Did my film burn?

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  1. sarahwarde

    sarahwarde TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone. I was shooting with a 35mm Nikon F-601 on a B/W film. When the film was over, I mistakenly opened the camera without rewinding the film. I immediately closed it back, rewinded the film and took it out. Is my film ruined?? :(
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unfortunately the answer is yes. Most shots will be badly fogged if you can see anything at all.
     
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    Yep. But you may like what comes out at the development stage. Don't bin it!
     
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    The first shots on the roll may be usuable, with fogging at the edges only.
     
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    Depends how much light there was when you opened the back.
    I did it once and only once at a wedding. Lost about 20% of the shots but not all... It you were outside most likely it is toast.
     
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    Relax...process the film.
    If you were quick and not in bright sunlight you won´t have lost too much.

    ( ;) and you´ll remember next time...we´ve all done it...)
     
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    depends, I once did that and only lost the last 3 pictures. The rest were fine, no fogging at all. so dont bin it, at least try
     
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    It depends on many factors. If you were quick enough and it wasn't too bright, they may be ok or only a few destroyed. Just wait until you get it back to decide.
     

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