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    Can i respool film under a red light?

    I need to respool some 35mm Tmax on a 127 spool, Can i do this under my red light or do i have to be in complete darkness?

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    hmmmm................

    I think you should read the data sheet for the film if you really don't know the answer to your question.
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    Complete darkness.

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    Total darkness. Unroll the paper and tape it to a clean desk or floor. Cut some masking tape to the right lengths for taping the film to the backing paper. Tape the 'start' end, and temporarily tape the far end -- you will have to reposition the tape after you've got it almost all rolled up. Just keep the film somewhere down the middle of the backing paper.

    I usually do 4 or 5 rolls at a time -- in for a penny, in for a pound -- so to speak. It gets easier and faster with each session.

    For total darkness, do this in the basement at night or something similar.

    Have courage and godspeed!

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    Just leave the main room lights on. Re-spooling film can be confusing and to do a good job a bright light on the subject would be very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking View Post
    Just leave the main room lights on. Re-spooling film can be confusing and to do a good job a bright light on the subject would be very helpful.

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    Yeah, what he said.

    If you do this you will not have to worry about fogging the film.

    But all seriousness aside, the only way you can respool 35mm film under red light would be if it was ortho film. I cannot think of an ortho 35 mm film made to day. anyone know of one?

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    I wish I knew, have been shooting a lot on ORTHO on 6x7......
    35mm ? Never tried actualy, not even 30 years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking View Post
    Just leave the main room lights on. Re-spooling film can be confusing and to do a good job a bright light on the subject would be very helpful.

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    Very funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Yeah, what he said.

    If you do this you will not have to worry about fogging the film.

    But all seriousness aside, the only way you can respool 35mm film under red light would be if it was ortho film. I cannot think of an ortho 35 mm film made to day. anyone know of one?

    Steve

    I have some Adox Ortho in 120 but cutting it down would be a bigger issue but at least i could see what i was doing.

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    I have some ortho film in a bulk roll that expired in the 80s... want some?

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