From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 20 2009 - 09:57:55 PDT
Another thought that I don't think was brought up. Is your film double or
single perfed? I know that when I load double perf film in even the
slightest bit of daylight, the film gets fogged further into the roll than
single perf because the light has more avenues to travel.
I second David Woods' appreciation for the footage as is.
> On Jul 20, 2009, at 1:19 AM, Veronica Ibarra wrote:
>> Thank you so much everyone for your incredibly useful and
>> thoughtful replies.
>> I will run some tests taking the info into account.
>> More details:
>> I had never used this camera before.
>> I have hand-processed 2 100 ft rolls so far. Shot and processed at
>> different times and at different places. Using 2 different Lomo
>> tanks. I know that at least one of the tanks is used by other
>> people without any trouble. I loaded and processed my partners film
>> (shot using his Bolex)exactly the same way and with the same tank
>> and his fim was just fine.
>> I don't think I loaded them in total darkness though as they are
>> "daylight" spools. I didn't leave the film on a table or anything
>> like that. I just took it out of box, and with the changing bag on
>> top of me and just wnough light to see a bit what I was doing, I
>> loaded it.
>> The second roll I taped all around camera. Maybe not perfectly
>> though. The problem is even worse. It was a sunnier day. Maybe
>> light gets in through viewfinder?
>> I think there is also a general light fogging on most of the film.
>> The light leak goes all across the film, not only within the frames.
>> they change on length and frecuency, but normally cover the hole
>> frames. There is a sprocket hole shaped black square next to the
>> real sprocket holes.
>> The very edge of the film is often black as well, this might be due
>> to not loading it in darkness, I guess.
>> The camera has the 2 screws on the turret lens base. The filter
>> holder is in place. The shutter lever is locked in place.
>> If I cannot solve it then I will take camera to get repaired. Maybe
>> is the shutter, as suggested.
>> TESTS I will make
>> 10 secs each
>> I will load-/unload camera inside changing bag, in the darkroom.
>> 1- Shoot with eye really stuck to the viewfinder piece.
>> 2- Shoot with viewfinder closed.
>> 2- shoot for a few seconds with Bolex within changing bag. Only
>> lens will be out of bag.
>> if still giving problems after 3:
>> 4- Process film covering lomo tank with thick black bin liner.
>> if still problem
>> 5- process film by lab
>> Do you have any ideas of how I could improve my experiments?
>> Thanks again to everyone, it is nice to know that people can be so
>> nice and helpful.
>> I'll let you know the outcome.
>> PS. For David Woods. Thanks for your comments :) don't worry. My
>> images will look just as nackered and distressed without the light
>> flashes. That's how I like them!
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