Cut film rolls

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by SebiF, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. SebiF

    SebiF Guest

    Hi All,

    Newbie question: I have close to a hundred film rolls that I would like
    to scan with the Minolta Dimage Dual IV so I need to cut them in
    stripes of 6.

    The problem is the film is curled and I'm not sure what's the best way
    to do this.
    I tried cutting one stripe but it is still to curled to properly fit
    into the holder.

    Are there any photo labs that would do this or is there any way I can
    do it myself?

    Regards,
    Sebastian
     
    SebiF, Dec 7, 2006
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  2. SebiF

    Alex M Guest

    Why not re-roll the film emulsion-side outwards, wrap in clingfilm to hold
    in place, and store them that way for a few days? That worked well for me
    with rollfilm, and it might work well with 35mm too.


    Alex
     
    Alex M, Dec 7, 2006
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  3. Yes, or he could hang them up with clothespins as if they were drying
    again.....Or even rewash them with distilled water and a little Kodak
    photoflow, and then rehang them.......
     
    William Graham, Dec 8, 2006
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  4. SebiF

    niceparking Guest

    I've certainly noticed that hanging them with a weight on the end
    (usually just a heavy clip) overnight straightens out the film I've
    just developed. If I just let it dry only an hour and then try to
    print or scan them, there's too much curl to work with them easily.
     
    niceparking, Dec 8, 2006
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  5. SebiF

    niceparking Guest

    I've certainly noticed that hanging them with a weight on the end
    (usually a heavy clip) overnight straightens out the film I've just
    developed. If I just let it dry only an hour and then try to print or
    scan them, there's too much curl to work with them easily.
     
    niceparking, Dec 8, 2006
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  6. Yeah.....I wish there was some way to get it flat in both planes.....Even
    the slight lateral curve interferes with its focus in the film scanner. Oh
    well, I suppose I could go to large format, but I will probably end up going
    digital, if I live long enough.....
     
    William Graham, Dec 8, 2006
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