View Full Version : Can I take picture from plastic side of the film ?

Mustafa Umut Sarac
04-05-2011, 11:57 PM
As I asked , Can I take pictures with using plastic side of the film and what would be the result ?


David William White
04-06-2011, 12:07 AM
Google 'redscale'.

With B&W sheet film, I loose about 2 stops. Taking the fifth on that one...

richard ide
04-06-2011, 12:08 AM
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.

04-06-2011, 12:08 AM




Mustafa Umut Sarac
04-06-2011, 12:11 AM
Thank you for all answers.


04-06-2011, 01:56 AM
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.

Steve Smith
04-06-2011, 02:37 AM
I loose about 2 stops.

You should hold on to them a bit tighter then or you might lose them!


David William White
04-06-2011, 02:43 AM
^ d'oh!