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Main Forum / Re: Really wasting film
« Last post by Francois on Today at 01:16:03 PM »
And strangely I've gone through plenty of old hp5+ on Patterson reels and never had much of an issue...
It probably has more to do with how you handle the film than the film itself.....

Just make sure you remove the tape at the end completely, cut it off the spool, notch the corners, make sure the film is properly engaged, let the bearings do their work and you should be ok.
Lovely shots, Beckster!
Main Forum / Re: Weekend June 24-25, 2017
« Last post by calbisu on June 24, 2017, 11:31:14 PM »
Sandeha, what a great set  ;D the first one is my fave

MacArron, beautiful portrait  8)
Main Forum / Re: Really wasting film
« Last post by cs1 on June 24, 2017, 11:30:17 PM »
The spooling process seems to differ immensely depending on the make of the reel. I have really good experiences with the Paterson reels (w/ the little steel balls) with films that have a very flexible and thin base (like Fomapan or Adox Silvermax). I haven't actually looked it up or measured it but my subjective impression is that some of the Rollei films (like Superpan) and the Ilford FP4+ and HP5+ seem to have a thicker base and tend to give me more trouble with the Paterson reels.
Main Forum / Re: Meet in the Peak
« Last post by cs1 on June 24, 2017, 07:33:35 PM »
We'll postpone the meeting to next Sunday (2nd July).
Main Forum / Re: Help Required - Old 10x8 Negs aren't flat
« Last post by Doug Fisher on June 24, 2017, 06:10:15 PM »
There are different grades of anti-Newton glass.  Finer grades of glass are less obvious in terms of the etched surface plus transmit a bit more light although they are more difficult to make and thus more expensive.  Many people sell what they call anti-Newton glass but it really more of a frosted glass or plastic.  Beware of glass that is actually just coated and not actually etched.

With film this old, it very likely has a matte surface on the emulsion side that is "matte enough" to allow you to put that surface down on the scanner bed without creating Newton Rings.  This means one piece of ANR glass on top might be able to suffice.  It is hard to tell though without seeing your particular film and how truly curved it has become.  Remember that if your film is curled to the point it can lift the glass up you can most likely tape the glass down along the edges to flatten the film.

Main Forum / Re: Weekend June 24-25, 2017
« Last post by MacArron on June 24, 2017, 06:05:53 PM »
Mine this week was taken last week  :)

Mamiya C22, Mamiya Sekor 135 4.5 Blue Dot, Ilford PanF 50 Plus and developed in Rodinal 1+50

A bit out of focus. I have to recalibrate this camera...

Main Forum / Re: Weekend June 24-25, 2017
« Last post by Sandeha Lynch on June 24, 2017, 05:45:24 PM »
Carlos, your shots of kids are always so natural but also magic moments.

Here are a handful of grown-ups from the Cardiff Naked Bike Ride last weekend.

Holga with Kodak Ektar

Mamiya Mensicus with Fuji 400H

Main Forum / Re: Really wasting film
« Last post by Bryan on June 24, 2017, 05:00:29 PM »
I have gone exclusively to stainless steel reels and almost never have a problem.  The really curly long expired film can be a bit of a struggle to get going at the start but other than that it's quite simple once you get the hang of it. 
Main Forum / Re: Weekend June 24-25, 2017
« Last post by astrobeck on June 24, 2017, 04:48:06 PM »
Jeff is having too much fun with his family heirloom, and even better to make snaps of the family with it.  8)

Mine's a solargraph that I made shooting straight up through a sunflower plant that voluntarily came up in my garden this year.
It's from the few days of solstice this week....
the usual 35mm film can converted to pinhole loaded with old photo paper then scanned (as color) and tweaked for contrast.
I only do two of these a year now...
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