[rollei_list] Re: Rolleikin musing

I just remembered a trick with regards to light leaks and faulty velvet.  Don't 
pull the slide all the way out.  Place a mark on the slide where the tail end 
of it just covers the velvet.  Practice pulling it out to the mark and just 
leave it in during the shot.  This has always worked for me with the old leaky 
wood 4x5 and 8x10 film holders.   Of course by leaving it in, you no longer 
have the indicator to tell you if the film has been exposed or not.

Rob 
On Nov 17, 2009, at 12:46 PM, Dennis Purdy wrote:

> 
> On Nov 17, 2009, at 09:36, eroustom@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
>> I get the light leaks too Dennis. So far none have interfered with my 
>> images. 
>> For my neg exchange in (PS list) I'm trying to produce a negative using the 
>> sheet holder.
>> I think the sheet metal needs to be bent tight, but I haven't tried.
>> My problem with the plate adapter is the dust - working habits - but it 
>> still is a problem.
>> 
>> Elias
> 
> 
> The light leaks tend to be on the part of the film not used.  The metal on 
> the holders is very soft so you can make certain the masking area is tight 
> but the nap of the red velvet on the back just rubs right off, probably due 
> to age.  I talked to Todd Belcher about it once and he had no red velvet to 
> replace it so I have been thinking of getting some new black velvet and 
> gluing it in place.  
> 
> Working habits is an understatement.  So many things to train yourself to do 
> or not do,
> Dennis

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