Chararistics of a light leak? Door or film canister?

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  1. ToddB

    ToddB Member

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    Hey guys,

    Most of you know that I have an Nikon FE that I shoot with. I noticed this past wekend when I developed some film that I noriced a little some frames that some very slight light exposure. Whats the chararistics of a light contamination due to camera or failing film canister? I should mention too that it doesn't happen all the way throught the roll.Any help would be good. I examined the the way the door shuts on FE anf the is a little ledge that goes between a channal on the camera body. No foam for light baffle.

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  2. Alex Muir

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    I think there should be foam in the channel around the door. I have re-done seals on two FEs, and I'm sure I removed foam from top and bottom channels, together with some at each end. I used a pre-cut kit to replace it. The exact location of the light marks on the negatives should help identify the problem. Alex
     
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    Light leak from the camera will usually be in the same place on each negative. If the light leak is in the cassette then, because the film is in a roll, the light leak will be in a slightly different place on each negative.
     
  4. ToddB

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    Hey P, from what you discribed.. it's the canister.. Thanks. In the trash it goes.

    Todd