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    quick question about spooling 35mm B&W film

    hi,

    Today I've been spooling some Polypanf film, by hand, from my load of bulk film and the darnedest thing happened... somehow one of the buggers has managed to turn himself around and is now spooled upside down, or is it backwards?

    Now I've done this on purpose with colour film to shoot redscale and so to my question; what would happen if I didn't bother to turn this black and white one around? I can guess that it won't be red, so figure that it will just reduce the asa, which considering it's at 50 anyway, would be a pain in the "r"s.

    I'll ask about how film can turn itself around later, but for now, competency levels are by-and-by...

    thanks

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    If you expose most film through the back, the results will not be sharp.

    I am not familiar with "Polypanf", but if it, like most, has an anti-halation layer, that layer will get in the way.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Yes, soft.

    Polypan... I hate that film. Uuuuugh!

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    Yes, soft.

    Polypan... I hate that film. Uuuuugh!

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    thank you both, I'll turn it back around then

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    Polypan-F does not have an anti-halation layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NB23 View Post
    Yes, soft.

    Polypan... I hate that film. Uuuuugh!
    I'm curious... Why? I'm about to order a roll.
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    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    I bought several cans of the stuff and can't wait to give it a try -- I have seen posts on the internet of great results although I gather getting settled on a good ISO/developer combo can be a bit tricky.

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    It is great in XTOL stock, 7 minutes.



 

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