A7/A7R Light leaks reported + White Orbs issue?

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
The Lotus Eater
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Re: A7/A7R Light leaks reported + White Orbs issue?
In reply to captura, Feb 14, 2014

I have the light leak issue on my new A7.  I tested with the 28-70 kit lens (lens cap on), ISO 25600, 30s.  I'm certain it is the mount causing the issue.

I firstly took a shot with the mount's infamous 3 o'clock position facing out of the window towards a bright sky, and I got the familiar crescent of light in the corner of the shot.

When I repeated the test, but with my finger wrapped around the 3 o'clock position of the mount to block the light, there was no light leak.

I did this three times and the result was the same.

The question is what to do now.  I kind of wish I hadn't done the test, as the issue is unlikely to affect any of the type of photography I do, but it is an issue that shouldn't have got past QC and does slightly dent my confidence in the overall build quality of the camera.

I could return it for a refund while I can and wait it out to see what happens, or I could simply ignore it and carry on...

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