Strange lines

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  1. sbelyaev

    sbelyaev Member

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    I discovered strange vertical lines on my negatives. They are about 1.5cm apart and visible on each negative. Sometimes one of this lines falls on a space between the frames.
    Is it a light leak or a problem with a shutter? May be something else?
    Camera - Leica MP. It has never had this problem before.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. lens_hacker

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    Does it extend the entire way across the negative, Past the sprockets?

    If so, probably a light leak from the back door.

    Ever-ready cases- the last defense against a light leak...
     
  3. sbelyaev

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    Yes, they do extend all the way across the negatives.
    Probably you are correct.
    Thank you.
     
  4. Christopher Walrath

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    Do the lines get closer together as the roll progesses? Could be a light leak in the film canister, the distance decreasing as the circumference of the film on the roll decreases. Just a thought.