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    Quote Originally Posted by hadeer View Post
    Outside the darkroom, the worst thing I ever did was loading an already exposed film in the camera. Seventy two exposures down the drain. Since then I always tear off the leader as soon as I take the cartridge out of the camera. Has worked for me ever since.

    OR you can just completely rewind the film into the cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hadeer View Post
    Outside the darkroom, the worst thing I ever did was loading an already exposed film in the camera. Seventy two exposures down the drain. Since then I always tear off the leader as soon as I take the cartridge out of the camera. Has worked for me ever since.
    Man, I like half frame, but getting to 72 is ughhh especially when you shoot some slow films. I should roll shorter lengths but then I would have to seperate them out.

    Sucks to hear that happened, but then you never know might be some awesome double exposures or overlaps.

    This case is better than finding out that you are winding and it goes over 37-38 frames and you realize the film wasnt loaded correctly.

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    Me and my buddy was drunk, well he was worst apparently, we both have a roll of film to develop, in 2 tanks. We loaded each separately and we started his roll first while my tank is sitting on the table. I went to the bathroom to mix the chem, i came back to my room, he grabbed the tank off the table and opened it.

    Joe: OOPS
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    Imagine bare feet darkroom, 5x7 film box open, Dark slides pulled out of all the film holders each with exposed film, book on tape playing in the background. Large 1/2 inch thick sheet of glass used for contact printing.

    Now imagine me thinking that large piece of glass being in the way of unloading and loading the film holders and picking it up. It slipped out of my hands and shattered on the floor.

    I learned a lot that day about my darkroom work flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    OR you can just completely rewind the film into the cartridge.
    Yep. It always ceases to amaze me when people don't do such an easy process to indicate "shot" vs non-shot. That being said, some people do have a need for recycling commercial carts. But if that isn't the issue by all means rewind it all the way.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Just added another one to the list. Yesterday I was developing x-ray film so I had the safe lights on. When I had two blank sheets come out of the developer I realized I'd grabbed a film holder with regular film in it instead of the one with x-ray film. Oops.

    Right after I switched to developing regular sheet film so the lights were off. Only one problem, I forgot to unplug the aquarium heater I use to maintain my water jacket temp. It kicked on and the orang glow from the heater coil put a nice streak through two negatives.

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    Sounds cliche but the typical did indeed happen to me once: the one and only time I spooled film without a changing back (but in darkness) my cellphone receives a text message and I end up trying desperately to shield said roll of p3200tmz from the metronomic led of the phone. Exposures were still there but fog was prevalent.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    I learned a lot that day about my darkroom work flow.
    And blood flow.
    That sounds like a really bad mistake, one of those things you only do once, like stepping onto the ice at the ice rink with your blade-guards still on. Ouch!

    Mark Overton

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Yep. It always ceases to amaze me when people don't do such an easy process to indicate "shot" vs non-shot. That being said, some people do have a need for recycling commercial carts. But if that isn't the issue by all means rewind it all the way.
    Yeap, I have never had it happen to me. I always rewind fully.

    A tip for people who like to leave the leader out, just put a big crease into by bending it backwards and stick into film canister. You will always know it has been shot if you see a big ol crease across the film and leader bent backwards. The crease also makes it harder to load too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Yeap, I have never had it happen to me. I always rewind fully.

    A tip for people who like to leave the leader out, just put a big crease into by bending it backwards and stick into film canister. You will always know it has been shot if you see a big ol crease across the film and leader bent backwards. The crease also makes it harder to load too.
    Cutting the "tongue" off the film works too.
    Matt

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