A7/A7R Light leaks reported + White Orbs issue?

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,807
Re: Leak confirmed on my A7 (1 photo)

Just tried mine under some direct light in the kitchen (25600, 30sec).

First test was with a body cap on. The result was a fairly uniform red frame.

Second was same setup in a dark room, to see whether light leak was the cause. Sure enough, this was dark grey instead of red.

Third was back under the lights with the kit zoom and its lens cap and hood. That was uniform almost black.

Last test was with a Fotasy Canon FD adapter and an nFD 35/2 with its cap on. This resulted in an almost black screen with a bit of a dim red streak in one corner. I guess the adapter does leak. It should be noted that the E-mount end of the adapter has thinner parts, especially the bayonet and tube wall, than the native kit zoom's mount.

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A7 with kit lens and a number of legacy lenses (mostly Canon FD)

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