Can I take picture from plastic side of the film ?

Discussion in 'Silver Gelatin Based Emulsion Making & Coating' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

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    As I asked , Can I take pictures with using plastic side of the film and what would be the result ?

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    Google 'redscale'.

    With B&W sheet film, I loose about 2 stops. Taking the fifth on that one...
     
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    As I remember; you need to increase exposure 4 or 5 times to compensate for the AH layer. It gives you a negative with a reversed image and slightly lower resolution.
     
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    Thank you for all answers.

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    It really depends on AH layer being present/not present and it's opacity. I loaded my first sheets of ex-soviet Tasma emulsion side down as there are no notches. Exposed as normal, the result: http://www.flickr.com/photos/werra/4646971112/
    Maybe _a_bit_ soft but completely usable. Don't think that the result would be the same with some more modern film.
     
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    You should hold on to them a bit tighter then or you might lose them!


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    ^ d'oh!