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    Saving an old negative ?

    Hello again folks.
    I have a favourite neg ,taken in 1970 (35mm,FP4) ,when my processing skills were fairly rudimentary, which is showing signs of silvering around the emulsion edges.
    Can any wise heads suggest a safe way to either halt or reverse this deterioration ?
    Thanks.

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    Rewet the neagative, refix and wash.
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

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    Don't know if it can be reversed, but if it hasn't gotten too bad, you may consider duping the neg on a larger format.
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    One warning. Make the best copy you can before you do anything that involves wetting the negative itself. This can either be a positive or negative copy. Obviously if you can get a transparency from it, you can later get a negative. You might even consider (avert your eyes at this point if you are sensitive to bad words) scanning it.
    Gadget Gainer

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    Can give you the same advise: First make a duplicate from it before you do anything with the original negative.
    Dupe on high resolution film (polyester) would be the best. (Copex or Imagelink).

    Robert



 

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