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    Looks like fog to me, but not from the camera. If it were, the fog patches could not be at right angles the way they appear to be. At least that is my working opinion right now.

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    Well, the test roll says it isn't the camera; I got a complete roll of clean, unfogged frames. I'll talk to the guy at the lab tomorrow and see what he says, but it looks as if the fogging (or whatever) must have happened in processing rather than in camera.

    For them as asked, by the way, it's a Wirgin 35mm stereo camera from the 1950s, basically two Edixas stuck together. As far as I can tell, it doesn't have foam light seals like modern SLRs, so much as light traps created by overlapping metal layers. I think it would be quite flattered if it were aware that someone mistook it for a Hasselblad. :-)

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    Well, I spoke too soon; on closer examination of the test roll I did find similar, but very minimal, fogging in a couple of places. So I worked out where on the camera the light leak would have to be, took the camera out in bright sunny conditions today, and made sure to fiddle around with pressure from different directions on that area---and lo and behold, the resulting roll exhibits substantial chunks of fog, though nothing nearly as drastic as the colour roll that started this thread.

    So I've got an inconsistent light leak, and I'm off to figure out what to do about it. I guess a good first effort would be to just put electrical tape over the section I think is leaking, after loading the camera, and verify that that actually does fix it.

    Thanks again for all the analyses and suggestions.

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    Nathan Tenny
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    The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
    -The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_

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