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Question - 35mm Film problems

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by slayaaaa, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Evening all,

    Shot a few on 35mm yesterday and had them developed over night and found a few problems today, I'm relatively new to shooting film I'm probably missing something! Just wondered if anyone could send some advice, :thumb it will be muchly appreciated!

    Obviously I understand 28DL isn't a photography forum so if this irrelevant and if mods would rather it gone, please delete! :thumbs

    Anyways, I got them put on CD and when I transferred onto the computer there's an odd streak through the middle of each frame (every shot on the 24exp roll has it). To begin with I assumed it was light contamination of some sort but looking at the negatives there's no streak at all and all shots are clear.
    So obviously this isn't something to with the camera or film.

    My question is, is it something I can fix at home? (Which is preferable!) Or should I just go back to the developers and see what they say?

    Here's a few of the shots:


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    Again, many thanks if you can't, and if it's not relevant to the site, please delete, Thanks! :thumb :D
     

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    could be a pinhole light leak somewhere between the exposure area of the film and receiver drum. What to the negatives look like? Are there are really dark spots on them?
     
  3. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Did have a quick look, but couldn't see anything, I'll try and take a few pics of them on a light table.
     
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    It's odd, scratches do go blue when scanned but these look too big. The first frame made me think it was chemical residue from the processor they used, and further along the film it does almost look like like dried bubbles. Hold up the emulsion side of the negative to the light and move it around, see if the light catches on a scratch as they're not always the easiest to see. It doesn't look like light leak to me, it's the wrong colour.

    Failing that go back to the lab and ask them to rescan it.
     
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    Yeah, good call mate. Just looked and I can see a faint scratch, very small though, goes the length of each frame in the same position, as shown in the picture, can't pick it up with a camera as it's very small but here's a quick pic of the negatives:

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    You can't see it in this pic, but on the little preview sheet that comes with it doesn't show those streaks, The scratches or whatever don't show up on them:

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    Looks like I'll take it back.
     
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    If the negatives are scratched then there's nothing they can do, it's either dirt inside the camera or their racks need a clean in their processor. Most likely rack 4 as that motherfucker crystallises fast with poor maintenance.
     
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    Ah I see, cheers man. Appreciate it. :thumb
     
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    easy enough to check the camera as it will be on the film plane somewhere ...if there is a film in it and it comes out the same it is likely to be camera, if different its either a dodgy film can... unlikely but its a possibility or as already said a processing fault, in which case it is unlikely to be there next time
     
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    Looks more like a scanning issue to me to be honest, if it was a scratch then given the size of it on the prints it would be noticeable on the negative but doesn't appear to be. Odd that it doesn't appear on the 'contact sheet' thou, I would have thought that would be produced from the same digital negative as the final images.

    I would go back to the developers and see what they say.
     
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    Showed it to the guys in our lab and it's chemical marks from the bleach inside the processor. Nothing can be done to sort it apart from cloning them out on Photoshop unfortunately. Definitely kick off at the lab though, tell them to clean their machine.
     
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    every photograph has a different line, and theyre not defined enough to look like a camera fault, that also makes me think its not the scanner either. looks like lines/stains from the chemicals.
     
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    Cheers for all the replies and help, definitely taking them back tomorrow, was happy with the pictures but the lines really distract from the picture IMO (or am I just a bit OCD? :D). Needless to say I'm a bit annoyed as I'm sure it wasn't the camera.

    Thanks again for all your help.
    Will be going back to see what they say, see if they'll do anything and will post the results.

    In the mean time, I'll be buying some more Poundland film and shooting some more. :D
     
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    Slightly off topic, but they're some nice photos. Definitely shoot more film!

    Out of interest where did you get them developed?
     
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    Cheers mate, only the second reel I've had developed, Had a lucky day I think. :D

    Got them developed by snappy snaps, just as a comparison really, my first reel was done by Kodak and they did a nice job with a reel of Ilford B&W, definitely staying with Kodak in the future but I'm in London quite frequently so will likely try a few developers in London. :thumb
     
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    Returned to Snappy snaps and they rescanned all negatives and all was clear, great customer service actually so was quite happy. The problem was caused by something on the scanner as it went through apparently, that'd explain the thickness of the lines i suppose, the scratches i could see clearly weren't what was causing it and all is well!

    Appreciate all the help given!

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    No more blue/red streaks. :)

    Thanks again :thumb

     
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