1st film revealed: Good news and bad news

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - 6x6 film exposed
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – 6×6 film exposed
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - 6x6 film exposed
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – 6×6 film exposed

Good news and bad news. My first exposed 6×6 film with functionality test shots has returned from the lab. The good news is… the old camera still works. The bad news is, I have a problem. Major or minor, I don’t know. Light flares on all of the sheets of film. Top right corner, and some in the right center of the frame. Could be the lens, could be the back of the camera (the little window where the sheet no of the film is displayed). I could fix 2 of the images in post. I used Photoshop to darken the areas of the light flares. Otherwise I changed the exposure and darkened the images slightly. I overexposed the film by 1 stop. Did the metering with my Fuji X100 and used the results as a guideline for the manual metering. The next steps: I have 3 films left and I will try a few other things. #1 – Close the window on the back while I shoot. #2 Cover the camera with a black piece of fabric while I shoot. Hopefully this will help! Any ideas from your side? Happy days. Reinhold

11 thoughts on “1st film revealed: Good news and bad news

  1. Hallo Reinhold,
    aus der Entfernung schwer zu sagen : Objektiv würde ich eigentlich ausschliessen da ja kein direktes Gegenlicht vorhanden war…Film war vermutlich auch frisch und nicht überlagert…ev. die Planlage des Filmes, dann winzige Löcher im Balgen der Kamera ?
    Irgendwas scheint da mikroskopisch undicht zu sein, aber gross genug für Lichteinfall während der Belichtung. Und nicht zuletzt : Fehler des Labors und Lichteinfall beim Aufspulen des Filmes auf die Trommel oder Rack ? Trotzdem sehr stimmungsvolle Bilder !

    • Hallo Jürgen, vielen Dank für Deine hilfreichen Informationen. Ich habe noch 3 Filme hier liegen und werde morgen Versuch #2 starten. Habe einige Ideen. Mal schauen was draus wird. Aufgeben ist noch lange keine Option. Herzliche Grüße vom Zwischenahner Meer. Reinhold

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