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Fuji instant peel apart - first recoverd negativ
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:45:22 PM »
I removed all of the adherent paper, washed the emulsion side with warm water rubbing gently with a finger to remove the developer grease, then  washed off the black layer on the back with clorine bleach using rubber gloves, and rinsed the neg carefully.

I really have no clue how Pola/Instax peelapart work. There is also missing 1 cm because my scanner only can screen max. 7 cm hight.

The neg is rather dark, can it be that there is a lot of silver in the emulsion? I still have some bleach from c-41 color development, I bleached and fixed and neg became much brighter, now waiting to dry.

Here's the positive and the unbleached inverted neg:

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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 01:24:37 AM »
Removing the silver by bleaching and fixing improves the image quality dramatically, now we have not so trashy cross developed look. Very nice imo.
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 04:39:22 AM »
Nice job Reinhold. I'd never thought of C-41ing an instant neg. Very cool. Did you use the chemistry at room temp or did you heat it up as you would normally?
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 07:37:58 AM »
Hi James, I used the c-41 mostly at 30 °C and here I bleached at room temp. After about 1 minute it was done, you can see it, and then I fixed with regular acidic bw-fixer. I'm sure the combined bleachfix will also work fine. Bleach alone has the big advantage that it keeps almost forever and can be regenerated simply by shaking. The oxygene from the air does the job. The bleach I used is about 2 or 3 years old. I also use it to brighten bw-silver-prints.

Now I need a prog that can automatically stich 2 scans, because my scanner can't scan this size in one run. Recommendations?
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 01:05:36 PM »
I'm surprised by the results as I didn't really think an instax negative could be salvaged!
Nice.
As for the stitching, it's there in Photoshop under file/automation.
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 02:58:32 PM »
No Photoshop here at home, but 2 kilometers away. He still sells all major film brands :)
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 07:49:34 PM »
There are a few GIMP plugins that will stitch images. There is also Hugin that I have used with success. I too have a scanner (V600) that won't scan bigger than 120 in one go, so I stitch all of my 4x5s in two pieces. 8x10 is usually in 4 or 5 pieces (seriously). As long as the levels are set identically for each scan they always come out seamless. Good luck!
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 08:03:13 PM »
That looks great! (Eyeing instax camera just sitting there minding its own business...)
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2015, 09:32:06 PM »
Hugin has got a pretty solid reputation and is cross platform. Probably your best choice for an automatic hands free stitcher.
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2015, 10:21:11 PM »
Thanks for all comments. Hugin doesn't run on my XP comp. I don't tinker anymore if something doesn't work instantly, instead I found Autostich. Less than 2 MB filesize, no installation needed.

PS: the neg seems to be sharper than the original print and can be enlarged quite a bit.
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2015, 01:49:41 PM »
For xp, you have to use an older version of hugin...
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Re: Fuji instax - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 07:39:52 AM »
just to be clear, this is peel apart fujifilm right?
instax is a brand name reserved for fujifilm integral film (and I would be very interested if anyone got usable negs from that!)
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Re: Fuji instant peelapart - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2015, 08:23:07 AM »
Thank you Jonas for the clarification. Of course it's Fujifilm Instant Color Film FP-103c, a peelapart film. I fixed the headline.

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Re: Fuji instant peel apart - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2015, 08:54:22 AM »
you're welcome.

anyhow, I'm enjoying the results you get from this :)
I've saved a lot of peel apart negs but haven't really done anything with them yet.
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Re: Fuji instant peel apart - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2015, 02:27:41 PM »
I did keep the negs from my old fp100b. I find them more fun to recover simply because of the funky colors that come out of them :)
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Re: Fuji instant peel apart - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2015, 03:13:27 PM »
I did keep the negs from my old fp100b. I find them more fun to recover simply because of the funky colors that come out of them :)
Yes, I agree. In the meantime I shot a few more, gave away the pics and kept the "better" negs. And since yesterday I have a Colorpack II camera, took it home from a photo market - where it was buried in a spare box - for 1 Eur. Looks a bit shabby but works like new.

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Re: Fuji instant peel apart - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2015, 05:24:35 PM »
Those old colorpack are probably the most underestimated instant cameras of all. Ugly as hell but built like a tank.
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Re: Fuji instant peel apart - first recoverd negativ
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2015, 08:44:04 PM »
Thanks for the tip Reinhold. I have never blixed mine, may explain why they didn't come out as food as yours here.
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