Film issue or camera issue

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  1. acparsons

    acparsons Photo Hunter Supporting Member

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    Hello All,

    I'm trying to determine if the problem with my photos are with the film or the camera. Many of the photos have the white blotch on the left, is it a camera light leak? Any insight is appreciated.These were taken with a Yaschica 35.
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    [​IMG]47200001 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]47200006 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]47200009 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]47200026 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]47200036 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr


     
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    IanG No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Most likely a camera light leak. does it occur on the whole length of the roll of film.

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    Hello Ian,

    Thank you for your reply. It occurs on the whole length of the film, as shown in photo 2, 3, and 4. On some, there is no leak, like #5.
     
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    Light leak, probably at the film door hinge. That your only vertical shot(dog wash) shows no leakage suggests your hand covered the leak at the hinge or clasp end of the door. Just a guess...
     
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    Light leaks are very common with cameras made in Japan, especially those made after the 1960s when they started using foam light seals which deteriorate in time.
     
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    I think it's a light leak issue with the camera.
     
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    Can we see what the negative looks like?
     
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    I'll try to post sometime this week.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I searched online and found a tutorial on replacing the seals.
     

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