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Why Is There The Orange Masking On Negative Films?  
User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3653 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Could someone please explain why the negatives have this orange masking? Why is it orange and not another color? Or why isn't it fully transparent?

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User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Best question I have seen here in awhile! I had to look it up myself. Here I found a reasonable explanation, http://www.photo.net/photo/orange-negative-mask.

Now, can somebody translate it?


User currently offlineGladdys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

It is becuase at some stage, light has got onto the film plane or inside the canister. More likely, the back of the camera has let in light. The photographic lab might have expossed it also!
Gladdys


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

???
I don't understand the linked site and i still dont get it. Tough question, huh? The masking creates better color accuracy??? And prints from the slides dont have that accuracy?? Very weird to me.


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