While we're talking about rolleiflex: leak repair

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by walter23, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. walter23

    walter23 Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Victoria BC
    4x5 Format
    I have a beautiful old rolleiflex automat III which occasionally gave light leaks. After some use and looking over my rolls of negatives I've figured out that they occur when I focus really close; ie, some internal bellows or light baffle must be leaking when the lens plate moves all the way forward.

    Any tips for repair? I have a roll of film in it now that I've got to use up (on distant subjects :wink:), so I haven't been able to look inside to figure out if I can see anything obvious, but I don't remember anything like this.