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    Abnormal frame spacing

    I need to know, do the machines in most high volume autolabs automatically cut negatives, or are they still done by hand? I have a roll of c-41 ready to be processed that I had to stop mid-roll, rewound and removed from the camera fdor a while then put it back in and advaced back past where it was, which most likely means the frame spacing isn't going to be uniform at some point. I only question the place where I dump my color stuff off locally because if I ever try to squeeze a few extra frames onto a roll, the very last one will be cut right in half everytime. I don't imagine that any large semi-competant lab would be doing that if they cut by hand. I'd hate to have a machine keep assuming a uniform distance and chop every 5th image in half on the last 2/3rd of the roll.

    The last local lab that isn't a wal-* that I know of in a reasonabel driving distance closed up about 2 years ago, so I'm pretty much stuck with mailers, or buckling and going to wal-greens.

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    The one time I put some weirdly spaced 35mm through a mini-lab it came back un-cut in a film canister. They'd spotted there was something weird going on, and rather than mess it up, did it dev only (acutally I think they gave it back to me for free!).

    If in doubt I'd just ask them not to cut it.

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    In my experience (working at labs) film was cut manually on a little machine after printing (colour neg in tear off protectors) or with scissors (b&w in print file pages).

    Even odd spacing problems etc were no problem, even with a slide mounter. The lab technician has to be on the ball, that's all...

    Don't worry,

    joe

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    I always get my negs uncut, because I don't like them cut in 4 frame strips

    I like them in 5 frame to fit in a page for a loose leaf binder for ease of organizing and archiving.



 

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