Photograph processing

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  1. nem

    nem TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    When you take photos on a non-digital camera and it is getting processed do you get worried about the outcome?

    Is it normal? Everytime i get the feeling they will come out bad!
     
  2. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    Very normal, especially when developing your own film
     
  3. Walt

    Walt TPF Noob!

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    I didn't help that feeling the other night when I developed a roll of b&w 120 and ended up with a roll of clear plastic! Doh! :(
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Today's sign that the Apocalypse is upon us...people are referring to film cameras as "non-digital" cameras.

    ;)
     
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    PrimaryCanary TPF Noob!

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    Maybe analog or traditional would be a better term? :D
     
  6. gecko

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    film is like a computer
    it does what it is made to do

    with your problem
    either u DIDNT feed the film properly into the camera
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    you used fixer before developer


    had that problem myself when i first started :oops:
     
  7. Walt

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    I believe it was a case of "This old developer should be good for one last roll!" Hard to load the film wrong in the camera and not catch it. Starts on one reel and ends up on the other. Still, in the end, my fault. :(
     
  8. gecko

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    thats not neccesarily true though
    in one class i was teaching about 5 of the students have done it at one point or another
    even after i gave a warning about it

    sometimes the film catches, then gets uncaught

    it happens
    i mean u may be right, but it happens
     
  9. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    What you say is possible with 35mm film, but with 120 film if it ends up on the take-up roll, then it had to go through the camera (no rewinding for MF). Many modern medium format cameras won't even let you take photos if the film is not advancing through the camera correctly.
     
  10. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    That totally sucks, Walt. I did that last spring myself. Lost two rolls of vacation pics to dead del. :(
     
  11. Walt

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    Oh well, lesson learned! While I don't relish the thought of mixing powders that seems to be the only practicle solution considering the frequency I use my darkroom. Or....maybe I should be using the darkroom more often?!
     
  12. gecko

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    my fault missed the 120
     

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