Light Leak on Mamiya RZ67 Pro

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by CJHarky, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. CJHarky

    CJHarky Member

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    I have recently purchased a used Mamiya RZ67 pro and put my first roll of film through. It seems I have a light leak which is evident on most but not all of the photos.
    The leak is always in the same position and is evident in both landscape and portrait formats. The strength of the light leak varies on the affected photos.
    Does anyone have any ideas where it might be coming from based on the attached image.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     

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  2. noacronym

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    Replace all foam on any old camera purchase. Rule 1. Anybody can do it by using your noggin and taking your time. Not doing so is a total waste to even put film in it.
     
  3. Marc B.

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    Your attached image is sideways, but am assuming the photo was shot with the back in portrait mode.
    The leak appears at the bottom of the photo, so, that means the leak is at the top of your back.

    When you take photos with the back oriented in landscape mode, is the leak always on the right side of image?
    If so, that means the leak is due to the back, not the camera. Your leak is probably at the hinge or hinge end.

    Is the back in question a 'RZ Pro' film back, or a 'RZ Pro II' film back?
    You can change the seals in the RZ Pro film backs. The RZ Pro II's use a light trap configuration...no seals.

    My two cents,
    Marc
     
  4. CJHarky

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    Thanks for the responses. My first venture into MF!
    Marc, yes the picture was taken in portrait mode (the attached image was just a pic from my phone) with the leak at the bottom of the image. In landscape format the leak appears on the right side of the photo.
    the back is the 'pro' not the 'pro II' so sounds as though it is the back with the leak and I need to replace the seals.
     
  5. fatboy22

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    These guys sell a great light seal kit for the RB, just bought 2 of them, good instructions. Great price

    http://aki-asahi.com/


    Jamie