Some vertical black smudges.

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Autonerd Senior Member • Posts: 1,944
Re: Some vertical black smudges.

British Jonathan wrote:

Okay so having done further digging, one of my 58 1.4s has sticky aperture blades that don't close as far or as quickly as they ought to. Could that be it?

I don't think so. An aperture that moves slowly will affect the whole image, not part of it.

My guess is this is either a shutter issue (second curtain hanging up, which I have seen on another older Minola SLR) or *possibly* a processing issue. What does the edge writing on the film look like below the black areas? Is the whole film (sprockets and all) clear or is there a proper border around the pics, edge writing intact, and the light (negative) areas only within the frame of the picture?


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