Saving negatives...

Discussion in 'Instant Cameras, Backs and Film' started by ChristopherCoy, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. ChristopherCoy

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    I watched moominseans video on YouTube about bleaching your negatives... Or removing the anti-halation layer. I have held on to every negative I have taken since obtaining my first land camera, so today I tried three negatives. It was surprisingly easy, and worked like a charm.

    How many of you do this, and can you get satisfactory enlargements done at a pro lab with them? Or scan and print digitally?

    Everything thus far has been color, but I want to try some FP3000b soon. Can you make satisfactory contact prints with cleaned negatives?
     
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    I clean and store in Print File sleeves most of my pack film negs. Haven't tried taking them to my local pro photo lab. Since they're a breeze to scan I've been doing it myself.
     
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    I also have bleached my instant negs. Its a fun thing to do but i have not done it in a while. The 3000b cant actually be bleaced because it uses a different backing. I wish it could as its my favorite instant film.
     
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    Can you clean the 3000b negs any other way?

    I wonder how the color negs fair when enlarged?
     
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    Good share, i've linked couple of my friends.
     
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    Is an overdeveloped or overexposed negative really *lost* though? I've printed through negatives that looked like bricks and with applicable use of contrast recovered reasonable images from them.

    I'm not saying post-bleaching/reduction isn't usable, just throwing it out there that one should not consider these types of negatives lost or, "unprintable" as they say.
     
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    This is the video I watched...

    [video=youtube;7diQfXiTfBg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7diQfXiTfBg[/video]
     
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    Ah, this is not about overexposure but literally about cleaning up negs, ignore me then. :smile:
     
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    on 3000b you just have to scan the negs part, no way to clean them.