usairways@clt
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Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 5:30 am

Hi everyone,

I just got my pictures back and was quite surprised to learn that two of my rolls of film contained blank pictures. And with my luck, these rolls contained my best pictures....can anyone tell me what I might of been doing wrong to have gotten such a sad result? I WAS shooting around dusk time, but that shouldn't of given me blanks pics, should it?? And don't worry, my lens cap was on...

Those were good photos!!!!!!  

Thanks for any help.

Zach
 
USAir_757
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 5:42 am

Hi

Was it slides or prints???



C. Wassell
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usairways@clt
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 5:51 am

Prints.
 
nikonman
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:41 am

Take the lens cap off, they'll work better...

On a serious note, if they are BLACK then your film is exposed or under exposed. If they are clear, or white, then the film is overexposed, or not shot at all. CHeck out the negs for this...

 
usairways@clt
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 8:02 am

Well, they are clear, so I guess they were overexposed. But how could they have been overexposed to the extent of there being NOTHING on them? I have never had exposure problems like that. What kind of exposure compensation should I shoot for?

Thanks,
Zach
 
nikonman
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 8:06 am

I highly doubt that you overexposed the entire roll...it is possible that you sent in 2 blank rolls, that had nothing on them.

 
FastGlass
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 9:58 am

I hope you didn't pay for them...
 
USAir_757
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 10:31 am

One thing I just thought of: Did the film advance?

This happened to my dad, the first week he had his camera. The film did not advance, and the pictures were clear when he got them back.


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ckw
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RE: Blank Pictures?

Mon Oct 30, 2000 6:25 pm

I agree with USAir_757 - if they are totally devoid of any image at all, then they were processed, but any processing fault will leave a trace of something on the film.

With some cameras it is remarkably easy to load a film incorrectly (ie. the leader doesn't get properly "caught" by the winder spool) and happily shoot away with no indication that there is a problem - I recall the Pentax ME & MX being prone to this, and I've been caught before on a Canon AT1. Remember, the film counter advancing does not necessarily mean the film is advancing, as the counter is linked to the winding
mechanism, not the film in (many? all?) cameras.

Oh yeah - the best shots I ever took were on that roll which didn't wind on!

Cheers,

Colin
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