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Final Update: Unsatisfying lens flare

Any one get this with their LCA+ RL (mine) or LCA/+?

Photo by adam_g2000

I wondered what it was at first, then realised It was recurring…

After browsing through my photo album last night I found this:

Photo by adam_g2000

I shot this with an entirely different camera, and the flare is there! So it’s not my camera, it has to be the scanner. Thanks to those who commented – I’ve got to the bottom of it!

LATEST: Cleaned the scanner bed. Problem seems to be gone. I hope this post helps anyone with a similar problem in the future… However, why is my LCA now chewing the sprockets holes in every film I run through it…

written by adam_g2000

23 comments

  1. atria007

    atria007

    woww is the same flare XD niceee ^_^

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  2. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @atria007 weird isn't it! Maybe it's a scratch or a hair or something. I can't see anything on the lens...

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  3. stitch

    stitch

    looks initially cool but i'm sure you got tired of it... nope i don't get it with my lca+

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  4. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    hang on a minute, it's not just a flare, there's other stuff, AND it's all identical. Could this be the scanner!!!! :( GRRRR.

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  5. atria007

    atria007

    maybe u have a reason then i think that is a hair too inside the lens 8) but is coolll

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  6. dragontw

    dragontw

    My LCA doesn't do it! If it did I would be highly annoyed and seriously don't think it's cool. It looks like lens dirt to me. Give the lens a good clean (or if you don't know how to do it...let a camera store do it for you) and I think that will solve your problem.

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  7. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @dragontw Thanks for the advice on this, though I realised today another shot had it, from a different camera. I can relax about the LCA!

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  8. juansupergen

    juansupergen

    that's strange but it's cool

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  9. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    Yikes, at least you eliminated the camera. Hope you narrow it down further and can fix.

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  10. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @neanderthalis I think I'll give the scanner a really, really good wipe and check it again next time I scan negs, which should be tomorrow.

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  11. kiri-girl

    kiri-girl

    Glad it wasn’t the LC-A Adam, its probably a minute dust particle… its our worst enemy in the lab and when scanning.. spending extra time on a job touching out finger prints and dust!!
    Have fun cleaning and buffing! It will be satisfying. On a sad note, I dropped my LC-A+ at the zoo on Sunday and its come loose on the top, so my next step is to try pull it apart and fix it, so fingers crossed.

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  12. lamp

    lamp

    Hope a good clean sorts it out for you :)

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  13. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @kiri-girl Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! I feel for you! PS: did you notice I plagarised you terribly in the last album I did? Look at the doubles from Paris (greeny ones, not red) and see if you can spot me copying your avatar shot!

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  14. kiri-girl

    kiri-girl

    Really!?! AWESOME!! I love that place!! I just wish they let us spend more time in there, the possibilities are endless! Il have a proper geeze on my lunch break :)

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  15. teofilomorim

    teofilomorim

    i like it this way! ahhaha :)

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  16. stitch

    stitch

    dang scanner hehe

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  17. k_melancholy

    k_melancholy

    Just call it a signature look ;)

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  18. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

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  19. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    @adam_g2000 I have noticed my LC-A+ has little film bits when I unload it. I think it just chews the feeder tab of the film when I unwind and it tries to release from take up spool. The rest of the negative seems fine. On the other hand, my wife had a Diana Mini that ate sprocket holes with a vengeance. Switching modes, not switching modes and different films it didn't matter. It would lock up and freeze or skip frames chewing up as it went. After much frustration she just tossed it. Not that it is what you want to do with your LCA. Just wanted to share frustration. I hope you get a solution.

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  20. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @neanderthalis aren't diana mini's famous for that foul behaviour? I'm going to run one more film through my LCA and if it does it again, see if LSI will look at it for me. I mean it's the RL model and they aren't going to be around forever.

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  21. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @neanderthalis aren't diana mini's famous for that foul behaviour? I'm going to run one more film through my LCA and if it does it again, see if LSI will look at it for me. I mean it's the RL model and they aren't going to be around forever.

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  22. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    @adam_g2000 Could you still be in the warranty period under LSI ? As for the Diana Mini, we did not know all that much about that model prior to receiving as a gift, but I am wary of buying another mini. I purchased a 35 back for the Diana F+ and like that better. Let us know how it works out with the RL .

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  23. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @neanderthalis definitely under warranty, thanks for pointing that out!

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