Off all the stupid things Ive done, this takes the cake.
Just thought I would put a roll of old HP4 through a fixed lens 4x5 I have that has got a 6x12 back on it, Ive gone through most the roll when I realised that not only have I left the lens cap on the entire time, Ive also only removed the darkslide from the 6x12 back for the first frame. I wonder how I'll go respooling the film in the dark......:rolleyes:
And then you'll double-expose the one frame - across two frames of the respooled film.
No lens cap was on all the time , so since Ive rerolled the film should be good to go , again...
Ha Ha Ha!!! A can just imagine the moment the penny dropped too, glad I'm not the only one who's had these moments!
Actually, it's funny, just after posting this yesterday, I headed out to drop off some E6 to get developed, including (I'm actually embarrassed to say this!) just one 4x5 sheet of Velvia. I had been using my Wista down in Geelong on Monday, but mostly with a 6x12 back, I was trying to 'think' in semi-panorama, so only one 4x5 shaped image came to me.
Anyway, long story short, when I picked them up this afternoon, I was presented with my first ever, purely black slide. "What the heck?!" I remember when I first got into large format, I read lots of stories saying that everyone would cock up and get a few blank sheets for at least their first year. I'd thought I had gotten of fairly well, thus far! Well, I thought through everything I may have done wrong, the girl at the counter had put a sticker on the 'black' side of my holder, so that should have made sense to the mechanic (is that what you'd call them?), but the locking tabs were both swung over, holding the exposed sides dark slide down... maybe there was a chance it was their cock up and not mine? Sure enough, after getting them to dig out a dusty old changing box (mental note, much easier to work in than a bag...) I could confirm that, yup, they developed a blank slide, Phew!
So, not really a story of me being a stupid git (well, I almost would have been, had I let myself be driven straight home by my fear of confronting sales folk about problem), but I just had a chuckle that it happened to come right after hearing this story.