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Hi all, 

Just had my M6 CLA’d due to a light leak around the shutter curtains. They are demonstrating some curling and leave a light leak when a frame is left in the gate for too long. The tech replaces the baffles among other things but I can still see a bit of light at the edges when shining a bright light. He claims that is normal and his other Leicas also have this. Can anyone attest if that is true by checking your shutter curtain edges when shining a bright light inside? 
 

much obliged

Boe

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The latest baffles are made of a synthetic material to give them more flexibility and a longer life. Ask your technician if the latest version was installed.

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Yes it's perfectly normal, as you can see on this forum all photos made with film Leica's have the same overexposed central strip just like your photo above! It's designed like that so people can tell instantly that a Leica was made to take the photo (and they know that the photographer is a person of exceedingly good taste).

Don't however confuse this with the 'Leica Glow' which is something else.

 

 

Seriously though, you need to return to your tech and get him to fix the camera properly.

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