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Streaks of light in some of my pictures

I have a standard 35mm camera and some of my pictures end up with streaks of light in what otherwise could be a perfect picture. I have cleaned the lens, etc... I would appreciate any other suggestions

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If the streaks are parallel, you probably have holes in the shutter curtains as the other solution says. If NOT, you may be getting internal reflections because of a light source near or just out of the picture area (visible in finder if SLR). Reposition lighting or take different camera position to fix this-oh, yeah, make sure the lens is clean, too. If this only happens with flash, your shutter may be sticking open longer than it should, in which case you should take it to be looked at.

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There is probably a pinhole in the shutter curtain. Open the back and check for pinholes with a bright light. If there are a small number of holes they can be easily patched. If the curtain is full of holes the curtain will have to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 01, 2006

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