The "Fuji line" - weird.

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Jim, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    In my photo club, every so often (surprisingly often) a
    slide goes up with a thin dark line across the horizontal,
    about 2/3rds up the slide. Everyone groans - "oh, a Fuji

    This happens with different people, different cameras,
    different projectors, but only with Fuji slide film.

    What's going on? Is this a common problem, a known problem?
    My friends at the club say they've spoken to Fuji who deny
    all knowledge, but even as a newcomer, it's pretty clear to
    me that something's wrong, and it can't realistically be the
    camera, projector or lab as all of these are different. Only
    common factor is the slide film.

    Any ideas?

    [To email go to my address and take out the dog...]
    Jim, Jun 10, 2004
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  2. Never seen it, and I've been using Fuji slide film almost exclusively and doing
    my own E6 processing for the last few years.
    Malcolm Stewart, Jun 10, 2004
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  3. [Jim wrote in]
    Are they all using the same company/people to develop the film ?

    I've been an avid Fuji (film, not minilabs) lover for years, and I've never
    come across such a bizzare thing.
    Andy Davidson, Jun 12, 2004
  4. Very Strange, I've been using Fuji E6 films for at least a decade (RD 100,
    RDP 100, RH 400, RHP 400, Sensia 100, Sensia II 100, Sensia 400, Provia 100,
    Provia 400, Provia 1600, Velvia 50, MS 100/1000, Provia 100F, Provia 400F,
    Velvia 100F) and I've never noticed that on any of my slides (about 2000 x
    36 exp. films in all).

    However, when I used Process Paid film and therefore sent it back to Fuji
    for processing, I did have a few occasions when several images came back
    scratched (but as someone will no doubt point out, that would not give a
    black line).

    Since I gave up on Fuji Processing and switched to Peak Imaging for my
    processing, I've never had a single problem with the image processing (just
    with the process of composing the image ;^)) nor have I noticed any other
    slides with the phenomenon you describe amongst work exhibited by other club
    members and guest lecturers

    Since your ISP's Domain name suggests you too live in the UK, I would
    suggest you take whichever one of the following actions is most appropriate

    1) Suggest to the slide workers in your club they find a decent processor

    2) Find a decent club to join rather than the one you are currently in

    3) Go Troll a different newsgroup
    Tony Parkinson, Jun 13, 2004
  5. Jim

    brian Guest

    I actually thought you had shrugged off your roll as newsgroup fanny and
    answered a post positively, and gave straight forward and reasonable answer
    to the guys post, but then you shot right back to "fanny" with comments, 2)
    and 3). You have no knowledge of the Camera club he is part of and therefore
    no way of knowing wherther or not it is indeed a shite club, and I think you
    got the Troll comment backward, it should have been directed towards
    yourself. Perhaps I should be pleased that you actually tried to give a
    positive answer, even although you fell at the final hurdle, and I realise
    that changing in stages is better than nothing, I mean its always harder to
    try going cold turkey, isn't it.

    brian, Jun 13, 2004
  6. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Well a) I agree it's bizarre, and b) the consensus seems to
    be that this ISN'T a common problem, so I'll have to look
    into it further to get an answer. Certainly if I hadn't seen
    it will my own eyes, I'd be a little cynical (though not
    perhaps as cynical as some). It does seem most likely that
    they're using the same people to develop their films, and it
    might be as simple as that - but I'll have to ask. The
    reason NOT to jump to that conclusion was that we live in
    different parts of the city and there's no consensus among
    them on the "best" lab or developer. Quite the opposite. But
    maybe those rare cases of a line appearing ARE when one lab
    is used. I'll ask next week if there's some common ground



    [To email go to my address and take out the dog...]
    Jim, Jun 14, 2004
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