Strange patterns on negative

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Sanjay Sen, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Sanjay Sen

    Sanjay Sen Member

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    I need your help in identifying the strange honeycomb patterns that showed up in some of the negatives from the latest roll that I got back from the lab. It was my first roll of SFX200 (135). A negative scan is attached below which illustrates the problem I am referring to. I would appreciate if anyone could tell me

    1) what these are
    2) can these be fixed? If yes, how.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    (Nikon FM10, Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AF at f/8 and 1/125, Ilford SFX200, Nikon R60 filter)
     

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  2. bobfowler

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    THE REPTILES ARE COMING, THE REPTILES ARE COMING!!!

    Sorry, couldn't resist...

    Seriously, it looks to me like they might have dried the film with a hot air system that was set way too high. It looks like the emulsion may have cracked and shrunk. I'd talk to the lab about the problem...
     
  3. gainer

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    It could be a bubble pattern. You might get a similar pattern in in the bubbles on the surface of a solution of foaming detergent. Can you still get stuff for bubble baths? I think those bubbles would assume the hexagonal shape when they are crowded together.
     
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    Looks like the remains of leftover over agitated sheeting agent. You might try rewashing and then use photoflo to see it if helps.
     
  5. Ian Grant

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    Thats the result of air-bubbles in the developer and you should go back to the lab & complain. It's too severe to be anything else.

    Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to save the images.
     
  6. Sanjay Sen

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    Thank you all for your help.

    PS: Bob, you are funny.. :D