Hi! I'm a new forum member. My X-700 occasionally leaks light - I get light purplish "fogging". Also, once in a while, a band - often light amber - appears across part of the photo (I've been shooting print film for the past couple of years). I've heard that this may indicate a shutter curtain problem, as well. Are there any places that will still repair X-700 SLRs? Please let me know, thank you.
By any chance is the purplish fogging happening on TMAX100 B&W film?
I've noticed this in prints from KODAK HD400, UC100 and UC400 film. I first noticed this apparently random and infrequent discoloration about two years ago. One of the film developers told me something about "light in the lens", but I guess it didn't sink in, so to speak. So, when I got film developed, about a week or two ago, and saw the problem in a few prints, I asked another developer. This time I was told that a camera "light leak" was definitely responsible. So, I went home, carefully checked the camera body, and found small cracks in it, near the pentaprism housing. My conclusion is that light leaks in, if pressure is placed on the housing in certain ways.
'Bottom line is, still: Who performs good repairs on X-700s? Thanks in advance for any useful info you may provide.
For good repairs I suggest The Camera Trader just outside of Denver. I have had fantastic experiences with them with my x370 Check em out: http://www.thecameratrader.com/
I'd recomend John Tettington. Contact him at: JTCamera@aol.com
He specializes in older cameras like the SRT and X series cameras.