Retouching a 35 mm negative

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  1. marcello.brussard

    marcello.brussard Member

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    I've got a negative film that came out of the tank with some tiny white spots. I believe the spots have been caused by the developing bath that had formed some crystal. I would like to print some frame anyway and I was thinking about retouching the neg. Does anyone has got ideas on how to do it? Will the usual black ink work?

    Ciao e grazie,

    Marcello
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, Spotone can be used on a neg the way it is used on a print. Use a light table and stand magnifier or magnifying goggles to view the neg. This will be very tricky with 35mm. You may want to enlarge the neg.
     
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    As with all retouching I use www.veronicacass.com dyes. I routinely retouch the negs as well as the prints. And yes, 35mm is more difficult because of the small size.

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  5. marcello.brussard

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll make some test. For the moment my goal is to obtain a print that will be easy to spot (a white spot on a print is easyer to remove than a black one).

    Marcello