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Phoenix and The Light Leaks

Hey friends! Can I ask you all something? I hope you can answer it. Oh by the way, Phoenix is the name of my Horizon Perfekt :D

Why is my horizon shots always have this light leaks on the left side of the photo? is it a light leaks? I’ve been wondering…

Here’s some shots with the left side light leaks.

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

Photo by adi_totp

My friend, neja asked me “why it is always blurry on the edges?”
I think because the light leaked through the backdoor.
But until now, I don’t know the real problem about this light leaks going on my horizon shots.

Maybe some of you know the problem. Please help me :D
Thank you

written by adi_totp

24 comments

  1. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    i'm not sure why your horizon leaks, but it seems so cool! so just let it be! :D

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  2. pangmark

    pangmark

    maybe lens flare, from the outside? ; 0

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  3. c-yusuke

    c-yusuke

    The same thing happens sometimes my Horizon.
    I also want to know why!

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  4. c-yusuke

    c-yusuke

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  5. guitarleo

    guitarleo

    Don't really know, but I think the lens didn't close nicely, then become over expose.

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  6. lukaaus

    lukaaus

    Its part of Phoenix's personality...?

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  7. ej_enriquez

    ej_enriquez

    I'm no expert on the camera and how it actually functions but I think there must be some kind of bump that delays the slit when it moves to the left and in part lets more light leak in. Some of the gears may have come out of place or whatever mechanism actually turns the slit and lens. Look into the warranty if it's too bothersome? I read they cover the camera for two years!
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  8. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @eva_eva oh thank you very much for your kind word,eva. yeah, I think I'll shoot even more with the horizon :D

    @pangmark maybe. thanks for the reply my friend

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  9. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @c-yusuke yes, we have the same problem my friend! I checked your albums.

    @guitarleo that's one good reason. I want to know all possibility :D thanks

    @lukaaus waaaaah.. Maybe! Phoenix!

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  10. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @ej_enriquez
    "but I think there must be some kind of bump that delays the slit when it moves to the left and in part lets more light leak in. Some of the gears may have come out of place or whatever mechanism actually turns the slit and lens" yes, I agree with what you said. I think it's the interior part of the camera. Maybe I should clean the gear. :D
    thanks my friend!

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  11. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    don't have a clue adi. how i wish i own a perfekt. haha. still can't afford one. anyways, the light leaks don't bother me at all. perhaps it's part of phoenix's charm.

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  12. sandkorn

    sandkorn

    as far as I know, it occurs when the swing motion of the lens is not running smoothly. caused by dirt/dust so the lens drum is sticking, slowing down somehow during exposure and therefor letting in more light. best way to fix this is to clean the mechanism, a local shop that sells analogue cameras should be able to do that for you. hope that helps :)

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  13. sandkorn

    sandkorn

    as far as I know, it occurs when the swing motion of the lens is not running smoothly. caused by dirt/dust so the lens drum is sticking, slowing down somehow during exposure and therefor letting in more light. best way to fix this is to clean the mechanism, a local shop that sells analogue cameras should be able to do that for you. hope that helps :)

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  14. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @ sherwin
    I hope you'll get your own horizon as soon as possible :D yeaah! hahahaha love that statement! "perhaps it's part of phoenix's charm" yes, maybe it is :D thanks for the reply,sherwin! :D

    @sandkorn
    yes! I really should clean the mechanism. yeah, I think the dirt/dust is full on the interior of the camera. lazy me! thank you very much it really helps :D thanks!

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  15. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    This is what @otakatsu said to me :

    I do not have this problem before, the only problem I had with my perfekt was the turning knob which oftens breaks the film apart. I got it fixed TWICE plus a clean in the film area too. I don't think this is light leaks, more like the interior problem of the camera... It looks more like is the dirt or the two roller in the camera that could be the problem, have a look at it and try to clean it. I once read before that this guy brought his horizon out for a whole day under a hot sun, I guess maybe the roller gets heated up, horizon is black, u knw the physics... maybe you should try another roll of film and give it a try.

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  16. istionojr

    istionojr

    di kyny itu selalu muncul d pas lensa putar mau berhenti, kyny sih pas dsitu deh. jangan sampe ini beneran penyakit ke perfekt, coba laporin lomography syp tau d tanggepin.

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  17. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @istionojr
    iya ga. Kayanya itu masalah di dalam kamera. Baca lagi deh komen komen di atas. Gw udah tau penyakitnya dimana. hehehe

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  18. istionojr

    istionojr

    hmm icic, so just let the technicion floor know about it adi. you are about to improve, straight say, appearing the horizon perfekt #2!

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  19. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @istionojr hahaha yes! horizon perfekt #2!

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  20. ho0la

    ho0la

    adi ..i think the problem is like @ej_enriquez and @sandkorn said..my friend also got problem like this..but only happen when advance the film cause of the shutter mechanism not closed properly..but in your case i think it because the shutter swinging slow at that part, maybe your horizon mechanical part to let the lens swing got some kind of problem, maybe the rotating gear not in proper place or the teeth of gear got some faulty...just my 2cent..

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  21. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @ho0la thank you for your kind reply. Yes, I totally agree with you, @ej_enriquez and @sandkorn . There's something about the shutter mechanism. I'm gonna check it after I finished my film. Thank you my friend! :D

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  22. kokakoo

    kokakoo

    i also agree with @ej_enriquez and @sandkorn. you have to send repairman or lomography if it has warranty. my horizon sometime has this problem especially when i shoot low speed. good luck man! ,-)

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  23. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @kokakoo thanks for the reply :D right now I'm still searching what's the problem and doing some test shots with the horizon. Hopefully the light leaks are gone. Thanks :D

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  24. stouf

    stouf

    Mmm I agree with what is being said. This overexposure must be caused by a slower rotation... If it is under warranty, send it back. If not, I think it is quite a tricky camera to dismount... But if you ever try, tell me how it went bro' ! Good luck ! : )

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