Bizarre Hasselblad film loading mishap
A few days ago I had some Ektar 100 film developed and found that all of the frames were blank (!). I had taken these on my 501cm (a12 back) over the past week and was mystified, as I have never had a film loading mishap in the 5 years that I have owned the camera.
I think the problem was in the film loading since the film looked very strange when I wound it onto the takeup spool. The paper covering was entirely a featureless black, rather than the expected white with lettering and the word "exposed".
I took an old roll of tmax100 (minus the negatives, which I had developed), wound it on the spool and tried to simulate various loading errors. I couldn't duplicate my experience of obtaining a black fully wound roll. I cannot imagine any way I could have loaded the film and generated this result. I assume the backing and film were reversed, causing the blank exposures.
Any suggestions would be most helpful, as I would not like to repeat this mistake (some of the pics were unique family photos, not easily duplicated).
Is it possible that the film could have been assembled wrong at Kodak? (Hard to believe...)
After obtaining the blank frames I put a new roll in and this one turned out fine (so I don't think it was equipment failure).
Last edited by warrennn; 12-28-2010 at 04:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.