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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    For modern fast panchromatic films it is best to cover the window with black electrical tape when it is not being used. From my experience the paper backing may not provide enough protection in strong light.
    This is my experience too. "Fast" starts at 200 ASA.

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    i had this happen sometimes when my roll of film wasn't tightly wound around the spool.
    and i didn't unload the film in dim light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitya138 View Post
    Thanks for the replies. Actually, I don't think the cameras themselves leak. When I refered to "light traps" I meant the slit on the film cartridge itself through which the film is extracted and re-wound. I'm going to get to the bottom of this somehow.

    There is no light trap on 120 roll film....your comment is confusing! Kal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitya138 View Post
    When I refered to "light traps" I meant the slit on the film cartridge itself through which the film is extracted and re-wound.
    Your describing 35mm film, not 120.

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    If you read the OP's original post then I don't see how he can be talking about 35mm cassettes given the equipment he used but I have no idea to what he is referring either other than the slit in the middle of the 120 spool into which the backing paper is fed but equally I can't see how this could be listed as the potential problem.

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    [QUOTE=Bob-D659;1215342]120 is on a spool with paper backing, not in a cartridge like 35mm film.

    Very embarrasing. What the hell was I thinking? I guess my mind was in 35mm mode when I wrote that.
    Anyway, thanks for all the input.
    Bblhed- great tips, thanks. Just spent the last three weeks bouncing around Sichuan, so I haven't been able to try them out yet, but plan to do so soon. I really liked the exposures that weren't marred, so I hope I can get things straightened out eventually.

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