Light leak on film? New seals maybe?


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 22:52
Well I can confirm light seals for a ME Super fit exactly the Program A

Bought from here
https://ntphotoworks.com/product/replacement-light-seal-kit-pentax-me-me-super-m...
Gareth
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Flan

Link Posted 16/04/2021 - 18:04
Good to know cardiffgareth. Have you fitted them yourself and was it an easy task?

womble

Link Posted 16/04/2021 - 21:50
Flan wrote:
Good to know cardiffgareth. Have you fitted them yourself and was it an easy task?

It is pretty easy especially if you aren't cack-handed like me. Biggest job is getting the sticky goo out of the channels around the door in the first place. It takes me ages and a lot of cocktail sticks.
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Flan

Link Posted 16/04/2021 - 23:37
thanks wobble, i have already started the goo removal and your correct it takes time. the pressing in of the new light seals is what i should have referred too , as in is do the new light seals have an adhesive side making it tricky as the channels have dept
Last Edited by Flan on 16/04/2021 - 23:41

Flan

Link Posted 17/04/2021 - 00:04
Apologies womble, i spelt your name incorrectly

womble

Link Posted 17/04/2021 - 08:17
Getting the new ones in wasn't too bad. The channel is quite tight but use a blunt object to push the new seal in. Some people use a type of yarn which also works very well and stays in by friction.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 26/04/2021 - 22:43
FFS! I'm not having much luck with the Program A! Sorted out the light leaks and it's still not right! I think the shutter is playing up now looking at these new negs with fresh film!




Cut my loses and get another film body?!
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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Freckles

Link Posted 28/04/2021 - 08:55
Gareth, I think that is a light leak as it runs right accross the emulsion. A shutter issue would only show on the exposed part of the negative.
Andy.
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