears not to be and now they say the camera is perfectly fine. EVen the people at the printing place had no clue cant find anything similar online. Is it the camera? its happened on every roll ive shot on this camera since i got it last year from london camera exchange. leaks onto multiple frames IMG_0672.JPG


     
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    My first thought was light leak, as well - either in the camera or in the processing. Is there another lab you can use?
     
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    I've used about 5-6 labs and every roll since I bought the camera has been like this despite changing light seals twice.
     
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    Perhaps hanging shutter
     
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    The shutter is working perfectly :(
     
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    It's hard it's hard for me to see the image on my mobile, but it looks like someone opened up the camera back when the film was about two-thirds of the way through.
     
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    camera back never been opened this has happened on all of my 20 plus rolls ive shot and random interms of placement and frequency
     
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    I would sacrifice a roll and let time elapse before advancing film and taking new exposure. In fact I would leave lenscap on and run shutter a couple of extra times on each exposure.

    If black area is confined to individual frames, it may be an ntermittent sticky shutter that sticks then clears.
     
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    looking at the negative it appears that it is leaking off of the frame and the guys at the development place said that was strange that the image hidden in this haze is pinpoint sharp. sometimesthe image is completely not visible though
     
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    There is a light leak in the back of the camera. It is not happening during film processing. It is not related to activation of the shutter. Repair/replace light seals in camera back.

    light_leak.jpg

    Joe

    Oops! Got the take-up spool film cassette directions reversed. Conclusion remains unchanged.
     
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    thats what i thought but they say the seels are fine and literally just had them fixed for second time :(
     
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    Then they are incompetent. Good luck.

    Joe
     

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