Posted 19 August 2006 - 11:30 PM
Posted 20 August 2006 - 01:22 AM
Posted 20 August 2006 - 11:06 PM
If it was double-perf stock, then you would be able to load the camera, but you would find the Keykode numbers would run in reverse order, on the other edge of the film.
Posted 21 August 2006 - 10:40 AM
Yes I did it twice.
Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:49 PM
1. TOTAL DARKNESS - let your eyes get dark adapted for at least ten minutes, then look for ANY light leak and fix it. Watch out for things like luminous watches, cell phone status LEDs, etc.
2. Keep track of orientation, or you will have perfs on the wrong side, or KEYKODE numbers that count down rather than up, and are on the wrong side.
3. Handle film by the edges only. Don't "pinch" the film so tight that it could put a pressure kink into it.
4. Watch out for static marks. Wind slowly. Electrically ground all rewinds. Ground yourself. Keep humidity near 50% RH.
5. Wind at a constant speed, with constant tension and an even wind.
6. Keep area clean. Hairs and fibers that get on the film could become a "hair in the gate".
7. Gloves are not necessary if you keep your hands clean and sweat-free, and handle the film by the edges only. If gloves are worn, be sure they are clean and lint-free. (e.g., Don't use fibrous cotton gloves).
Posted 22 August 2006 - 03:06 AM
I got some film I need to spool down as well. Thanks John for the tips!
Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:03 PM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:15 PM
David M. Leugers
Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:37 PM
If you are using bare hands (fibre-free) there is nothing worse than sweat or grease. Even handling film by the edges risks contaminating it with whatever's on your hands. Some ingredients in hand creams and various cosmetics can be fogging agents. Grease can prevent developer reacing the emulsion during processing.
And the first time something goes wrong (having the middle of a roll of rawstock drop out comes to mind), you will spend a long time in increasing levels of panic trying to rescue the film. You can perspire a lot in that situation if you are in a small, stuffy, HOT darkroom.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:16 PM
Some ingredients in hand creams and various cosmetics can be fogging agents. Grease can prevent developer reaching the emulsion during processing.
Ingredients that contain mercury compounds, sulfur, or ammonia/amines are likely to be fogging agents. Wash with a good unscented liquid hand soap, then rinse and dry well.