by Dirk Moeller
Turns out, you can read about a camera for days on and completely miss out on a light leak problem. I read yesterday and in a thread on G+ about the Fuji X-T1 that this camera - guess what ?! - has a light leak problem. And so, was mentioned in there, does the Sony A7.
That needed to be verified, so I grabbed the camera, put on a 28 and two ND filters stacked to 4.8 in total. 60 seconds later (I didn't bother much with the focussing as you see) it was confirmed.
So, what to do?
Well, turns out, the solution is simple and I immediately tried it out.
Some people say it's caused by the spacing between the lens and the lens mount. In my case it was the space between the lens adapter and the lens.
Oh, and here is the solution. I stocked up on these and keep them in my bags for now: hair bands. Simple as that. Put them over the connecting part, they stay there neatly and block all incoming light from the sides.
So, all is back to good and normal. As you can see here, the resolution of the sensor is remarkable, the lenses are the limiting factor.
So, a minor setback with the leak, but overall, I am still impressed and happy ;)