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    Hasselblad light leak

    I have a problem. Hasselblad 503CW. Is that a light leak or a result of my developing?
    Thank you for help
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    Most likely a light leak, same place almost every time.

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    Changing light seals would help? Or it's something else?
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    Given the position, it's almost certainly the darkslide light seal. They are easy to replace and available from Hasselblad for reasonable cost, or ebay or some people roll their own.

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    I had to replace the seals on three backs -- a A24 and an A16 off e-bay and the original A12 new in 2002 -- I read up on it in the Hasselblad Historical site -- then I went to a fellow member of my Camera Club who has a workshop and he ehlped me to undo all the screws ! They were very tight! Then he gave me some foam. I cut some foam to the same size with a razor blade -- one back had the fold-over plastic bit all disintegrated so I could not use it again but I cut some 120 film to size and folded that over then pushed in the foam and it all worked, once I had got all the pesky screws back again !
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    Thanks, I'll try to replace the seal then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxpete View Post
    I had to replace the seals on three backs -- a A24 and an A16 off e-bay and the original A12 new in 2002 -- I read up on it in the Hasselblad Historical site -- then I went to a fellow member of my Camera Club who has a workshop and he ehlped me to undo all the screws ! They were very tight! Then he gave me some foam. I cut some foam to the same size with a razor blade -- one back had the fold-over plastic bit all disintegrated so I could not use it again but I cut some 120 film to size and folded that over then pushed in the foam and it all worked, once I had got all the pesky screws back again !
    You're extremely lucky that worked. 120 film is not opaque...

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    Looks like a light leak to me. There is a guy on ebay that sells a kit with the foil and foam. Takes about 15 minutes the first time and maybe 5 the second. Easy.

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    It is definitely the light seal. Replace it.

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