green spots on my slide film :-(

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by malwinka, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. malwinka

    malwinka Guest

    I got my slide film back from the lab badly damaged - there are numerous
    green dots on it. Is it the lab's fault or mine? Does anybody know a
    website showing scans of film damaged by labs?
    malwinka, Oct 13, 2004
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    ROBMURR Guest

    nothing you could have done to cause
    green spots, its the labs fault.
    ROBMURR, Oct 13, 2004
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  3. malwinka

    Alan Browne Guest

    Can you post examples?

    Return to the lab and ask them. I've had slides return with thousands of tiny
    black dots firmy attached .... and they were able to clean them w/o damage.

    Alan Browne, Oct 13, 2004
  4. malwinka

    malwinka Guest

    I was trekking in Iceland, it was raining all the time ;-), and the bag
    with all my films got wet... But only one out of eight is damaged.
    malwinka, Oct 13, 2004
  5. malwinka

    malwinka Guest

    sorry, not now

    I don't think it would work in this case... I'll ask them, but I'm
    affraid all I can get is a new film.
    Thanks :)
    malwinka, Oct 13, 2004
  6. I'm sorry to say that numerous greed dots isn't enough information to help
    you out. My first guess is that the film wasn't loaded properly and didn't
    get fully developed. If that's the case, there is nothing to be done
    regarding recovering the lost image. Labs probably limit their liability,
    but you may ask for more than just the replacement film they generally offer.
    Maybe it's time you started one?
    Phil Stripling, Oct 13, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    That's what's known as a fingerprint on film.
    Dallas, Oct 13, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Dallas wrote:

    definitely not fingerprints.

    Warning: 4.5 MB, but if you just download the few hundred horiz. lines in your
    browser and stop it, you'll see what I mean. (2700 dpi).

    Alan Browne, Oct 13, 2004
  9. malwinka

    malwinka Guest

    Phil Stripling wrote:

    OK, OK I'll try to scan my slides ;-)
    malwinka, Oct 13, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    I'm definitely not downloading 4.5MB of whatever you posted on that URL,
    but once upon a time I received back some negatives with what appeared to
    be hundreds of little black dots on them. Turned out to be fingerprints.
    Dallas, Oct 14, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Let me explain that one more time: in your browser, when you begin to see the
    image appear, the top part of the image, just stop the download. There is
    enough detail there to see the specs of dust.
    Alan Browne, Oct 14, 2004
  12. malwinka

    Dallas Guest

    I pass.
    Dallas, Oct 14, 2004
  13. malwinka

    RSD99 Guest

    Looks like dust, dirt, or possibly mold. Since you just got
    them back from the lab, it's probably not mould.

    IMHO: Time to try cleaning with PEC-12 or possibly
    re-washing the film using filtered water.

    You should let the lab *manager* know, and provide a sample
    for him/her to evaluate.

    (2700 dpi).
    RSD99, Oct 14, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Be sure that I did. I returned 4 x 36 of mounted slides for them to clean. How
    they did the cleaning is no matter to me as long as they didn't damage the
    slides. I have examined a good sampling of them and they are now clean and to
    all appearnces undamaged. (the usual 1 or 2 per roll with a scratch or some
    embedded crap).

    They told me that a different operator than usual ran the batch and somehow
    missed a cleaning stage... this seems odd to me as I assumed their E-6 machine
    was automatic from feed to pre-cutting/mounting.

    I've done about 20 rolls with them over the past 5 months or so, and generally
    very good. A couple recent rolls went to another lab and they managed to
    scratch many slides. (That is via the store that does my negatives (very well)
    but they farm out the slides to another place).


    Alan Browne, Oct 14, 2004
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    Mr Jessop Guest

    Its this sort of crap that helped me go dslr. I had gone the slide/scanner
    route but even paying professional rates i was still getting dirty marks on
    negs. The only truly reliable slide processors were the people at fuji uk
    who did the process paid fuji film.
    Mr Jessop, Oct 14, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Bill Tuthill, Oct 15, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Plain dirt, since cleaned (not grain). Sensia 100. Yes, ICE gets rid of it,
    but I'd rather have the clean slide to begin with. The 4 rolls with this
    problem have been cleaned. (There was a roll of Velvia 100F in there too with
    the dirt).

    I've shot a lot of Sensia over the past year and it does have a grain that is
    really only apparent on scans, does not show in reasonable sized prints (9 x 6
    (in.) or so) on my Epson. On the computer monitor it is always there.

    Alan Browne, Oct 15, 2004
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