Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/16

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Subject: [Leica] Question on lens switching
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Thu Sep 16 12:27:18 2004

There should be two curtains keeping that from happening. It might imply
a light leak that is out of the usual light path from lens to film. Ken
Ruth claimed that the Hexar RF had a design flaw that left an inherent
light leak. He fixed Bob Shell's with some felt. Was it your Hexar
[gasp!] or a Leica [heresy!]?

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Wade
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 1:57 PM
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Subject: [Leica] Question on lens switching

I noticed on some negs I shot this morning that every frame where I
lenses is fogged.


Does this mean my shutter isn't lightproof or that you just shouldn't
lenses with film in it?  Or should I maybe shade it significantly before
switching?  I did this on both my Hexar and my M6 and the M6 is the only
showing fogging when the lens was off.


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