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    yashicamat TLR light leaks?

    Hey Apug,

    I have a Yashica-Mat LM Twin Lenses Reflex. I have had light leaks on the several of the rolls of 120 that I have run through the camera. Does anyone have any experience in how to fix light leaks in a tlr? I was planning to try to use black electric tape to seal the leaks but I don't know enough about TLRs to Know where I should start looking to tape to seal up the leaks.

    Thanks,
    Scott Hunnicutt

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Yashica-124G-Yas...aec0f&x=50&y=6

    OR possibly:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pre-Cut-Light-Se...57f2b&x=28&y=4

    Interslice has a great reputation. I would contact them to make sure these kits will work with your camera.

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    The most common light leaks are at the door. Either the seals a shot, they are generally felt and hardly ever wear out OR the door is bent out of shape.

    First find the leaks.

    Put a bright flash light at the taking lens with it wide open n shutter opened.

    Shut the light in the room, look for your leaks at all the seams and the extend the focus all the way out n look behind the lenses as well.

    What did you find?
    Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.

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    I think that I didn't have the door shut all the way. I just noticed there is a latch on the front of the camera that the door is supposed to latch on in order to keep it closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schunn99 View Post
    I think that I didn't have the door shut all the way. I just noticed there is a latch on the front of the camera that the door is supposed to latch on in order to keep it closed.

    That'd do it.



 

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