Re: Camera light leak (was: Re: Autoclaving...)

From: Etienne Garbaux ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/09/05-12:58:26 AM Z
Message-id: <p05210601be2f62a8926f@[192.168.1.100]>

Katharine wrote:

> Now, if someone could help me figure out where the light leak in my new
> pinhole camera is coming from, which has been making me tear my hair out
> for two days, I'd be in business.

The best way I've found to find light leaks in cameras is to put a nice,
bright light bulb inside the camera and take it into the darkroom.
Depending on the camera, this can be a 100w bulb on a cord, or a high
intensity flashlight bulb on pigtail leads. You don't absolutely have to
seal the whole body for most leaks -- they can be apparent even with the
back off. For tiny leaks, you may have to seal it up correspondingly more
to spot them.

Best regards,

etienne
Received on Wed Feb 9 01:38:24 2005

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