So I went and did something stupid...

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I took a roll of awesome pictures and went and ruined the film: Patterson reel expanded in the tank (only had one reel in a 2 reel tank) and the film stuck together. First four and last four frames ended up OK but the ones in the middle are less then good. Is there a way to re-do it or am I SOL?
     
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    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    SOFL buddy, sorry to hear it too. you gotta be carefull to make sure the reels are proper, if you look inside there are tongue and grooves to align the two halves of the reel, ONE of the tongues is a tad bigger than the other 2, make sure they are lined up and twist it all back together and voila. what do you mean by the reels expanded? I take it the reels came apart right? are you sure the film was spooled properly?
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    It seemed spooled properly, but I guess I can't be sure now. Darn. I guess we all have to ruin at least one roll in our lives, eh? Why's it got to be an important one?
     
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    Murphy's law, my friend, Murphy's law. :( Hate it for ya, but I'm betting you'll be checking each and every reel in advance from here on out, and it won't happen again. I don't believe using one reel in a 2-reel tank had anything to do with it, I do that more often than not, with zero problems. Better luck next time! :)
     
  5. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Use the steel reels - less problems
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I'll give the steel ones a try once I get my camera and exposed film back. That'll learn me about losing my camera, right?:biglaugh:
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Good luck on only ruining one roll in your life. There's probably one or two more in your future. ;)

    Have you left a roll in your pants and put it in the washing machine? That has to happen at least once. ;)
     
  8. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Will those be important rolls, too? :p
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Aren't they all important rolls? ;)
     
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    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    There's going to be two more rolls at least, and you will discover that it's actually one roll. :)
     

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