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    I know that one time on my RB67 I had mirror lock-up on but I had no second cable release or double release. So, the shutter never fired even though the mirror went up an the darkslide was out. I finally caught it when I couldn't hear the shutter closing during long exposures. Could it be something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    sounds like not enough exposure.
    old film looses speed ..
    if you exposed at asa 100
    and processed as normal,
    you might have under exposed
    by a handful of stops, even though
    your edge markings looked OK

    good luck !
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    thanks, this is definitely possible. what do you suggest I do for another roll I have of the exact same film. toss it or expose it as ASA 50 (and risk it again?).

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    I had mixed shots on the roll. Some shots were with mirror locked up and some without (with long exposures). some were shot in broad sunlight with shutter speeds around 1/125 and 1/250 as well.

    when I had the mirror locked up, I could hear the shutter opening and closing during the long exposures for a few macro shots.

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    i'd say shoot it at asa 20-25, and process it for 2x - 2.5 the time you originally processed it for.
    but before you put the film in the camera, look through it, back open and fire the shutter
    ( to make sure it is actually working ).

    i only shoot expired film, sometimes 20+ years old and unless you regularly shoot
    the expired film you are shooting, sometimes it is unexpected what might happen
    ( as you have already noticed ) ... i keep things simple, only use 1 developer,
    nothing rodinal, or boutique .. i process everything in coffee for about 30mins ...
    and never have a problem.

    good luck !
    john

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    i'd say shoot it at asa 20-25, and process it for 2x - 2.5 the time you originally processed it for.
    but before you put the film in the camera, look through it, back open and fire the shutter
    ( to make sure it is actually working ).

    i only shoot expired film, sometimes 20+ years old and unless you regularly shoot
    the expired film you are shooting, sometimes it is unexpected what might happen
    ( as you have already noticed ) ... i keep things simple, only use 1 developer,
    nothing rodinal, or boutique .. i process everything in coffee for about 30mins ...
    and never have a problem.

    good luck !
    john
    very good advice from you and everybody else as well. Much appreciate everyone's input.
    I have already checked the workings of the camera with the back open, made sure that the shutter is opening and closing properly.

    yes old films can cause some unexpected surprises. After this incident, I am now intrigued and challenged to some extent to make some image come out of this 10 year old APX 100 (if thats the one to blame).

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    Are you sure that the film you developed was the film that actually went through the camera?

    It is possible to switch an unexposed film for an exposed film (don't ask me how I know)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Are you sure that the film you developed was the film that actually went through the camera?

    It is possible to switch an unexposed film for an exposed film (don't ask me how I know)
    good thinking. but I am 100% positive that the film I developed is the one I took off from the camera. It went straight to the film changing bag along with the patterson can.

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    Did you load the film correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Did you load the film correctly?
    Yes, I think I do typically.

    I was wondering about this as well and doubting myself on the film loading error part. All I remember now is seeing the starting arrow to line up before closing the film back and that the exposed roll was wound properly when it came out.

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