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    Thanks!! I printed that image first as I have a 8x10 one I scanned, sharpened as much as I dared and printed at the photo lab. I wanted to compare them, and I am glad I did! The scanned one looks awful in comparison!

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    Nice first print. Those scratches may have come from dirt or grit on the film pressure plate inside the camera. Just wipe it clean and shoot another roll. Oh, one more thing- a tripod should be used whenever possible.
    "A certain amount of contempt for the material employed to express an idea is indispensable to the purest realization of this idea." Man Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changeling1 View Post
    Nice first print. Those scratches may have come from dirt or grit on the film pressure plate inside the camera. Just wipe it clean and shoot another roll. Oh, one more thing- a tripod should be used whenever possible.
    The camera I took that with has died, sadly, but I suspect it was my developing that's partly to blame.. There is some softness in the image, probably because I was using an old Series E 70-210 shot wide open ( I think )

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    Wow, I can say that is way better than my first attempts.

    Nice job, keep it up.

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    Great first effort. Congrats!
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    Chris, That's a nice-looking print. You may, over time, make ones that you think are "better." But be sure to keep that print. It shall always be very special.
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    Welcome to the "Darkside" Chris - that's a great first print and see - you've learnt about scratches and noseoil already!
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    Hey, just make sure you put the nose oil (that sounds so gross) on the emulsion side of the negative. I smeared oil all over the wrong side, the shiny side, and made a mess of one of mine. Welcome, and congratulations. You're in for lots of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgcull View Post
    Hey, just make sure you put the nose oil (that sounds so gross) on the emulsion side of the negative. I smeared oil all over the wrong side, the shiny side, and made a mess of one of mine. Welcome, and congratulations. You're in for lots of fun!
    No - not on the emulsion side. It is the shiny side you should use - because it will have the same effect, and you can wash it off if necessary.

    And yes, you are in for a lot of fun.

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    Hey Chris. That is substantially better than my first print. Keep good notes and you are sure to do even better as you gain experience. Anyway, unless I'm mistaken (I have been known to be on occasion) I'm not so sure those are scratches on your negs, though. A scratched negative would generally result in a dark line on your print. (I've had a few Holga prints turn out that way) It may be that all your negatives need is a careful cleaning before you print. Or it may be that something is happening at some point in your processing that is marking your negatives.

    Anyway, great work on your first print. Oh, and by the way, that is the enlarger I started with, though I have since upgraded my lenses.

    Cheers,
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