[Darkroom] PET base film nightmares

Jasmine Strong jasmine at electronpusher.org
Tue Nov 23 19:41:52 PST 2010


It's thin and too flexible, so it tends to pop out of the spiral as you're loading it.

-J.

On 23 Nov 2010, at 19:06, Kelly wrote:

> Those are great shots. I'm surprised you had so much breakage.
> Supposedly PET is very strong? (i.e.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_base#Polyester)
> 
> Is it inflexible?
> 
> -Kelly
> 
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 21:21, Jasmine Strong
> <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:
>> 
>> In the unlikely case that anyone is interested, here are scans.  Not all of these shots came out the way I wanted.  Plus I lost half a film to the spooly-gremlins.  :-(
>> 
>> http://picasaweb.google.com/closeenoughforjas/Cn200Digibase?pli=1&gsessionid=F4ewu_KgNQmPwD5655k5aA#
>> 
>> The results are pretty remarkable for a C41 film.
>> 
>> -J.
>> 
>> On 13 Nov 2010, at 15:14, Jasmine Strong wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> I shot a roll of Agfa/Rollei/Maco Digibase CN200 today.  It's a PET base film, rather than the usual acetate base, and I had a heck of a time getting it onto my processing spiral (the standard plastic one you get with the Patterson tanks).
>>> 
>>> Does anyone have any tips?  I ruined half a film this way, and that makes me sad.
>>> 
>>> -J.
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