Yesterday I was attempting to shoot some self-portraits with my SX-70 Alpha 1 mounted to my tripod, when I kind-of tripped over it in somewhat of a creative frenzy (where I lose control of my limbs, apparently) as I was maneuvering around my crowded little studio. It was flung off the mount and fell hard on the tile floor is what happened. When I picked it up, I was grateful that nothing appeared to be cracked, but knew it could be another story on the inside. The first thing that came to mind was a dislodged mirror, and check. Mirror dislodged. Also dislodged was the film cartridge somehow, and the last shot came out with goo...(bad sign)
The only coping skills I possess are retained for situations such as this. I stayed calm, didn't cry, even took another pack of film out of the fridge to play doctor with...my poor little SX-70.
This is what happened-now I have these light leaks-so, I guess I have to take a closer look at the rollers, the inside of the camera, ect...not sure what will come of this, as the leaky light streaks are inconsistent.
(Shot with my SX-70 + PX70 Colorshade Impossible film-the film is great...)