Leica R5 photos

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Hi all Leica Users,

about 3 weeks ago I bought a used R5 with a summicron 50/2 (1st version). The camera is in a very good condition, the speeds and all electronics are running well. Today I received the first film (Superia Reala 100). Nearly all prints are perfect but two of them, the first and the fourth photo are showing bright bars. Please look at this link, I scanned the two photos!


I checked the light seals, but they are still acceptable!

What's the reason of this? Thanks for all comments Cris

-- Cristjan (gooneybird@gmx.net), March 13, 2002


Were the first and fourth frames sitting there for a while before you actually exposed them? Looks like a light leak if I ever saw one.

-- Anon Terry (anonht@yahoo.com), March 13, 2002.

I made this film on one day, so the frames weren't sitting for a long time!

-- Cristjan (gooneybird@gmx.net), March 13, 2002.

As The two spots are on different places I don't expect it to be light leaks. Maybe something was wrong with the film or in the lab. I would say, try another film

-- ReinierV (rvlaam@xs4all.nl), March 14, 2002.

Puzzling. My kneejerk reaction would be to blame the lab, but who knows?

-- rob (rob@robertappleby.com), March 14, 2002.

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