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    Help!

    Does anyone have any ideas what would cause the problem at the top of this image?

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    Could be your developing reel. What kind of developing methods do you use?

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    I'm using a Paterson plastic reel thingy. Bought it used and I'm wondering if the plastic has soaked up to much chemicals over the years? Does that sound feasible?

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    Usually this type of mark is found on the 120 film, not on the 135. Do you well wash your reels after processing? If you use wetting agent as a final bath, it's very important, or you will have marks like these.
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    Now that I think about it the edge with the problem would not be touching the reel :\

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    35mm, right?

    These dark areas are from less development, in the area just next to the clear unexposed margin between frames. Doesn't make sense to me that it could be surge or agitation patterns.
    Maybe could have been a dark thing in front of the camera when shooting, maybe in motion, but it doesn't look like that to me.

    I can't think of anything else, unless some kind of physical disturbance to the film before developing. ??

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    cellison

    it looks like problems with your reel/s.
    if you can soak the reels and tank in burning hot water
    and then take a brush and clean everything ...
    maybe it will help with your troubles.

    if it doesn't take care of it, at least you
    can be certain your reels are clean
    and you can "rule them out" ...

    john

    ps. are these marks on the entire roll ? or just this frame ?

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    those marks are running the wrong way for reel marks. they are across the film. I am pretty clueless what could cause that. Looks like a developer problem but I don't see how running across the top of a frame like that. I would run a test and see if it was a once only problem.

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    Looks like a dirty reel and hard water problem.

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    Presuming the image is shown full frame, it's not a reel problem, because it's not the edge of the frame that is in contact with the reel.

    Is it on every frame? If it is, it could be a shutter issue (but only if you get this all the time with other rolls of film). Could it just have been something in the scene, like a wire, that you didn't see in the viewfinder?
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