Hey buranlad, welcome aboard.
Thanks for the welcome.
I have a leak that you might find interesting as it is rather unusual (meaning of all the "LL" images I have looked at, I have not seen one quite like it).
It appears to be perhaps a mechanical issue (as though the back was not completely engaged with the body) rather than classic "LL" rays.
It looks as though the light was penetrating near the gear engagement between the body and back.
But... the body/back performed fine... meaning that there were no hints of an issue until processing.
Is it possible this happened during handling/processing of the film?
The gear was a 553ELX and E24 back, both in excellent, serviced shape. The film was 220 Kodak 160VC Portra. The "LL" was through the entire roll.
Below is a link to an "average" example from the roll. Some frames were much worse, some a lot better.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts/insights!
That looks like it must have happended during processing, yes. Or rather, during handling of the film before processing.
Not a leaky back.
By the way: the image is upside down and left right reversed in the back. So the leaks are not on the side of the mechanical interface of camera's and back's mechanisms. But that doesn't say much really: light can leak in on one side, and hit the film on the other side (as typical dark slide slot seal leaks show).
Can you show the frames that are affected worst?
First, @Q.G. I have read a million of your posts here and elsewhere, a pleasure to "emeet" you finally!
OK... I have uploaded two more frames... the worst and the best from the roll.
While going through the frames, especially the worst one... it seems more evident that this was indeed a handling issue. So much so, that I feel stupid now for thinking otherwise!
I would, of course, love to hear what everyone thinks!
They should be accessible from the same link I previously provided... then click on my "photostream" -they will be titled Worst and Best respectively.
My developer just emailed... found a fault with the changing bag used! It has been "retired!"
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